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What’s your plan? October 2014 National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. Many of…

Buying Used Car Seats – Estate Sale Shopping Tips

Local Estate Sales throughout the country have a variety of items for sale, while the estate sale professionals perform their due diligence on items that can be legally sold during a sale. Estate Sale shoppers must also be aware that the items being sold are used items and requires the buyer to perform their own due diligence and research. During a local estate sale, you’ll see a variety of items being sold. Each home is different; some may be filled with vintage and antique items, while others hold everyday items, dishes, furniture, including children items such as strollers and car seats.

Downsizing Your Lifestyle and Maximizing The Estate Value

Finding happiness with less clutter is easy if you downsize. Downsizing involves both real property and personal property. With the help of professionals, rightsizing or downsizing your estate can be achieved while still realizing the most value. Here are a few reasons why we downsize: Reaching retirement age and moving to a smaller home

Identifying the Probate Assets – Estate Professional Protection

Probate involves the court supervised process of identifying, gathering and supervising of a decedent’s assets to pay debt and distribute assets amongst beneficiaries. The probate administration process only applies to probate assets. What are probate assets?

Should homeowners stay home during an estate sale?

Most homeowners ask this same question when they contact an estate sale professional. If you attend estate sales on a regular basis, you’ll see the majority of them do not have the homeowners stay home during an estate sale, but is there a reason why? There is no law or requirement preventing a homeowner from staying during the estate sale. Estate Sale companies will address this based on preference in their policies and estate sale contracts. Some allow it, and some don’t. If you’re the homeowner,

Estate Liquidation by relying on Consignment

When it comes to estate liquidation, no one ever considers consignment, it’s also not something we think about when we move or remodel, we simply hold an estate sale, yard sale, or moving sale, and donate what’s left. Consignment is a great option when there are not enough items in a home to hold an estate sale, or for valuable items that remain after an estate sale.

Shop Estate Sales – Top reasons why you should.

If you’re an avid shopper, you will not only enjoy the reasons to shop estate sales, but you may actually stop buying anywhere else and only look to shop for items at an estate sale. Before we dive into estate sales, let’s find out why most of us enjoy shopping in the first place. After a recent independent survey of shoppers, many shopping reasons were given, but the common 3 reasons were as follows:

Hiring Senior Relocation Specialists – Transition with Care

One of the most difficult decisions for us to make as our beloved family members age and need to transition. The emotional well being of our elderly must be top priority as we make this and other difficult decisions. The goal is not to let go, but rather transition with care.

A Guide for Choosing an Estate Sale Company

What you need to know, questions you need to ask when choosing an estate sale company or hiring an estate liquidator. Estate sales have been around for centuries, and so have many estate sale liquidators, but in recent years, and due to the difficult economic hardships, many unemployed individuals have found the estate sale industry financially attractive and easy to bridge.

Is an Elder Law Attorney different from an Estate Attorney or Probate Lawyer?

What is Elder law attorney?, what does an elder lawyer do? Is he different from an estate attorney or probate lawyer? It’s important to understand elder law when hiring an attorney for you and your family. The field of elder law has tremendously expanded in recent years. As our beloved baby boomers are reaching retirement age and
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