The Advocate

The one-stop shop for both older adults and the children of aging parents in Minnesota. Whether you’re looking for a senior apartment, assisted living or a nursing home, you’ll find it here! The Change AGEnt Group of RE/MAX Results specializes in helping older adults downsize.

Move Management with Eddie McGill – Podcast #7

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Moving! The word alone can strike fear into our hearts. But there are solutions to help us organize, pack, store and relocate. In this episode, Host Lisa Dunn and Producer Marshall Saunders discuss move management with Eddie McGill from Rose’s Daughters, a move management company. Eddie McGill, from Rose’s Daughters, can be found online at www.rosesdaughters.com.

Estate Law with Craig Goldman – Podcast #6

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Issues surrounding estate law like health care directives, powers of attorney, wills, and trusts can get really confusing really fast. Where do you start? What is the best way to tackle these difficult issues? In this episode, Host Lisa Dunn and Producer Marshall Saunders discuss legal issues facing seniors with Craig Goldman of Goldman Law…

Financial Transitions with Maura Albrecht – Podcast #5

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As people age, their perceptions of financial health and comfortability change. Where you used to think savings, now you think spending but in a way that allows for financial longevity. In this episode, Host Lisa Dunn and Producer Marshall Saunders discuss important elements of financial transitions with Maura Albrecht, President of Financial Wellness for You.…

A Family Perspective: Andrea Zimmerman – Podcast #4

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Do you have a loved one with Dementia? In this week’s podcast hear what it’s like to help a family member with dementia move into senior housing. This is a daughter’s story of helping her parents. 

The Move Process – Podcast #3

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This is a must-listen! I’ve got some insider tips for you about preparing to move. Believe it or not, it can be as simple as a three-step process!  I know this is a big move, and I know you may be feeling overwhelmed. This episode is filled with some practical tips that may just be…

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Quality Care for All – Podcast #2

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Today I welcome guest Lindsay Schmidt, Marketing Director for Dellwood Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care.   What do you do when you are looking for senior housing and are concerned about the increasing costs? Lindsay lays out some options you may not be aware of. Enjoy!

Senior Housing Saturday – Applewood Pointe Shoreview

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During the last Senior Housing Saturday event, I talked with the property manager at Applewood Pointe Cooperative in Shoreview. Senior Cooperatives are different than other senior housing options. Cooperatives are the most maintenance-free lifestyle available. Take a look at this video to see what Applewood Pointe in Shoreview has to offer! We will be holding…

What Seniors Need to Know – Podcast Episode #1

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In this episode we talk about those instant cash or guaranteed offers you see advertised. We want you to be a smart consumer and understand the pros and cons of these offers. The lure of being told “I’ll buy your home for cash, with no fees” is compelling. However, it’s also disingenuous, and you may…

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Is it Safe to Move to Senior Housing Right Now? – Video

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With the Corona virus being so contagious, should you move now into a senior housing apartment? If you’d like to be sure to get regular updates of Lisa’s weekly videos, you can subscribe to her YouTube Channel. 

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The Paralyzing Problem of Much Too Much

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There is just much too much.  Too much bad information. Too many choices to weed through. We find ourselves in the information age where you are just a keyboard away from getting any information you want, about anything. As usual, our  powerful technology that changes our lives creates unintended consequences we haven’t planned for. In…

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Twin Cities Real Estate Update for June 2019

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This update for the Twin Cities real estate market is  from the Minneapolis Association of Realtors. The data is for the 16 county metro area, and for all price ranges and all property types (single family, condominiums, town homes, new construction and existing homes). Monthly Indicators As expected, the Federal Reserve did not change their…

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Introduction to Reverse Mortgages – Video

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years? A cute apartment in a senior housing community with a pool? A fancy newly built one level townhome? A trendy hip condominium downtown? Once you know the kind of lifestyle you want, you’ll be able to determine if it makes sense to own or rent.  If you…

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A New Twist on Estate Sales – Video

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When you’re thinking about moving out of a home you’ve lived in for 40 or 50 years it can sure be overwhelming! In particular when you look around at the 40 or 50 years of stuff that would need to be dealt with. As a real estate agent who specializes in working with seniors, one…

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My Decluttering Project

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I’ve started a project to declutter and downsize. My basement is filled with rows and rows of bankers boxes of business records me and my handyman husband are required to keep for business. Each of us has 7 years worth of boxes. Our collection of documents has grown to quite a collection of bankers boxes…

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Call a Realtor early, save money

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One Reason to Call a Real Estate Agent EARLY.  If you’re in a home today, or you’re trying to make real estate decisions one of your first things to do might be to call a real estate agent in early. This is not a sales pitch, I’ve got strong logic about why this makes sense.…