Hoarding Kitchen Hoarding is considered collecting to the extreme. When the items collected interfere with normal daily functioning, lead to an unsafe living environment, or are considered a public hazard, it is hoarding. The most common cause of this syndrome is obsessive-compulsive disorder. The person’s obsessive thoughts lead to the compulsive purchasing or collecting of items. It is a very difficult behavior to change; though, if the person is willing, Continue reading

Residential Financing 2013In the years following the burst of the housing bubble, and the recession that followed, securing a home mortgage ranged from extremely difficult to nearly impossible. And while qualifications to obtain a mortgage are still quite stringent (especially for those without perfect credit), there are signs some lenders are starting to ease up on their requirements. Some banks and credit unions are even returning to some of the more risky financing products of the past: Continue reading

SC Blog Post #1 Over the years, SASH has worked with many seniors who simply wanted the convenience of selling their home as is. However, some clients need to get the highest price possible out of the sale of their home and ask us what fixes or improvements they can make that brings the highest purchase price. There are many factors as to what brings the best return on your investment, however, there are some do’s and don’ts that apply almost every time: Continue reading

Credit RepairMillions of Americans have bad credit, and want to increase their scores as quickly as possible. But legitimate credit repair often takes a great deal of time and effort to do correctly, and in accordance with the law. Being desperate for a better credit profile can encourage people to take shortcuts, which can leave them vulnerable to credit repair scams. We’ve all seen advertisements for credit repair companies. Some of these are legitimate businesses but many of them are not. Continue reading

SASH Broker DifferenceSASH Realtybrokers are known to go the extra mile for senior clients and their families. They ensure each home sale has the best possible outcome, by using their extensive experience, ongoing training, and genuine passion for serving seniors. Our complete services include help with the packing and moving process, preparing the home for sale, arranging for the disbursement and sale of household items, overseeing each detail of escrow to closing day, and many more. Continue reading

Real Estate Outlook 2013Based upon the latest data from multiple sources, the Real Estate outlook for 2013 in the greater Puget Sound area is indicating a seller’s market is underway. A similar market outlook is predicted for other West Coast cities including Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Compared to a just a year ago, price per square foot and list prices are rising, while inventory and days on the market has dropped. So should I buy, sell, or hold? Continue reading

Prepare Home Under 500A common myth found among many homeowners is that their home must be near-perfect before it can be sold. At SASH, we often hear seniors and their families say that they can’t sell the home until they can remodel everything, putting in all the latest upgrades, a fancy kitchen, or a new bathroom. Often, sellers make the mistake of doing more to the home than is needed to sell it, and spending money that they won’t recover in the net proceeds of the sale. Continue reading

Over the years that we’ve been serving seniors and their families through their home sale, there have been many calls to the SASH office from people who just need guidance, support, and resources.

One call may be from a recently widowed senior who knows the home is too big, and doesn’t know where to begin. Another call may be from a weary adult daughter who is trying to manage her parents’ home sale from hundreds of miles away. A third call may be from a retirement community, whose prospective residents are paralyzed by the overwhelming complexity of their home sale. SASH Senior Home Sale Coaching Services can assist with all of these and more. Continue reading