Entries for 2016
Posted by Jennifer Novak on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find
yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be
foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you
may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so
This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of
emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you
find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the
reason, you may realize that you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea
of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be
daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with
the tips below:
Posted by Jennifer Novak on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions. Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience. Estate Sales are managed by pr...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and
online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you
could imagine. Our CT Online Auction
site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local
pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the
opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up
sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move
management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help
reduce moving day stress.
Don’t move without a plan
At Caring Transitions, we see a lot
of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan
properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and
this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over
age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and
board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live?
From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where
over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults. This is followed by heavy populations of
older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%).
Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on March 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Supporting older adults as they move from a family home to
Community or retirement housing is very rewarding for Caring Transitions
owners, but we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our professional
Caring Transitions takes great pride in our local and
national relationships. We have cultivated a professional network of realtors,
caregivers, attorneys, funeral directors, hospice partners, guardians and
Posted by Jennifer Novak on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele
Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult
children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many
years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a
family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes
in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what would be ...