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Let me start out by saying I’m a Senior Real Estate Professional (SRES) in Boulder Colorado that has a strong interest in providing Real Estate services to people in the 2nd 1/2 of their life.  My interest in learning more about seniors is compounded by the fact that I myself  have 5 generations of women living in my family (I know there are more like me out there, let me hear from you) :   my grandmother is 98 (still with it…bless her heart), my mother 78 (caretaker of my grandmother who recently went into a nursing home because she wasn’t capable of taking care of her at her home any more), ME ( listener of problems, counselor in training, director of research and in the middle of the  sandwich generation), my daughter (who is direct caretaker to her husbands grandmother who is bi-polar and also lives close enough to  her grandparents on her dad’s side that still live in their own home and are closing in on 90) and wee little Sophie Louise who is 18 months and is running circles around mom and grandmom and great grandmom.  You’d think we’d all be nuts ourselves by now….but we’re not there yet! Read the rest of this entry »

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Hotel Boulderado Celebrates 100 Years

One hundred years ago, in January 1909, the Hotel Boulderado opened it’s doors. The Hotel Boulderado has been a landmark in Boulder since opening new year’s day in 1909. The hotel was named after Boulder and Colorado so that everyone would remember the hotel’s location. In 1905, Boulder’s city council wanted to grow the city of 8,000 people by providing a luxury hotel. Stock was sold at $100 per share to raise funds to build the hotel.  Even back in 1909 the hotel had many comforts, all bedrooms were fitted with light fixtures that ran on both natural gas and electricity.  The hotel had a huge coal furnace which was stoaked 24 hours a day to keep the hotel warm and provide hot water to its guests.  Rooms back then went from $1.00 – $2.50 per day!   Read the rest of this entry »

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Boomer’s are Buzzing About Nicaragua’s Affordable Cost of Living and Stunning Natural Beauty

Scenic Beauty and Surfing Paradise

Scenic Beauty and Surfing Paradise

Many baby boomers are discovering the affordability and beauty of Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast.

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua- What was once a small Read the rest of this entry »

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Retirement and Home Ownership – Is It For You?

More seniorsOwning your home is a good idea, but is it a good idea to stay in it throughout your retirement?  I know that buying or selling a house is 90% emotion and 10% logic and it seems that even I have difficulty thinking about my living and housing situation in my older years of retirement.   It’s almost like it will never get here and so why spend much time thinking about it – I’ll just wing it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Colorado Retirement Community With a History – And I Don’t Mean Trouble!

Every Active Adult Retirement Community, now a days, seems to have a special spin. Trying to find one that doesn’t isn’t easy these days. Mom and Daughter

I’m hearing a lot of Boomers saying “Hey it’s their life, let them decide where they want to live”, or “It’s not my life, what do I care where my parents end up”. Hummm… maybe there’s something to this that I’m not realizing, but what I do realize is that people of different generations have different ideas about what makes them happy. Choosing a retirement location and moving is painful enough, but what if you move to a place because you’re kids think you should and that place just doesn’t suit you… that’s even worse. Maybe you just want to chill ok ??? Well I think I found mine! Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Give Away the Farm – Understanding How Important Title is on Your Deed of Trust

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Think of the title to your Real Estate Property as part of your estate planning. For most people, their home is their largest asset. The names on the title of your property and the form of that title can impact your ability to stay in your home not to mention how you can cut out your intended heirs or possibly reduce their tax consequences. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taking Care of Mom Without Loosing Your Mind

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I know I’m not alone, but I am feeling a bit guilty for moving half way across the country lately, far away from my mother (77 yrs old) who just put her mother (97 yrs old) in a nursing home. For all the Baby Boomers out there that are feeling guilty about having a life as well as taking care of grandchildren and mom as well – Get Over IT !

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Active Retirement or Geezer Community ? Colorado has it all!

Did you ever think that you’d end up following in your parents retirement footsteps or does retirement mean something totally different to you? Actually, “Active” and “Retirement” go perfect together in Colorado – just like peas and carrots! Read the rest of this entry »

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