Social Security warning that it will run out of funds for full benefits and to be reduced by 23% in monthly benefits by 2035 or sooner. Growth in the older population will accelerate with 1 out of 3 american households headed by someone aged 65 or older. The word is out - the population is aging and rapidly - builders are getting the message and building senior housing, Affordable? Not necessarily for those with limited income and on social security only! What is a person to do? Most of the retirees and those 50+ have equity in their homes. Which if they sold and move to a smaller home, senior community or assisted living may last them for decades. In the Puyallup, Wa area for example - Senior communities are popping up - more than 3 will open at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020 or later. Let's talk for example: your new housing will cost $3500 a month - included is all your meals, transportation and water, garbage, sewer and electricity. $3500 X 12 months =$42,000 a year. You use your savings, investments and/or social security, pensions etc., to make the monthly payments. You also sold your home which you can use those funds as well. Paying $3500 a month or moving is not feasible for everyone - if there are two of you with income - that does help. If you plan on staying in your home- and need income, you could see if you qualify for a Reverse Mortgage - they have improved and insured by HUD - they are beneficial to some but not for everyone. Are you looking to sell your home, or maybe your know a love one that is ready but not sure where to start - give me a call to get started -253.370.1947. Thank you Downsizing seminar - September 16, 2019 12:30-1:30 at the Puyallup Recreation Center 201 W Pioneer Ave -next to the library - seating is limited - Free event!