BE ALERT TO ELDER ABUSE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day but we should remain alert to the physical, emotional and financial exploitation and neglect of the aged every…

LEARNING NEW WAYS TO CLEAN HOME AND WORK SPACES IN THE COVID AGE Living with Covid-19 for nearly four months now, we’re having to reassess how we clean and sanitize our homes to stay healthy…

ENSURING THE WELL-BEING OF THE ELDERLY IN TIMES LIKE THESE Sheltering in place in these unprecedented times isn’t easy. It’s a restrictive and isolating experience even if you’re sheltering in place with family. One demographic…

TRY THESE LIFE HACKS TO GET THROUGH THE COMING WEEKS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING Social distancing is hard. After all, the need to interact with others is what makes us human. Americans today have never been…

HELP IS OUT THERE FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS WHO CAN NO LONGER MAKE THEIR OWN REAL ESTATE DECISIONS I have seen firsthand what can happen when elderly homeowners can no longer live safely and independently in…

HOT PHOENIX REAL ESTATE MARKET TO SEE CONTINUED GROWTH IN HOME VALUES The residential real estate market in metro Phoenix is one of the hottest in the country. The latest numbers from S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller…

HOLIDAY SEASON  TRIGGERS OUR URGE TO ACQUIRE Working with hoarders and their families for much of the year, I’ve come to the realization that we all have hoarding tendencies. Never is this more apparent than…

HELPING HOARDERS DE-CLUTTER IS A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT My 20-plus years of making hoarding homes saleable again has given me some insight into how to help hoarders de-clutter their dangerously-cluttered homes. In fact, these homes can…

WITH RECORD LOW HOUSING INVENTORY, DISTRESSED PROPERTIES ARE IN DEMAND  City managers hate them, neighbors worry about their effect on property values and real estate agents don’t want to deal with them. I’m talking about…

  DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOARDING, COLLECTING AND CLUTTER? So your home tends to be on the disorganized side. There’s a stack of newspapers and magazines in the corner waiting to be read,…