There was probably a time, many years ago, when moving meant boxing up a few dishes and calling a friend who could loan you a pickup truck. Now however, if you’re like most older people, you have spent a lifetime lovingly filling your home with furniture, artwork and special mementos. Moving to a new home…

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1. Not every new home builder is a room addition expert.  Building NEW is 99% of the time easier that adding on to an existing home. Before you put on that room addition, make sure your contractor has a portfolio of room additions that do not look like after thoughts. 2. Ask a contractor’s references…

The Peter Pan Dilemma All of us are getting older. It is a fact many want to ignore, but it is true. As we get older, various things don’t work as well as they once did. Things like eyesight, hearing, balance, and mobility all tend to decline as we age. I don’t say this to…

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When Dick Van Dyke did his famous slapstick tumble over the ottoman in the opening of his ‘60s sitcom, it was funny. Back then, a fall for Dick—or for that matter, for us—was no big deal. We’d bounce right back up and keep right on going. But not anymore. These days, a fall can put…

The deadline to apply for the Livable Homes Tax Credit is February 28. If you purchased a new home or remodeled an existing home in 2015 and the new home or the remodeling involved accessibility features you could be eligible for a tax credit of up to $5,000 on your Virginia income taxes. If you…

Marni Jameson’s AARP Book ‘Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go’ Features Local Senior Moving Company Door to Door Solutions Door to Door Solutions, a Richmond, Va. senior moving company that specializes in later life moves, is pleased to announce the company has recently been featured in Marni Jameson’s “Downsizing the Family Home:…

Updating your home to a more efficient, modern version of itself can be a massive headache. Oftentimes, it’s difficult to know where to begin. To help lessen this dilemma, first take on the home updates that you can do once and be done with. These are updates that require little to no maintenance and pay…

As we begin another New Year, I’d like to take a moment to think about what we would like to accomplish in the coming year. I would like to see this be the year that planning ahead to have a home for a lifetime begins to be perceived as wisdom rather than surrender. I would…

For Howard Homes in Carmel, IN, Helping Seniors Is a Transition, Not a Transaction Whether you’re moving to a retirement community or downsizing to a smaller house or to live with your children, selling your home and moving at this point in your life is so different from any move you’ve ever made before. There’s,…