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3 Reasons Dementia Cases Could Triple by 2050

3 Reasons Dementia Cases Could Triple by 2050

An aging population plus trends in obesity and chronic disease drive predictions of spike by Michele G. Sullivan, Excerpted from AARP, July 27, 2021 In just three decades, more than 152 million people across the globe may be living with dementia, with the highest...

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Warning Signs of Glaucoma

Warning Signs of Glaucoma

Only an eye exam can pick up most early signs by Kim Painter, AARP, October 20, 2022 The facts about glaucoma can seem a little scary: It’s the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affects about 3 million Americans and becomes more common with age....

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4 Surprising Benefits of the Flu Shot

4 Surprising Benefits of the Flu Shot

The vaccine can protect you from influenza, and it may have some other perks as well by Beth Howard, AARP, October 3, 2022 Not getting sick from the flu is reason enough to roll up your sleeve for a flu vaccine every fall. And along with preventing millions of...

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What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

From Keeping Current Matters Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s some debate around whether we’re officially in a recession right now, the good news is experts say a...

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Celebrate Your Caregivers!

Celebrate Your Caregivers!

With high turnover and an overall caregiver crisis, it’s more important now than ever to increase morale and make your staff feel appreciated, valued and respected.  Rewarding those staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty can encourage others to do...

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The Real Secret to Selling Your RCFE in Today’s Market

The Real Secret to Selling Your RCFE in Today’s Market

If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two...

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What’s Actually Happening with Care Home Prices Today?

What’s Actually Happening with Care Home Prices Today?

One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what's happening with care home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their care homes. That can feel confusing and...

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Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a care home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic –...

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Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

If you’re wondering if home prices (including care home prices for RCFEs and ARFs) are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not only are experts forecasting home...

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3 Tips for Buying a Care Home Today

3 Tips for Buying a Care Home Today

If you put off your care home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions. Recent data shows the supply of homes, including RCFEs and ARFs, for sale is increasing, giving...

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Care Home Prices?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Care Home Prices?

Whether you’re a potential care home buyer or seller, or both, you probably want to know: will care home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for...

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Things To Avoid After Applying for an RCFE Home Loan

Things To Avoid After Applying for an RCFE Home Loan

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy an RCFE, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may not realize you need...

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Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

If you’re thinking about buying an RCFE, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your RCFE...

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What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ Market

What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ Market

Even if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That’s because there’s a lot of talk about how strong market conditions are for people who want to sell their RCFE homes. But if you’re thinking about listing...

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How RCFE Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

How RCFE Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make...

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How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as an RCFE Home Buyer

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as an RCFE Home Buyer

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. The rates for RCFE mortgages are about .75% - 5.0% higher, depending upon the type of financing utilized.  While that news may have you questioning the timing of your RCFE...

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Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more...

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

 With rates inching their way up to 5%, the housing market is slowly changing and trends are emerging that illustrate a shift in the insanely hot housing market. New Trends Emerge As rates zoom upwards, home affordability is beginning to impact the housing market in...

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Why It’s Critical To Price Your RCFE Home Right

Why It’s Critical To Price Your RCFE Home Right

When you sell your RCFE, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many RCFE homeowners are eager to list in today’s sellers’ market.  After all, with record-low inventory and high buyer demand, many RCFE homes are selling for more...

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It’s a Good Time To Sell

It’s a Good Time To Sell

In today’s sellers’ market, many care home owners are weighing their options and trying to decide if they should sell their care home.   If you’re in that group, you may be balancing things like the ongoing health crisis, rising mortgage rates, difficulty in...

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CONSIDER GOING SOLAR

CONSIDER GOING SOLAR

As a real estate broker specializing in care home sales, as well as a CPA, I am frequently asked by clients how to “improve the bottom line,” or, increase net operating income.  I’m often surprised that many care home owners do not timely prepare monthly operating...

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Scientists say they’ve zeroed in on a cause of Alzheimer’s

Scientists say they’ve zeroed in on a cause of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside say they have uncovered a reason why some people with protein plaques and tangles in their brains do not develop Alzheimer’s disease. The prevailing theory is that brain plaques and tangles (made up of protein...

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How to Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

How to Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the care homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning of the game.   The care homebuying process, like chess, requires...

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The Holidays Are A Great Time To Sell Your RCFE!

The Holidays Are A Great Time To Sell Your RCFE!

Have you considered selling your RCFE, but think it’s better to wait until the New Year before you put your RCFE on the market?  Think again!  The holidays are a MAGNIFICENT time to sell your RCFE because buyer demand is still very strong.  Also, holiday-decorated...

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