Category Archives: Relocation

How to Start Preparing Today for the Spring Market

Even though it’s below freezing, and we’ll likely have another storm or two (or seven, we are in the Northeast, after all) before spring has officially sprung, it’s never too early to start thinking about the spring market.

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Making the Decision to Upsize

How do you determine whether it’s a good idea to upsize your home? It might seem like a question with an obvious answer, but sometimes people decide to upsize for the wrong reasons, ending up with “too much house” or unnecessary debt.

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October 31, 2014

Test Your Knowledge of the Senior Real Estate Market

This is an ongoing series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read Ann’s other posts here.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance 40th Anniversary Convention at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.  The topic was Real Estate and the Maturing Population: Seniors in Transition. At the end of the presentation, many agents had specific questions about certain clients and many just wanted to share their heartfelt experiences with others.

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April 2, 2014

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William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Relocating Headquarters in Shelton, Conn.

To support growth and expansion, the company is moving its headquarters just up the road to 2 Research Drive

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December 9, 2013

When is a Senior Seller Really a Seller?

This is the fourth in a series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read the first post here, the second post here and the third post here

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September 24, 2013

Fall in Love with the Northeast

Autumn is less than month away, and while not everyone is counting down the final days of summer, fall is by far my favorite season. Having lived in the Northeast my entire life (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and now Connecticut), I haven’t been able to help but fall in love with fall. So, for those of you dreading the end of summer, or for those of you who have never experienced a true Northeastern autumn, here are some of my favorite things about the season.

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August 29, 2013

When is the Right Time to Make a Move?

This is the second in a series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read the first post here.

Over the years, as I have worked with mature clients considering a transition, I have learned that it is never too early to begin the psychological process.  While the actual move may be months or sometimes years away, the emotional preparation begins much earlier.

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July 9, 2013

The Changing Needs of Seniors and Their Families

People are living longer, and seniors age 65+ are becoming a larger share of the population. Currently there are 40 million people over the age of 65 living in the United States; constituting approximately 13% of the population.

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June 11, 2013

Who's On The Move This Holiday Season?

With the holiday season in full effect, people are on the move.  Whether going to see family or friends, Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the busiest travel times of the year.  We are also seeing high levels of mobility in William Raveis’ Relocation division.  As you’ll read in this post, over the past 3 years we have experienced high levels of relocation activity in our foothold, the northeast.  And as the housing market continues to stabilize, the outlook for the relocation industry is positive.  This is good news for transferees! Continue reading

November 21, 2012

What's Changed in the Employee-Sponsored Relocation Industry?

It used to be in the relocation world, when an employee was asked to move, most “relocation” packages were pretty cookie cutter based on if an employee was a new hire, renter or homeowner.  If you were a homeowner chances were you would receive a guaranteed buyout(GBO) offer of your current home from your employer to get you moved to the new location.  Well, times have changed based on economic and housing market conditions.  But, what hasn’t changed is the need for employee mobility.  I recently read an article Continue reading

May 31, 2012