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Downsizing – how can a real estate agent help?

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Guest Blogger Robin McIlwain of Belle Property Toowong has some great advice for people thinking about preparing their home for sale. What can a real estate agent offer? If you need to sell your home before you purchase a new property, ask an experienced, local agent for a market appraisal before you start looking at new properties. The agent will estimate a realistic selling price and overview costs such as marketing and professional fees. This agent can also be helpful in finding suitable pr...
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Need help with cooking? “I Hate Cooking” is the answer.

Having a healthy diet not only has a positive impact on short and long-term physical and mental health, evidence indicates that food plays an important contributing role in the development, management and prevention of issues such as Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, as baby boomers, who won't stand for any old nosh, enter assisted living facilities and nursing homes they will be looking for nutritious and flavoursome meals. In the race to capture the "silver dollar" these organi...
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Talking to your parents about moving into aged care

Helping your elderly parents maintain their independence in their own home can be a Catch 22 situation. On one hand, remaining in a familiar environment can reduce anxiety and save some money. On the other hand, their loneliness and worries about safety can quickly outweigh in-home care.  Sometimes making a move is the safest option, but talking about moving into aged care can be hard. If your parents have always maintained they will stay in their own home, convincing them to move to a retire...
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