Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Austin, Texas - Jan 19, 2017 - With the New Year, now is the perfect time to get educated and evaluate smart real estate decisions. Austin, Texas Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Karen Doscher has announced a new FREE Seminar on January 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to be held at Fairfield Inn and Suites, 13087 Research Blvd, that will shed light on important real estate considerations. In less than 15 years, more than 1 in five Americans will be a senior. Choosing the right home involves many important considerations and can be overwhelming for the fast-growing 55+ demographic.
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
We have extensive insights on the INS and OUTS of senior living Real Estate options and our seminar is aimed to enlighten attendees on such practical solutions.
Inspired from The Clash’s song, the theme of the seminar is ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?’ as many boomers are pondering this important question regarding their real estate options. Many are confused whether to buy, sell, refinance or relocate. “Even when Dad’s memory was slipping, Karen instinctively knew how to handle the situation,” said Beth Ballmann, daughter of an elderly client. Beth’s dad was managing his rental property and though the property provided great income, it was getting increasingly difficult to tackle the related hassles like insurance and maintenance – particularly as an out-of-state landlord.
Both Beth and her dad were elated with the consolidation and downsizing solution suggested by Karen. As a principal at Seniors Residential Advisors, Karen combines her 12 years of experience as an Austin, Texas Realtor® with her SRES® designation, to provide expert understanding and assistance to the Seniors Real Estate market. “We have extensive insights on the INS and OUTS of senior living Real Estate options and our seminar is aimed to enlighten attendees on such practical solutions”, says Doscher. Less than 1% of Realtors are Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES) and must pass a comprehensive course to achieve this designation.
Attendees will discover:
√ New housing trends and communities for 55+
√ New and improved financing options: why they may be the perfect solution
√ Multi-Gen housing alternatives – two “homes” under one roof
*Bonus: Attendees may qualify for $2500 credit toward closing costs
Downsizing-Difficult decisions and how to avoid being overwhelmed
Selling a home and letting go can be a very emotional decision especially with decades of family memories and belongings. Millions of baby boomers want to downsize but often fear change and moving on. To jumpstart the process, Karen can help you find a professional organizer through the National Association of Professional Organizers.
Reverse Mortgages (HECM) allow seniors to stay in home forever-
Seniors Residential Advisors has partnered with local experts in the U.S. Federal Government insured “Home Equity Conversion Mortgage” program (HECM) to help seniors age in place or downsize and have no mortgage payment. HECM replaces the old reverse mortgage program. “The new reverse mortgage is particularly good for downsizing -seniors can take equity out, put 50% down for a new home and never have a mortgage payment. Though the older you are – the more you can borrow, it’s best to learn all the nuances that go with these financial programs,” says Ray J. Daniel, CMB and former President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.
Attendees can learn more and sign-up for the seminar at: www.SRAdvisors.info
About Karen Doscher, Principal with Seniors Residential Advisors
Seniors Residential Advisors is part of Stonehedge Realty LLC. Her website is www.SRAdvisors.info
Karen Doscher combines her 12 years of experience as an Austin, Texas Realtor® with her SRES® designation, to provide expert understanding and assistance to the Seniors Real Estate market. She has the knowledge and expertise to counsel 55+ homeowners through the major financial and lifestyle transactions involved in relocating, refinancing or selling your home.
To earn the SRES® designation from the National Association of Realtors, Karen received an extensive education on topics such as tax laws, probate, estate planning and equity conversations strategies. Source :
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Karen Doscher