What To Do With The Family Home After An Untimely Death
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What To Do With The Family Home After An Untimely Death

Mom and dad have lived in the family’s homestead for several years, raising you and all 3 of your siblings. Then one day dad falls suddenly ill and soon after just like that quickly the family’s patriarch is gone. In the wake of this horrible nightmare, unavoidable decisions will now have to be made and choices that never were prevalent will now, in the wake of these circumstances, become more evident.

Emotions will flare when figuring out choices on mom’s physical and emotional well being. Decisions that will bring out deeply rooted resentment amongst family members will eventually rob you of precious sleep keeping you up at all times of the night. Pondering over the thought of imagining her in that lonely old house that was once the family’s safe haven where joyous Christmas holidays and Thanksgiving festivities rallied members of the family together.

Now only to become a source of confusion and frustration the homestead’s hallways are lonely. Someone will now have to step up and have the painful and often difficult financial discussions with mom about her financial future.

Maybe, mom was a successful housewife raising you and all your siblings graciously and dad, the traditional breadwinner of the era, handled all the financial choices both present and long term. Hopefully, he had a financial planning background and left the family in perfect shape in the wake of his unfortunate passing. But, what if he was like millions of other hardworking Americans, long retired and cash-strapped, residing to simply relying on an unsustainable fixed, just one missed mail check away from devastation, barely holding on by a dear thread to keep the family home intact?

Questions like selling the home will beckon the air. But the realities become apparent that dad was never Mr. Handy and things were never quite up to modern day standards within the home. Things like old pencil sharpeners proudly displayed on the kitchen wall and garbage compactors aren’t exactly the most desirable attributes of a dated home. And the age-old song of things not being built the way they once were didn’t exactly apply to the ever-breaking things around the home to only be temporarily duct taped back together by dad. These were fine for non-judgmental loved ones, but not quite ideal for perspective 30-year mortgage buyer’s expecting marble granite countertop and newly polished appliances.

The sheer thought of introducing a house from the 70’s into the new millennium, would require an army of multiple contractors, while having to simultaneously act as the cheerleader to mom’s personal affairs, instantly triggers mind staggering anxieties. After, all this time is supposed to be the golden years, with the kids all grown up, you expected to begin finally making adventurous plans for those luxurious vacations.

Since 50’s the new 40 you’re not quite ready to hang it all up again by sacrificing your golden years to becoming an instant caretaker overnight. Heart to heart thoughts like these suffocate you with unbelievable remorse and guilt. Especially, since mom sacrificed everything for the betterment of the entire family. Good advice in times like this could be desperately useful. Being so close to the situation, you could use a soundboard, perhaps even a family mediator of sorts. Having an entity who is naturally accustom to navigating through these difficult and emotional circumstances unbiasedly, while coordinating the potential facelift of the property, can be too enormous to bare. How will mom take these devastating conversations is a mystery to even me?

“But you’re not alone. Hundreds of families have dealt with these situations and responded successfully,” says Brandon Bronaugh, CEO and founder of LifeCycle Transitions, a company that has successfully transitioned over 500 properties and families alike throughout these difficult and challenging situations. LifeCycle Transitions has created a culture of compassionately assisting clients to navigate through these scenarios with their comprehensive assessment evaluations that allows for the assessing of financial and strategic decisions that empower clients to make informed decisions on whether to invest in the families homestead or selling it as is to a potential wholesale buyer without the costly investment repairs.

Not only does LifeCycle Transitions provide analytical advice, but the team performs and manages all the service related tasks from managing estate sales, packing, moving, cleaning, sorting, hauling away unwanted items, or even renovations.

Aging in their own home is a real objective for 80% of our clients and if that’s the direction our clients wish to choose then we have a strategy for that. Like creatively relocating bathrooms to the first floor for accessibility purposes and installing stair lifts or handicap modifications throughout to aid in adequate caretaking. Customizing our clients home is yet another specialty, we assist in to ensure home care professionals can provide superb care to your loved ones.

Our philosophy has successfully garnered LifeCycle Transitions attention for endorsements from some of the nation’s largest health care providers like Tufts Health plan, an agreement that allows LifeCycle to tailor its services to subscribers being recently discharged home to less than desirable or unsustainable living conditions. We are on the cutting edge of transitioning aging baby boomers seeking customizable assistance when conventional measures fail.

LifeCycle Transitions reigns supreme as the number one choice for families in transition seeking immediate help. If you or someone you know are seeking help transitioning and would like to explore all the possible avenues then schedule an assessment evaluation that will eliminate the anxieties of guessing out of the equation today with one of our Transition Experts at 1-877-273-7810 or contact us here.

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