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: https://edgegrouprealestateservices.com/

Episodes

May 30, 2024 34 mins

In this episode, our special guest Kevin Anderson, a licensed Medicare Advisor, will walk host Dennis Day through the process of choosing the right Medicare health care plan, just like he would any other client age 64 and 9 months.

Learn the timing for enrolling three months before or after your 65th birthday to avoid coverage gaps, and understand the roles of Medicare Part A and Part B. We'll also discuss the critica...

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Unlock the secrets to financial stability in times of economic uncertainty with Gary Kawano of Success Lending, who sheds light on the intricacies of blended interest rates. If downsizing your home in a fluctuating interest rate market seems daunting, Gary's insights will guide you through the haze of mortgages, credit cards, and car loans, revealing how each contributes to your financial well-being. Delve into a world where u...

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Episode 41.

Unlock the secrets of financial well-being with Gary Kawano of Success Lending as he shares his expert insights on Blended Interest Rates. This is a crucial exercise for anyone contemplating down-sizing.

With thirty years in the mortgage industry, Gary shares a wealth of knowledge to our latest podcast episode. He skillfully breaks down why keeping an eye on your overall financial health extends well ...

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Unlock the mysteries of title insurance with the guidance of Jayne Boyle from Stewart Title, our expert for this week's "Getting Your Edge" podcast. As we navigate the twists and turns of home ownership and downsizing, we promise you'll come away with a sturdy shield of knowledge to protect your real estate investments. Jane not only demystifies the difference between title and escrow but also sheds light on the...

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Unlock the wisdom of Nathan Phillips, the innovative CEO steering the North Shore Senior Center, as we unravel the tapestry of services revolutionizing senior care. From vibrant fitness classes to critically-needed social services, this center isn't just a beacon for those in their golden years but a lifeline for individuals from 12 to 109, including young people with disabilities. Nathan walks us through the center's ric...

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Unlock the secrets to shielding our seniors from financial predators with Kaitlin Cooke, a former federal prosecutor turned guardian of elder justice. Through her seasoned lens, we investigate the disturbing increase in scams swindling the elderly and dissect the psychological and demographic factors making our senio...

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Four million people will turn age 65 in 2024. Eventually, most of us have to downsize. In this episode we will discuss the beginning of Judy's Downsizing Adventure, with real stories. We explore the fears and concerns that often hold homeowners back from making the leap to a smaller home. Through personal anecdotes and expert advice, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the sentimental attachments and practical challenges ...

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This episode is an extension of part 1: 5 clues you real estate agent is working for a commission, and not you. In episode one who described how you can tell if your agent is really working for you or a commission. In part 2, Judy and Dennis describe the qualities and actions you will see if your agent is truly working for you. 

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Real estate agents work almost exclusively by commission after a  property sale. This can be good, if they are working hard for you. They will be rewarded. But,  it can be a negative. Some agents work for a commission, and not you. 

How can you tell?

In episode 35 of the Getting Your Edge: How to rights-size your home and life podcast, hosts, Dennis Day and Judy Gratton, will present Five Clues that tell you if yo...

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In this installment, we've partnered with a seasoned Medicare advisor, Kevin Anderson to unpack the critical changes for Medicare in 2024. Kevin was a guest on one of the first podcasts we hosted, and now we have him again.

Join us as we explore the complexities of Medicare, including the infamous "donut hole," shifts in enrollment times, and evolving drug costs. Our expert advisor provides invaluable insights into na...

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In this compelling episode of Getting Your Edge: How to Right-size Your Home and Life Podcast, we delve into the urgent issue of protecting the American Dream of homeownership. Join us as we sit down with U.S. Congressman Adam Smith from Washington state to explore his bold legislative proposal aimed at preventing hedge funds from purchasing and investing in single-family homes.

Discover the backstory behind Congressman Sm...

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In Episode 31, we delve into the world of RV downsizing with Jason Thiel, of Pac NW RVs,  as our expert guide. The episode kicks off with an insightful introduction to the concept of RV downsizing, highlighting its potential to simplify life and the necessary adjustments for embracing a temporary living arrangement. Jason sheds light on the practical flexibility RV living offers, emphasizing, however, that it requires meticulous ma...

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December 24, 2023 13 mins

Co-hosts, Dennis Day and Judy Gratton, share their final thoughts of 2023 and look ahead to 2024. 

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The second most asked question realtors get is: Is it a good time to sell my home? 

Judy Gratton  and Dennis Day, of the Edge Group Team, take on this age old question.

In this episode, they explore the factors influencing the decision to downsize your home and delve into the current real estate market conditions. These expert realtors discuss whether the present climate is favorable for selling, providing listene...

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In this heartwarming episode, join Dennis, Judy's, and Wesley as they dive into the world of pet care and discuss valuable insights from Wesley's company, Puget Sound Puppers. Offering a range of dog care services, including behavior consulting, daily walks, and in-home pet sitting, Puget Sound Puppers aims to make the lives of dogs and their owners smoother.

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In this insightful podcast episode, hosts Judy and Dennis engage in a meaningful conversation with their guest, Scot Cruz from On the Go, Moving, focusing on the intricacies of moving from one home to another. The episode is dedicated to helping individuals who are planning to sell their homes and downsize into smaller, more manageable living spaces.

The hosts and their guest delve into a wide array of topics related to th...

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Why should I retire? What am I going to do with all that time? Listen to this episode for advice on how.

In this episode of the Getting Your Edge: How to Right-Size Your Home and Life podcast, co-hosts, Judy and Dennis, will interview Jim Siscel, a retired military veteran and public school educator, about his amazing adventures as a retiree. Jim Siscel, retired for 21 years, has attended games at 342 major and minor leagu...

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One of the most common questions in real estate is: "What is the best time to sell my home?" And we have answers.

The real estate market has a yearly cyclical pattern that varies little from year to year. Even during the pandemic.  In this podcast episode, Judy and Dennis, discuss what this predictable cycle is, and how homeowners can take advantage of the pattern to make informed decisions about when it is the r...

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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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