Supply and Demand. There is a shortage nationwide of homes for sale. Skittish builders took cover after the Recession of 2008 and simply did not re-mobilize at a pace necessary to keep up with the shifting market demands. As a result, homes have appreciated at a rapid pace. Sell? Age-in-Place? Downsize?
The Phoenix Valley is most recognized for world renown medical facilities, low cost of living, great restaurants, shopping and the arts. The weather is arid and warm and people are friendly. In June 2021, the Valley ranked #6 in Affordability of the largest ten metropolitans in the U.S.
The SRES is the only nationally recognized educational credential for Realtors specializing in the fifty and older homeowner demographic. Training is managed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the world's largest professional association. Homeowners over the age of fifty typically have higher savings, and are frequently targeted for fraudulent practices or "training" for inexperienced agents who aggressively solicit this demographic. The older we are, the less time we have to recoup losses which could have been avoided by using seasoned tenured professionals in all aspects of our financial portfolio. Seniors have needs unique to a younger home buyer or seller. Once you find a tenured reputable SRES, you will be introduced to a strong network of established specialists in your community. More information on why you should use a credentialed SRES can be found in this NAR publication.
We are Arizona's expert in working with Homeowners over the age of 50 looking to transition in the Scottsdale-Phoenix Valley of the Sun.
We specialize in transitional housing including Luxury Homes, Seasonal Residences, Investment Properties, Age-restricted and Assisted Living Communities, Apartment, Congregate Living Arrangements and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).
Call us for an introduction to a local network of tenured: Aging-in-Place designers, Concierge Health and Life Care Management, Stagers, Move Managers, De-clutterers, Estate Sale & Auction Experts, Care Givers, Wealth Managers, Personal Bankers, Concierge Doctors, Insurance Providers, and Retirement community advocates. As a past Chairman of the US Green Building Council, she holds a Legacy LEED Accredited Professional designation and is an advocate for indoor air quality and sick building syndrome, issues critical to maintaining our health as we spend more time indoors.
Looking for the perfect home or community? A quick internet search will uncover dozens of sites requiring you to provide your personal contact information. Just be aware that these services then "own" your name and will be providing it to multiple Senior Communities to "lock you in" for as long as 12-24 months.
NO OBLIGATION, OR OBLIGATION-BEWARE
Looking to discuss your options for you or your loved-one? deciding whether to Age-in-Place at home, Sell and "Right-Size" or find an Independent, Assisted, or Group Home community in Arizona? Feel free to call for a truly no-obligation chat on your options in the Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix Housing Market. Denise van den Bossche is a Realty Executive with SRES credentials professionally representing home buyers and sellers in the Scottsdale-Phoenix Valley for over 36 years. More about her can be found at DeniseVDB.com Denise's husband and partner of over 20 years, Patrick, is President of Realty Executives International, one of the oldest and largest residential real estate brokerage franchises in the world, with over 550 offices and 8500 agents worldwide.
Celebrating 36 years representing homeowners in the Paradise Valley, Scottsdale & Phoenix Valley of the Sun. Call 602-980-0737 for a Truly No-Obligation Perspective and introduction to Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the Phoenix Valley of the Sun specialists.
SRES Newsletters: Topics specific to homeowners over fiftty
WE HAVE AMAZING RESOURCES HERE IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN. Adding Aging-in-Place features, or selling a long time home may be part of a transition to an independent or assisted care facility, and families may be unaware of the options that are available in the community. As a specialist, I can provide helpful insight on how others have made similar transitions, information on helpful services and resources, and assurance that a successful transition can be accomplished. Moving to a new location can be a daunting task, especially when downsizing from a long-term home. You may wish to evaluate remodeling to Age-in-Place, or to adapt another family member's home to accommodate a senior. We can introduce you to the most amazing in-home caregivers. We also have information on congregate, assisted and continuing-care facilities throughout the Valley. We may discuss situations in which a tax-deferred 1031 exchange would be possible and advantageous, as well as alert you to tax issues that could impact spouses, partners and heirs. Did you know stepped-up basis rule does not always apply and heirs can be held to the original cost basis of a gift or inheritance? That foreign spouses are treated differently in regards to federal estate tax benefits. And that there are certain situations when it may be advantageous to consider home equity conversion (HECM) mortgages. We can also discuss your awareness of financial schemes and scams that specifically target the elderly. Of course tax laws are ever-changing, and we will always advise you to seek advice from your financial and tax professionals.
We work with clients and their family members with to help make your transition as stress free as possible. Allow us to introduce you to great resources that can help keep you healthy and optimistic about this new phase of life.
REMODELING YOUR HOME.
Adding Aging-in-Place features into the design of your remodel or the updating of your home can pay you big dividends! Adding just a few modifications to your "updating" plans can provide you with the option to live in your home longer. And, whether you stay in the home, or "right-size" somewhere else, adding Boomer-Design features will increase your buyer-pool and home value! Here is a great blog on the topic www.BoomerDesigned.com. We work with award winning designers. More information can be found at the National Design for Aging Council, The Center for Health Design, Society of the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition, North Valley Coalition On Aging (NVCOA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) sites. Printable ARTICLE
Whether at home or a community, there are amazing caregiver services here in the Valley. Especially important for family members living elsewhere. Services range from Companionship, Personal Care, Specialized and Health Care.
LISTING YOUR HOME.
If transitioning out of your home is your decision, that is our expertise. As a concierge Realtor, Denise VDB will work with you directly to use her 36 years of expertise to help you navigate all aspects of selling your home, with the least disruption. Call 602-980-0737 for a no-obligation meeting.
Let me introduce you to a Move Manager or Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist to handle all the phases and tasks of downsizing, moving, decluttering, or disbanding your home. Fees may be on an hourly basis, by task, or for an entire project, and it is wise to ask for an estimate of costs before making a commitment. More information can be found at the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM.org) Site. You can also see Certified Relocation & Transition Specialists (CRTScertification.com) site.
Our goal is to make your transition as stressfree as possible
There are so many options in and around the Scottsdale area! Call me for a quick discussion so I can best direct you to those resources which can best help you in your fact-finding. I love to share the knowledge I've gained in the field watching this area grow over the last 36 years!
For an example, Click on the video to the left for a Quick Tour of Old Town Scottsdale's most Prestigious Lock & Leave walkable lifestyle at the Waterfront. Other general information on Scottsdale can be found HERE
There are many gated community and highrise options around Phoenix's most famous and historical landmark hotel. More HERE. Click on the video link for a tour of one of those communities, elevated with beautiful skyline views of Phoenix, and just 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
HOW SOCIAL MEDIA DRIVES BUYERS TO YOUR DOOR. Today's buyers are no longer confined to an office commute, and the Scottsdale Valley is an attractive option Worldwide. To effectively reach the most qualified and selective buyers, social media is critical. In this Paradise Valley golf course home listing, watch a couple of cute pups driving their open air convertible by the property to generate instagram and facebook sharing to attract potential buyers. Brought to you by DeniseVDB.com
HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME CRITICAL IN SOCIAL DISTANCING STANDARDS. Today's buyers expect to virtually "walk through" your home in making their buying decision. Make sure you are working with a technology-savvy Real Estate Professional. See example here by clicking to the left.