As real estate agents, with Alain Pinel Realtors in Los Altos, CA, we are often involved in a wide range of matters that transcend the sale of our client’s home, including at times, the transition to Senior Living Communities. Having worked with many seniors in selling their residence, we are often party to the coordination challenges associated with a relocation to Retirement Communities, Assisted Living, Senior Housing, Nursing Homes and Independent Senior Living communities here in Silicon Valley.
The activities associated with preparing a home to be sold often coincide with the submission of senior community applications and health assessments, particularly when considering Continuous Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). What are CCRC’s., “Part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing home, CCRCs offer a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating residents’ changing needs. Upon entering, healthy adults can reside independently in single-family homes, apartments or condominiums. When assistance with everyday activities becomes necessary, they can move into assisted living or nursing care facilities. These communities give older adults the option to live in one location for the duration of their life, with much of their future care already figured out. This can provide a great level of comfort to both your parents and you and take much of the stress out of the caregiving relationship.” A more detailed explanation of CCRC’s may be found through the following link to AARP.
Understanding the value of a client’s home and accurately estimating the net after tax sale proceeds may be very meaningful, both in terms of selecting a financially sustainable option, as well as generating the funds required to secure the replacement residence. For those beginning their research into Senior Living options, we have prepared a list of 10 Silicon Valley Retirement Communities often under consideration by our clients:
Note: The economic commitment and waiting list may vary considerably amongst these various options.
- The Forum at Rancho San Antonio
- The Terraces of Los Altos
- BridgePoint at Los Altos
- Vi of Palo Alto
- Chateau Cupertino Retirement Residence
- The Sequoias in Portola Valley
- Villa Siena Senior Living Community in Los Altos
- Belmont Village Senior Living in Sunnyvale
- Belmont Village Senior Living in San Jose at Santana Row
- Palo Alto Commons Assisted Living
While selling one’s home may open-up wonderful opportunities for seniors to relocate near family members or right size their living arrangement, we are very cognoscente of the logistic and emotional challenges that may accompany this large decision. We welcome the opportunity to meet with seniors and their families and discuss how we are uniquely qualified to assist in the marketing of their home and the related matters.
About Us: Rick and Suzanne Bell are real estate agents with over 40 years combined experience in real estate home sales. Serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Mountain View and surrounding Silicon Valley communities, Rick and Suzanne deliver a diverse and unique skill set when assisting clients in the marketing of their homes.
Rick’s background in both commercial and residential real estate marketing, coupled with his personal experience in real estate investment and home renovation empowers Rick’s clients with creative, unique and practical solutions when preparing and marketing their homes for sale.
Having managed nearly 500 employees as a Nordstrom store manager, Suzanne’s background in leadership, problem solving & customer service provides for a very unique skill set in addressing the challenges often faced during a modern real estate transaction. Read More About Rick and Suzanne (HERE).