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Hmmm… Do You REALLY Know What Your Partner Wants In A New Home?

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If you have been in a long-term relationship, you both might think you already know each other’s positions on most issues. After all, you have been through a lot together, and there have been many instances where your intuition about your partner’s thoughts on an issue was spot on. It’s a comfort to know that you don’t have to check in with each other about everything, isn’t it?    … Read More »

Downsizing at the time that’s “RIGHT” for you

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From time to time in this blog we will draw on our experiences with older Australians who were, as you may be, ready for a lifestyle change. We will introduce you to a challenge or an opportunity they discovered as they  looked into selling their home and moving to another. And we will bring you the tips and guidance we gave them, which helped smooth the way toward their new dream.  
Take, for instance, Barbara and Johnny, who … Read More »

Downsizing, Rightsizing or Simply Simplifying ?

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Whether you call it downsizing or right-sizing, housing choices for the over 50 brigade are mostly about simplifying. Referred to as “downsizing”in recent literature, this term, for many mature Australians, has a ring of gloom and doom about it, implying the beginning of a downward slide after a lifetime of moving upwards in the world. This needn’t be the case, however. And, … Read More »

Moving from Guilt to Acceptance after placing a parent into aged care

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You have noticed your mum is becoming increasingly frail and confused. She moved in with your family soon after your dad passed away a few years ago, and at first it was great. Sure, she never totally got used to not having dad around, but she was still the compassionate, vibrant mum who made the kitchen smell absolutely wonderful, most particularly when she made her famous apple pie. You loved the intergenerational chatter at the dinner table almost every night, and looked … Read More »

From Dreaming To Doing – Baby Boomers Preparing For Change

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Now that baby boomers have reached twice the age that we used to think of as old (remember how you felt about being thirty when in your teens?), our life vision is altering. The dream of someday having a family with two kids and a home with a picket fence isn’t relevant now that the children are grown, the neighborhood isn’t the same, and our … Read More »

Having “The Conversation” with Your Aging Parents.

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Holidays are traditionally festive times, when families gather to share good food and good company and to make memories. It is a time when everyone is on their best behavior, trying to keep old sibling rivalries and the like on the back burner. For many of us this is one of the only times all or most of the family is together, from aging parents to their baby boomer children to grandchildren, etc. Since the whole family is not together often, and … Read More »

Why we love wrinkles

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Throw away those expensive wrinkle creams, banish all thoughts of Botox. Here at Property Focus in Sydney (PFiS) we love wrinkles. Those little lines around your eyes reveal to the world that You’ve lived! You’ve been places! You know stuff!

It’s that savvy and experience that separates the men from the boys or, in this case, the women from the girls. Let’s face it, I’m no spring chicken. But you won’t find any wrinkle cream on my bathroom shelf because I want the world, and more importantly my clients, to know I’ve lived! I’ve been places! And I know stuff! Too.

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