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.

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Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – The ABC’s of Real Estate Designations

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – The ABC’s of Real Estate Designations

Let me introduce myself, my name is Lisa Dunn, MA,CSA,GRI,RSA,SRES Maybe you’d like to see the logos of my designations? WHY do real estate agents put all of those letters behind their names? How do you know if someone is a senior real estate specialist?  I used to think it just didn’t matter. It didn’t…

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Interview Questions for Senior Housing Communities

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When you visit senior housing communities, the list of the things you want in your next apartment may change. After seeing a couple of model senior apartments you may add or subtract items on and off your wish list.  In addition to the list of what YOU want, be sure to ask questions of the…

Senior Housing Bloomington

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There is no shortage of senior housing in Bloomington. Is it time for you to make a move to a senior apartment? You’ll find different levels of services at each building so be sure to do your homework! If you need some help getting started as you prepare to make your move to senior housing,…

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10 Reasons to Plan Your Estate

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Plan Your Estate

It’s never to early to have your estate planning completed.  When you sell your house it’s a great time to meet with your elder law attorney.  1. Provide for your immediate family. Don’t just think of money (perhaps through life insurance or other means) – you need to nominate the guardians for your minor children in…

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Get Ready to Sell Your House

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Get Ready to Sell Your House

Should I paint or put in new carpet?  Should I finish the basement?  Should I remodel the kitchen? These are common questions when you’re getting ready to sell your house.  You want to avoid making costly mistakes when you sell your home. The advent of HGTV has got everyone thinking they need to remodel their…

Senior Housing Roseville

Senior Housing Roseville

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Have you noticed all of the new senior housing buildings in Roseville? Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington is the newest addition to Roseville’s senior housing options. This senior apartment building will be opening this summer. See the list of senior housing in Roseville     

6 Tips to Move

6 Tips to Move Your Lifelong Home

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on 6 Tips to Move Your Lifelong Home

For some of our clients moving is a breeze. For our other clients moving represents a process of letting go, and starting a new chapter in their lives. This process of letting go is emotional. When we’re dealing with emotions it can be really difficult to think logically. The least stressful way to think about…

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Caregiver Stress of Placing a Loved One

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Caregiver Stress of Placing a Loved One

I am witnessing the stress my family caregivers have undergone. Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimers is a feat of superhuman strength.  My uncle has Alzheimers. Even though both my aunt and uncle have moved into senior housing, my aunt feel she has to be the primary caregiver.  My aunt is unable to…

Lisa Dunn – Guest on Alzheimers Speaks Radio Show

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  I was invited to be a guest on the Alzheimer’s Speaks radio show with Lori LaBey. I’ve know Lori for years, and have admired the work she does with older adults, so it was quite an honor!  Find out how to reduce the stress of your move, just click on the link below.  Listen…

Facts About Women and Aging

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Facts About Women and Aging

Twice as many older women live in poverty than older men.  During the working years, women, in general earn less than men. They may have taken time off to have and to raise children and may have just not made as much as their male counterparts. In addition to having made less, women live longer.…

Senior Cooperatives, are they right for you?

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Senior Cooperatives, are they right for you?

Are you thinking about downsizing? Where will you move?  Many of our clients consider senior cooperatives. Minnesota has more cooperatives than anyone in the state. You’ll continue to have more and more choices with new building being built everyday! Senior cooperatives, the secret of senior housing options Do you want to purchase your next home…

New Healthcare Proposals and What it Means for Older Adults – video

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Medical Assistance Most of the conversations our politicians have been focusing on in regard to repealing and replacing Obamacare (or the Affordable Care Act)  are about Medical Assistance. This conversation will have huge impacts for older adults. In Minnesota for every dollar we spend in Medical Assistance the Federal Government matches it, dollar for dollar. For…

Will I Be Taxed on Capital Gains? -video

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Will I Be Taxed on Capital Gains? -video

Hello! I’m Lisa Dunn with RE/MAX Results The Change AGEnts Group live from my mobile office (my car)!  Here we are at the beginning of 2016 and many of the questions we get this time of year are about capital gains tax.  For example: “I sold a home last year, what will that mean for…

Choosing the Right Senior Housing

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on Choosing the Right Senior Housing

While I was growing up, it wasn’t uncommon for my mom to send me next door to my neighbors for a cup of sugar. Our neighbors would often stop over for a cup of coffee, and all of our families knew each other. This is a far cry from how I interact with my neighbors now. We…

How to Find a Realtor that Specializes in working with Seniors -video

By Lisa Dunn | Comments Off on How to Find a Realtor that Specializes in working with Seniors -video

Hi, Lisa Dunn with the RE/MAX Results Change AGEnt Group. Yesterday afternoon I was introduced to a gentleman who called himself a “certified senior specialist.” When I asked him where he had received that designation he wasn’t able to tell me. There are more and more real estate agents who are getting into this space…