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Old 07-30-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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That was me (posting). The couple I know rehabbed their two-floor house, added on a two-floor wing, and made themselves a sweet 4-room apt on the first floor of the original house. The kid and his wife who took them up on the deal will look after them in their declining years, and will inherit the house. It is documented legally so the other kids can't protest--they had their chance.
I do hope that when the kids inherit the house, it has no mortgage. If there IS a mortgage, their names better be on it, or else it becomes a demand note (pay in full right now) upon the date of death of the mortgagee.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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EEK!!
((kids to come live with them, care for them as they aged))



Maybe a needy friend,(or even stranger)
but your OWN kids
(payback?)
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay & Diamond Head
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I do hope that when the kids inherit the house, it has no mortgage. If there IS a mortgage, their names better be on it, or else it becomes a demand note (pay in full right now) upon the date of death of the mortgagee.
I don't know any US jurisdiction where a mortgage can be called when a child inherits a property. There are laws against this.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:24 AM
 
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I know more folks who have slipped and fallen on hardwood and tile floors than who have fallen on steps/stairs.

Pets are a big problem, too. Cats and dogs get underfoot and boom! there goes an ankle or leg or hip.

I'm a reference librarian by trade and a few years ago I did some research on home injuries. The #1 accident site, by a mile, is bathrooms.
Thanks for the info. We've going to carpet the kitchen, give away the mutts, and board up the bathrooms.

Any other dangers we should be aware of?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Any other dangers we should be aware of?
Stairs, ladders, foot stools, chairs... time ' to 'kid proof' for reverse aging. (Sad to say this is a tough reality (30 + yr caregiver to disabled parent, they need an emotioncon for Tired / Worn Out, & Ragged... 'FLAT coyote' road kill' would describe it pretty well)
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: earth?
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I would also try to find a three bedroom on one level . . . at least now you know you want a three bedroom . . . in this real estate market (not sure where you live but most markets have lots of inventory) it should not be long before you find the home that will be perfect for your situation.

"Act in haste, repent at leisure . . ."
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. We've going to carpet the kitchen, give away the mutts, and board up the bathrooms.

Any other dangers we should be aware of?
Get rid of the wine fridge and wet bar, and sell the Harley-Davidson, stat!

edit to add dang, gotta turn in the car keys, too. Way more of us clumsy (and sometimes drunk) elders are injured in cars than on stairs, year after year after year.
And surely you have more sense than to get in a boat.

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Old 08-05-2011, 03:44 AM
 
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Sell the Harley? I don't think so.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:51 AM
 
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edit to add dang, gotta turn in the car keys, too. Way more of us clumsy (and sometimes drunk) elders are injured in cars than on stairs, year after year after year.
Ain't that the truth. Wonder why you never hear about retirement planning including bus service? Seems that others are concerned about our driving until we are a menace on the highway. Lots of pointers out there for kids to use in determining whether to take away our keys.

But very little talk among the retired folks about how it would be heading trouble off at the pass if we got rid of the car.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Get rid of the wine fridge and wet bar, and sell the Harley-Davidson, stat!

edit to add dang, gotta turn in the car keys, too. Way more of us clumsy (and sometimes drunk) elders are injured in cars than on stairs, year after year after year.
And surely you have more sense than to get in a boat.
And those Golf Carts on public roadways--DANGEROUS!! Lots of accidents in the 55+ communities in them...
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