Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Michael Olear offers insight on moving into a senior living community

On March 16, Michael Olear joined other Buffalo, NY Realtors at Canterbury Woods to provide helpful insight and guidance on making a successful transition from a house into a senior living community. In fact, many of those in attendance will soon be residents at Canterbury Woods’ newest location at Gates Circle in Buffalo! Michael, a licensed real estate broker and [MORE…]

Is it time to ask an elderly loved one to explore new housing options?

Keeping our older loved ones safe and happy is a high priority for many of us, but when giving up the family home is part of the discussion, there’s often a stiff resistance to change and explore senior housing options. Because a house contains so many cherished memories, talk of any change can become emotional. [MORE…]

Our country’s senior housing crisis — Part II

Last week we wrote about our nation’s senior housing crisis — one out of six people over the age of 65 living below the federally established poverty line, and the waiting list for subsidized housing in our own backyard and across the country ranging from 12 to 24 months. Today, we’ll look at some possible [MORE…]

Explaining our country’s senior housing crisis – Part I

Did you know we have a senior housing crisis in this country? Here’s the dilemma: The number of Americans over the age of 65 grows by 10,000 every day, one out of six people over the age of 65 are living below the federally established poverty line, and the waiting list for subsidized housing in [MORE…]

Are we prepared to accommodate the oldest of the old?

Are you ready for a number that will truly knock your socks off? The National Institute on Aging reports that the number of individuals age 85 and over will increase from 3.5 million in 1994 to 14 million by 2040! The real estate world has already been in reaction mode for several years, coming up [MORE…]

AACs help today’s Baby Boomers stay active and independent

Have you heard the term “active adult community,” or AAC for short? Active adult communities are springing up with great popularity across the nation and tend to cater to the Baby Boomer generation — those 55 and up. But what’s makes them such an attractive housing alternative? For starters, these are not retirement communities. In [MORE…]

Parting with the family homestead can be a difficult — but logical — decision

Have the kids grown up and moved out of the house? Do you suddenly find that you’re living in and caring for a home that’s now too large for your current needs? If that’s the case, are you ready to start a new and exciting chapter in your life? In most cases, selling the family [MORE…]

The Village Movement: Beacon Hill was just the beginning

Back in the early 2000s, our nation experienced the beginning of the “Village Movement” with the opening of Beacon Hill Village in the Boston, Mass. area. In the senior housing world, a “village” is an “aging in place” community where seniors help other seniors in the same geographic area. A village can offer many advantages [MORE…]

Seniors should begin their housing search with a list of needs

For our aging population, there are a wide variety of housing choices to consider when the time comes to sell the family home. From senior apartment complexes to communities that will meet all of your needs now and in the future, there certainly is a lot to think about. Preparing a checklist of your current [MORE…]

For older homeowners, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65? It’s also a fact that one in three adults over the age of 65 fall in the home each year. Here are some easy tips to help prevent falls in the home: • Exercise focused on weight [MORE…]