Getting Your Edge: How to Rightsize your Home and Life.

Getting Your Edge: How to Rightsize your Home and Life.

Life Happens to Everyone! These events can force changes in how and where you live. How you react and manage those events is what matters. Join Judy Gratton and Dennis Day, two agents with over 22 years combined experience in real estate, as they provide you insights into managing the twists and turns life throws at you, so you can land on your feet and in the right place. Whether you need to downsize from the forever home, upsize to handle a growing family, or moving an aging parent into a safer setting, the “Rightsizing” Podcast will share the information you need to “rightsize” your home and life. Using their personal experiences and interviews with experts in a variety of fields, like: financial planning, estate sales, or living abroad, our hosts will dish out the information and advice that will help you take on life’s challenges informed and prepared. For more information about the Edge Group Real Estate Team and the Freebies click here:


September 27, 2023 54 mins

Welcome to a comprehensive exploration of life insurance in this enlightening podcast episode of the Getting Your Edge: How to Right-Size Your Home and Life Podcast. Join co-hosts Dennis Day and Judy Gratton, as they interview Libby Carr and delve deep into the world of financial planning for individuals aged 50 and above. In this extended discussion, we aim to provide you with invaluable insights into securing your family's f...

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In this enlightening episode of "Getting Your Edge," hosts Dennis Day and Judy Gratton sit down with senior housing expert, Erin Kershaw, who specializes in helping individuals and families make the right move when it comes to senior housing solutions. With a focus on downsizing and optimizing their living situations, their guest brings a wealth of experience in placing people in senior homes, assisted living facilities, ...

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Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate enthusiast, this episode is a must-listen for anyone considering purchasing a condo. Tune in to "Condo Clarity: Why the Resale Certificate Matters," and embark on your condo ownership journey armed with the insights you need to succeed. Judy and Dennis will discuss the purpose of the resale certificate, what documents are included, and why they are so import...

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In this episode of "Getting Your Edge," hosts Dennis Day and Judy Gratton, explore the world of limited-stay condos, examining their advantages and drawbacks in the context of right-sizing one's life. These unique vacation properties offer affordability,  and low maintenance, making them an appealing option for those seeking a getaway without the commitment of full-time living. However, their restricted usage and ass...

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Join us for episode #20 called "Wine Wisdom: How to Rightsize Your Collection When Moving to a Smaller Home" as we uncork practical wisdom with Jim Gratton, a seasoned wine industry veteran with three decades of expertise. Discover the art of downsizing your cherished wine collection while transitioning to a cozier abode. Tune in to explore strategic sipping tips, cellar organization hacks, and sentimental selection strat...

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When your current home is not working for you: Do you buy a different home first, then sell? Or do you sell your current home, then buy the next home? It's an age old question, that has no easy answer. In Episode 19 of the Getting Your Edge: How to right-size your home and life podcast, Judy and Dennis will help you decode this dilemma so you can find the right answer for your situation. Each scenario has it 's pros and c...

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This episode of theGetting Your Edge podcast that explores the intricate balance between costs and value when choosing home remodel projects before selling your home. Join our expert hosts, seasoned real estate agents, Judy Gratton and Dennis Day of the Edge Group Team and EXP Realty, as they dive into the world of home renovations with a financial lens. Some remodel projects will not recoup your investment. However, some projects ...

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"Six Factors That Determine Your Home's Value" is an engaging and informative podcast that delves into the key elements that influence the worth of a residential property. Hosted by Dennis Day and Judy Gratton of the Edge Group Team, this podcast explores the various factors that contribute to the appraisal and market value of a home.

The topics covered include location, property size, condition and age of t...

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June 7, 2023 36 mins

Most of use dream about owning a vacation home in a special location. A place you can go to year after year, and have fun or relax in your own home, not a hotel or short-term rental. But the cost can put this dream out of reach. Plus the home sits empty most of the  year. And you are stuck with all the maintenance and repairs.  So, instead of relaxing at your vacation, your fixing things. Ugh!

That's where Pacaso is a...

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May 24, 2023 68 mins

Is a reverse mortgage a scam or a possible financial savior, ?

In this enlightening episode of "Reverse Mortage: Scam or Savior" we dive into the world of reverse mortgages and their potential benefits for seniors who are considering downsizing. Our guest expert, Frank Borg of Fairway Mortgages,  is a renowned authority on reverse mortgages with years of experience guiding seniors through this financial option.


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Aging in place refers to the ability of older adults to remain living in their own homes or communities independently and comfortably, as they age and their needs change. It involves making modifications to the physical environment and accessing support services to ensure that seniors can continue to live safely and securely in their familiar surroundings. Aging in place is often seen as an alternative to institutional care or movi...

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The 1031 exchange is a tax strategy that allows investors to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of investment property by reinvesting the proceeds in a new property. This can provide a significant financial advantage for investors looking to build wealth through real estate investments.

In this episode, we'll cover the basics of the 1031 exchange, including the requirements for eligibility and the timeline for completing an ...

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Is it a good time to buy?  Is it a good time to sell? What about interest rates? Are they going up or down? Can I buy now, then sell? Who is winning in today's market?
We interview Robert Garrod, of Homeseed Loans and the Garrod Group, to answer those questions and more in Ep. 12 of the Getting Your Edge: How to right-size your home and life podcast. Robert is an independent mortgage broker, who can give us the up-to-date ...

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Is it a good time to sell your home? It's a question many homeowners are asking now. With interest rising, have all the buyers dropped out of the market? Should I spend a lot of money updating my home before I sell?  If I want to sell my home now, how do I do it?

Edge Group Team members and Podcast hosts, Judy Gratton and Dennis Day, tackle these questions and more. During this episode you will learn what the current ...

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You want to downsize your life, but what about all that STUFF?  In the garage. In the spare rooms., in the attic, and basement. 

How about turning your unwanted possessions into cold, hard cash! Or at least a cashier's check. In episode number 10, we interview, Joe Aboubakr, owner of Honest Estate Sales, and he will tell you how to do just that. Joe's business is built on getting things out of your house and mone...

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February 27, 2023 46 mins

Over 11,000 baby boomers are turning 65 years old every day in the USA.  That equates to stacks and stacks of mailers and advertisements on the coffee table.  The TV blares out incredible sounding benefits, and those phone calls?  Will it ever stop? What is a person to do?

Congress designed Medicare to be a complex beast for sure.  Top that off with about 100 companies nationwide selling Medicare. What is the difference between PART...

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What would happen to your home and assets if you died? Do you have a will or trust? 

60% of Americans do not have a will at their time of death according to, Brady Blake, of Sound Legal Solutions. Brady is a practicing attorney in the state of Washington, who specializes in creating wills, trusts and estate planning for his clients.

In this episode, “If There’s Will There’s a Way: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning 101, our guest, Br...

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January 30, 2023 27 mins

In a perfect world, you could sell the family forever home, live off the cash, and start a new life, doing whatever you want.  Unfortunately, it usually isn't that simple. There is so much more to downsizing then, sell and go. Such a big change can be challenging because there are so many different things at play when getting ready to make a life changing transition like: your income and expenses, taxes, social security, estat...

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Many of us have dreamed of living for an extended time in another country. Or maybe even retiring somewhere outside the United States. But living in a foreign country is not for everyone. 

Meet our special guest Steve Novak, a retired US citizen, who started traveling at age 16,  has visited 70 countries,  and  inhabited extensively in over 20 different places. Steve, now resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina full time, and h...

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The Real Estate Market and Mortgage Interest Rates took a wild ride in 2022. What should we expect for 2023 in the real estate market? How about the Mortgage market? Will interest rates keep rising? Join the Edge Group Real Estate Team for an interview with Robert Garrod, Mortgage Specialist, and VP of Growth at Homeseed Loans. Robert shares his 10 years of mortgage broker experience and expertise to answer those tough questions, a...

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