Many are purchasing condos in which they live several months a year, while others are purchasing homes to be their primary residence in order to enjoy their grandkids during their formative years.
Westminster, CO (PRWEB) March 17, 2016
For the past twenty or thirty years there have been many young adults leaving the Rust Belt and Eastern cities and moving to the Denver area to be in a place with a more vibrant economy and recreational opportunities. Most of these young adults have settled here and many have married and started families. Now their parents who have been travelling to visit their children and grandchildren are reaching retirement age and deciding to move to the area to be closer to them and spend their golden years with their extended families.
“I have noticed a dramatic increase in grandparents moving to Colorado to be closer to their grandkids,” said Matt Studzinski, of RE/MAX Alliance. “Many are purchasing condos in which they live several months a year, while others are purchasing homes to be their primary residence in order to enjoy their grandkids during their formative years.”
In fact, forty percent of survey respondents said that they have friends and family members aged 50 or older who have moved in the last year to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Many Americans say that their friends and family members moved specifically because their children needed additional help with their kids due to both parents working.
Moving, according to the Senior Care Central blog, is considered one of the most stressful life events people experience. For seniors that are moving to be closer to their children and grandchildren, Studzinski suggests the following three tips:
No. 1: Process emotions. “You should never just pack away your emotions like your belongings if leaving the place you have called home, perhaps for many years,” said Studzinski. “It’s normal to feel sad on occasions such as this, but always keep in mind why you are moving: to be closer to your family. That is a joyous occasion.”
No. 2: Downsize. The less one has to move, adds Studzinski, the better. Additionally, for seniors moving in with their children or downsizing to a condo, getting rid of unnecessary possessions is not only practical but essential. To unburden oneself from items that just can’t come along for the ride, have a garage sale, sell them on Craigslist or Ebay or donate them.
No. 3: Hire professionals. “Moving is emotionally and physically exhausting, but you don’t have to do everything on your own,” said Studzinski. “For items you will be keeping, such as any heavy furniture, hire a professional mover, particularly one that specializes in assisting with smooth transitions.”
About Matt Studzinski, RE/MAX Alliance
Veteran real estate professional Matt Studzinski works with buyers and sellers alike. Matt’s specialties include buyer brokerage, seller brokerage, condominiums, foreclosure properties, horse properties, investments, luxury homes, new construction, relocation, and short sales. For more information, please call (720) 255-4663, or email Matt at Matts(at)remax.net. The office is located at 9737 Wadsworth Pkwy., Westminster, CO 80021.
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