• POST SURGERY REHAB - had to move to one story place

    Asked by Flowers55 on Monday, January 6, 2014

    POST SURGERY REHAB - had to move to one story place

    My daughter has offered her home which is great - but I am at a loss as to if I should sell my townhouse or move into her empty home. Being a senior retired physically limited person - I cannot even handle townhouse stairs - - but paying for both places scares me Any good advice?? I can't go upstairs and son cannot either.

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    • lilymadeline's Avatar

      Is there a good rental market in that area? If so maybe try renting it first, but go through a real estate office and screen very well because a bad tenant can be a nightmare....however most tenants are good so again screen carefully and check multiple references. But here I am giving you real estate advise when you asked about stairs. I am in my 50s and I hate stairs because I have fallen down a flight of stairs more than once in my life, and I am very happy living in a one story house.....so you probably will love it once you move in. Take care and wishing you the best of luck for a happy and healthier new year!

      over 5 years ago
    • glam's Avatar

      Before selling your own real state I would try a couple of months in the new space....only to ensure if you get used to it and comfortable......another possibility is to rent your space so you cold have an income at same time of being better accommodated at your daughter's space....God bless your daughter, you and all of us

      over 5 years ago
    • pfordeb's Avatar

      I am 61 without help and I have stairs. I am stage IIIa. Can you stay in the other house permanently? At this point I would love a one story but I can't afford to move. Maybe you could make your own home more accessible? I wouldn't want to pay for two houses. Maybe list the advantages and disadvantages of each. Typically one list is longer. Good luck

      over 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      If there is no hope that you will ever be able to do stairs, you should probably sell your townhouse and move into a 1 story. I live in a ranch, with first-floor laundry. Why do they build anything else? Everyone gets older eventually, a single floor will be your best bet in the long run.

      over 5 years ago

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