D.C. Housing Notes – July 2019

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Assisted living community to open in Bowie Bald eagles tend to their nests on the county line between Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The birds will get some new neighbors this summer. Tribute at Melford, a lakefront community in Bowie, Maryland, will open with 140 suites, including 104 assisted living units and 36 memory care units. The facility, located ... READ MORE

You need a plan to pay for long-term care

By: Liz Weston
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Many people are frightened of long-term care costs — for good reason. Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing. Men will need assistance for an average of 2.2 years, while women will need it for 3.7 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging. Many will rely on... READ MORE

How to ensure a successful estate sale

By: Belinda Byrd
Posted on: July 09, 2019

On any given weekend in the Washington, D.C. area, there are hundreds of estate sales competing with one another, and the market is being flooded with items that people who are cleaning house or downsizing no longer need. The resulting tsunami of “stuff” has given rise to a virtual explosion of businesses ready to help you sell, donate or dispose of it. Because of the avalanche of ... READ MORE

A move that offered surprising changes

By: Carolyn Ellis
Posted on: July 08, 2019

As a native Washingtonian, when my husband moved our family to Texas in 1995, and then worse yet, to rural Texas in 2002, I was speechless. I was opposed to both moves, but we and our children ended up on what looked like the edge of the world on 26 acres outside a town of 1,000, an hour from Dallas. With six children to homeschool, I prepared myself for boredom, loneliness and despair.... READ MORE

Most Americans have too little insurance

By: Gary Ran
Posted on: July 05, 2019

In October, I took my family on a trip to Europe. While waiting for our return flight from Paris to Detroit, I received a frantic call from our housekeeper. “I just walked into your house,” she said, “and there’s a river running through it.” The pipe providing water to our refrigerator broke. Located in the ceiling above our kitchen, it had run unabated for the entire... READ MORE

This D.C. building is a haven for residents

By: Ivey Noojin
Posted on: July 01, 2019

In the middle of gentrified Columbia Heights in Northwest D.C., Samuel Kelsey Apartments stands as a safe haven for older adults and people with disabilities. It’s one of the only apartment complexes in Columbia Heights that refuses to hike up the rent. At first glance, Samuel Kelsey Apartments, located a block from the Columbia Heights Metro station and Target, seems to be just... READ MORE