Main Level Living in Colorado Springs


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A presentation given by Harris Group Realty, Inc, sponsors of the website The target demographic for the website is 50+ age group living in, or considering moving to Colorado Springs, CO.

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Main Level Living in Colorado Springs

  1. 1. The Kids Moved Out-What Next ??? Presented by Barbara Harris & Gay Chartier Harris Group Realty, Inc. 227-9900 Add Corporate Logo Here <ul><li>To insert your company logo on this slide </li></ul><ul><li>From the Insert Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Picture” </li></ul><ul><li>Locate your logo file </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul><ul><li>To resize the logo </li></ul><ul><li>Click anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as “resize handles.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use these to resize the object. </li></ul><ul><li>If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize. </li></ul>
  2. 2. A Little Bit About Us <ul><li>Barbara Harris CRP, CRS, GRI, SRES </li></ul><ul><li>30 years experience in Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Experience in Making the Move </li></ul><ul><li>Gay Chartier , Broker Associate </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of Main Level Living Website </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Experience in Making the Move </li></ul>
  3. 3. What About You? <ul><li>Have Your Kids Moved Away or Gone Off to College? </li></ul><ul><li>Have You Experienced the Loss of a Spouse? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the Yard Work Becoming Too Much? </li></ul><ul><li>Are You Wanting to Travel or Live in Two Different Areas? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What About You? <ul><ul><li>Is the New Lifestyle Attainable? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefer to Live a Less Structured Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opt to Stay in Familiar Surroundings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to Make the Commitment </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. To Move or Not to Move???? <ul><li>Assessing Your Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Are there Health Issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Do You Have Pets? </li></ul><ul><li>Do You Need to be Close to Public Transportation? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Benefits of Simplifying Your Life <ul><li>What is Important to You? </li></ul><ul><li>Do You Want to Live Close to Important Activities? </li></ul>Do I Want to Live Close to Important Activities?
  7. 7. DeClutter! <ul><li>Do You Really Need All this Stuff? </li></ul><ul><li>Make Decisions on What to Give Away </li></ul><ul><li>Give Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use During Your Lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to a Estate Professional </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Kids Moved Out - What Now? <ul><li>Hear Jeanne Brown’s Experience of Making the Downsizing Move </li></ul>
  9. 9. Break! <ul><li>Questions???? </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for Door Prize </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Kids Moved Out-What Now? <ul><li>Main Level Living Opportunities </li></ul>
  11. 11. Condominiums <ul><ul><li>One Level Living Someone above and below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Stairs or Elevator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking Assigned, Covered, or Garage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own the Air Space No Land </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Advantages <ul><ul><li>True Main Level Living Everything on one level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Outside Maintenance HOA takes on this role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amenities Tennis courts, pool, club house </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Disadvantages <ul><ul><li>Privacy Close proximity to Neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance from Parking to Condo Cumbersome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay for Amenities Whether you use them or not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Desires Might be Voted Down Lack of Control in Making Decisions </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Townhomes <ul><li>Multiple levels or single level living </li></ul><ul><li>Attached Garages </li></ul><ul><li>Land Included </li></ul><ul><li>Share a Common Wall </li></ul>
  15. 15. Advantages <ul><li>Insurance Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of Property </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Outdoor Space </li></ul>
  16. 16. Disadvantages <ul><li>Shared Common Wall </li></ul><ul><li>HOA Restrictions/Dues </li></ul>
  17. 17. Patio Homes <ul><li>Single Family Homes or Duplexes </li></ul><ul><li>Low Maintenance Exteriors </li></ul><ul><li>Many are Gated Communities </li></ul>
  18. 18. Advantages <ul><li>Usually Detached </li></ul><ul><li>Small Yard </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Low Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Superb Locations </li></ul>
  19. 19. Disadvantages <ul><li>More Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions on What You Can Do Outside </li></ul><ul><li>HOA Dues Do Not Cover Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Some Exterior Maintenance Required </li></ul>
  20. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>Many Housing Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Book, Magnet, Website </li></ul><ul><li>Future Seminars </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>