Seniors who live on fixed incomes often have a difficult time with upkeep in their homes. On average, a homeowner spends nearly $350 a month on minor household repairs, upkeep and cleaning depending on the size of their home. That can be overwhelming for someone on a fixed income so what happens then? Things begin to fade, maintenance is overlooked, problems get neglected and suddenly things are just unmanageable and sometimes the home can become unlivable. No one wants that for their parents or grandparents.
It’s inevitable. We all get older. We age and need to think about the future and what life will be like on a fixed income when we have no choice. We all think about retirement and how much we’ll need to actually live on when we get to a certain age and because women outlive men by seven years, a lot of elderly home owners are women. Widows, divorcees as well as single independent woman are becoming more of a buying force in the real estate market, which is admirable, as long as there’s a small stipend each month set aside for repairs and problems that arise. Seniors can have a difficult time physically doing a lot of their own repairs, thus the need for more financial help. Owning a home can be spendy and there’s not a handy man or maintenance man that stops by when you pick up a phone and make a call.
At some point, we all end up helping out someone we know who can’t quite make ends meet or needs help around the house. Whether it’s a loved one, parent, uncle, aunt or neighbor, we’ve all bee there. So what happens when the house just can’t be saved. There’s no allowance for updates and repairs and the house needs to be sold. This is where PDX Renovations comes in. To help out with the transition and make it easy to cash out. If you know of someone in this situation, lend a hand, or let them know about us and what we do.