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Articles and Guides

Use the following articles and guides to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Senior Care Consultant if you have questions.

Moving

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Steer Clear of Moving Scams 

Some tips to make sure you don't get ripped off during your relocation.

The Stress-Free Guide to Selling an Inherited Home 

Inheriting a home from a loved one can be a wonderful gift or a challenging inconvenience, depending on your individual circumstances and what you plan to do with the home. Many times, families will move into an inherited home and sell their own properties that they’ve been living in. In other cases, those who inherit a home will hold an estate sale to sell off unneeded items and then sell the property itself. **After reading this article, if you are ready for help - contact Paxem for your moving, organizing, estate sale, de-cluttering needs. www.Paxem.com 847-829-4437

What Constitutes a Good Home Inspection? 

Written by Extra Eyez Inspections - Article describes some things that need to be done when getting an inspection. Make sure to hire a licensed home inspector.

Should You Consider a Move to a Senior Community? 

Moving doesn't have to be difficult. How do you decide it's time?

10 Tips For Downsizers With Too Much Stuff by Forbes Magazine 

The baby boomers, long known as master acquirers, are now learning a new skill: getting rid of excess stuff. Some are empty nesters moving to smaller digs. Others are helping their aging parents sort through their belongings before a move or are disposing of items in the wake of a parent’s death.

Paxem checklist of services offered Requires Adobe Reader

Checklist of moving services offered by Paxem, Inc.

How to Choose a Moving Company 

When getting ready to move, not only will your preparation and research be two of the most important parts of your move, but so will the moving company you choose.

Staging Checklist Requires Adobe Reader

If you're thinking about moving your home needs to be staged and prepared for sale. The staging checklist, provided by Paxem, Inc., will guide you through the process.

Retention of Records Guide Requires Adobe Reader

Not sure how long you need to keep those papers? You'll find the current retention list by item to help you know what you can shred and what you must save.

Antiques & Collectibles Valuation 

It may be difficult to provide a value to a piece without the proper information. There are a lot of reproductions in the marketplace. Investigating the piece and providing value will be more accurate when you use the tips listed here.

Protecting Yourself from Moving Fraud 

There are a lot of moving scams out there. Rogue movers often low-ball estimates and then hold your belongings hostage. This article talks about red flags to keep in mind when dealing with moving companies.

Dad and the Empty Nest 

Dads suffer from empty nest syndrome, too. This article talks about tips to get through the experience.

Relocation Stress Syndrome 

Moving at any age is stressful. The logistics of planning, packing, and paying for a move are one thing, but the emotional element of changing one’s primary residence can lead to a condition called relocation stress syndrome (RSS).

Planning a Move to a Senior Community Requires Adobe Reader

Moving your parent or other loved one to a senior community can be a lengthy and emotionally charged process. From discussing the topic with them and identifying the perfect location, to developing a moving plan and helping them settle in, the transition is one that requires patience, understanding, and a time commitment from family members and others in the senior’s support network.

How to Prepare for the Move 

Things you can do to alleviate some of the stresses incurred while preparing to move.

Do I Still Need Homeowner's Insurance When I Move? Requires Adobe Reader

When you move you really need to have insurance to cover your personal property. Learn more in this article.

Moving Checklist Requires Adobe Reader

A guide to moving from the moment you decide to move, during the move, and after. The checklist has been supplied courtesy of Paxem, Inc.

 
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