How to Increase the Value of Your Home Before Selling

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If you asked someone what their most valuable asset was, they’d probably offer a quick answer: their home. According to Global News, 76% of Canada’s national wealth is tied to real estate. And PR Newswire reports that over 70% of seniors list their home as their most valuable asset. Perhaps it’s no wonder, then, that […]

The Benefits of Downsizing Your Home in Retirement

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Downsizing in retirement is a popular choice for many. After kids have grown and you’re left with an empty nest, downsizing has a lot of practical and financial benefits. It can be a significant boost to retirement funds, allowing for a more comfortable living situation. There are many benefits of senior downsizing, some of which […]

Pre-Planning for a Funeral: How and Why You Should Do It

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Pre-planning in the funeral industry is decreasing in popularity. The decline can be attributed to various reasons, however, even if you don’t want a traditional funeral, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make any plans for after your death. While traditional pre-planning for a funeral is waning, pre-planning for the disposition of your possessions is gaining […]

Conflict Resolution: Dealing with Conflict After Loss

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Everyone’s heard a story of someone passing away, and their once closely-knit family ended up on conflicting sides about who gets what or who deserves more than another person. Many people would like to believe their family would never be like that. But just as death is inevitable, it can seem as though conflict after […]

How to Prepare a Home for Sale Within an Estate

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Losing a parent or sibling is one of the most heartbreaking life events. When going through such a traumatic time, it makes it even worse to have to start thinking about settling their estate. There are many different things that need to be addressed, and when you add preparing a house for sale, it just […]

Reasons to do a Home Inventory

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Creating an inventory of your possessions and keeping it up-to-date has a range of benefits that can help make your life easier in a myriad of situations. There are various ways to go about making a list of the personal possessions you have in your home, but ultimately it doesn’t matter how you do it, […]

Donation Guide: How, What and Where to Donate

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Throughout the years, we acquire many belongings in our homes. In some cases, these are things we use daily, and in others, we may only use them once in a while. But inevitably, our lives evolve and tastes change, and we recognize that there are superfluous things in our homes, much of which no longer […]

The Art Of Disposal: How to Dispose of Your Things

Many times during our lives, we want or need to get rid of some of our belongings. One of the biggest obstacles to doing this is not knowing what to do with those items. It can be overwhelming if you’re getting rid of a lot of stuff or have things that you don’t know how […]

What to do with Your Collectibles and Collections

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For many, downsizing can be a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences, which extends to downsizing collectibles and collections. Often, when people decide to downsize, there isn’t as much space in their new home, and people have to decide what to do with the things they’ve collected. Dismantling a collection after spending years tracking down pieces […]

Empty Nesters: Who They Are and Their Psychology

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When your kids fly off to start a life of their own and leave you with an empty nest, it can bring up a lot of difficult emotions — but also a lot of opportunities. If you’re currently or about to experience this milestone, chances are that you are dreading it. The reality is that […]