Facts and Figures of Maintaining a Home

 Posted by Dennis Begg on July 6, 2017 at 11:35 AM
During a Home Transition, there are many costs to consider.  For most Americans, their home is their largest asset, and also their largest expense. There are many nuances that factor into a late-life move, and many times families find themselves overwhelmed and short on time and resources. Hiring a professional to guide and plan the process not only eliminates stress but extra expenses as well, allowing the family to take advantage of their largest asset - the home.

Caring Resources for Moving Mom and Dad

 Posted by Dennis Begg on May 24, 2017 at 10:59 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 34 million unpaid caregivers providing care for family members who suffer from illness or disability. Those caregivers must often seek additional support in the form of qualified third party providers. Caregivers who support aging parents may find the following information helpful when making those choices. Housing Resources: The U.S. Government provides...

Managing Your Move

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Once you’ve made a decision to take charge of your own health, safety or social needs by moving to a Senior Living Community,   1. Prepare in Advance Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start putting your home in order today. Begin by evaluating what you really need to keep and then start to downsize, clear out clutter, plan an Estate Sale or make major home repairs. It is a proven fact that homes will sell for a higher p...

Win a $100 Gift Card to the Container Store!

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Do you consider yourself clean and organized? Or are you one of those people that cleans AROUND your clutter?We want to hear from you. Answer our one question about what Spring Cleaning looks like in your house and you'll be entered to win! Share the contest and you'll receive even more entries!

Jax Beach Estate Sale

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 9, 2017 at 2:11 PM
Mark your calendars! This sale will be located in Jacksonville Beach, 32250 for one day only: Saturday, April 22 from 8 am until 4 pm. This sale offers a variety of furniture, fine art, kitchenware and garage items that are in very nice condition. Fine Art by Erte and Dali will be offered (both with Certificates of Authenticity) as well as a unique grapevine based glass-topped dining table and separately a grapevine based, glass-topped coffee tab...

Fleming Island, FL On-line Auction

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 9, 2017 at 2:04 PM
Don't miss this Fleming Island, FL on-line auction offering a great mix of furniture, fine art, collectibles and garage items. Works by Blenko, Balke, Imari, Le Kinff, Albert Vargas, Nechis, and Jane Seymour are included. Click here to see more details and place a bid today!  Happy Bidding!

What To Do With It All

 Posted by Dennis Begg on March 23, 2017 at 4:09 PM
Possessions can gather up in your life, especially when you have kids. You may look around and find yourself waist-deep in clutter. But while you dream about a clean and orderly home, the downsizing process can feel daunting when you have an entire house to go through. Where do you even start? How do you avoid the heartache of accidentally parting with some of your memories? If you take a look at these five tips below, you may find your dow...

Help Wanted

 Posted by Dennis Begg on February 25, 2017 at 12:50 PM
Caring Transitions Of First Coast is offering part-time flexible positions for energetic and talented people who are passionate about helping Seniors complete activities related to downsizing, decluttering, packing/unpacking, and estate liquidations. This is exciting work and the opportunities are located in Duval, St. Johns, and Flagler counties! Ideal candidates will be friendly, customer service oriented, have a passion for serving ...

Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by Dennis Begg on February 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Preparing to leave a home you’ve lived in for a while may take weeks, and in some cases, even months. Families should take great care when establishing closing and vacancy dates. Although not always possible, Caring Transitions usually recommends an 8-10 week window for the entire relocation process. This includes tasks like mover and realtor selection, downsizing, space planning for the new residence, packing, moving, unpacking, and finally, dis...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by Dennis Begg on January 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Helping a loved one relocate to a senior facility is hard enough. But when complications such as dementia or other memory impairments are added to the mix, the task can feel nearly impossible. Many family members struggle with the added complexity of assuring their senior loved one that they are safe and secure, all while trying to figure out which possessions should go and which should stay. In the end, your senior loved one may know best the pr...
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