What can you get from this book?
This book is your primary source that lays everything out for you in an organized, consolidated, and easy-to-read fashion for you to gain a good understanding of the housing issues you are most likely to encounter over the coming years, and guidance on choices, options, pitfalls, economics, and other elements key to your decision-making.
Sure, you could spend days and weeks scouring the internet and researching choices and options, or get the book and have necessary information at your fingertips that is presented in a conversational manner to make it meaningful and easier to understand.
The website you are on is a companion tool for the book. It contains downloadable versions of most of the questionnaires, lists, tables, forms, and other documents presented throughout this book. You will also find up-to-date articles, a page filled with links to helpful websites, an expansive detailed glossary, and other relevant and helpful content that can be used in tandem with this book.
To help you translate the concepts presented into real life, throughout this book I introduce and we follow a middle-aged couple, John and Karen, as they navigate challenges common to the “over-50” generation. I suspect you will identify with various aspects of the couple’s choices, challenges, goals and timeframes.
You can see the resources they access, how they use the tools and fill in the questionnaires, tables and forms available on fho50.com, and perhaps develop ideas, choices and solutions of your own as you follow their “kitchen table” discussions between themselves and their loved ones.
The chapters in the book are organized in a logical progression, but are designed to stand on their own. They are grouped into three parts:
- Part 1 – Assessing Your Situation, Capabilities, and Life List Goals, and Preparing For Change
- Part 2 – Housing Choices, and Finding the Right Home for You
- Part 3 – Reverse Mortgages, and Organizing your Estate Documents
About the Author, Michael Trickey
I am an active participant in the residential and commercial real estate markets, both as a consultant to others and for my own use and investment. I purchased my first condo thirty-seven years ago. Since then, I have acquired single-family homes, duplexes, multi-unit flats, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings.
I earned my MBA in financial management and a bachelor’s degree in accounting. I obtained less formal but equally enlightening education completing real estate transactions, where I made mistakes as well as had many good experiences employing tools and techniques we will explore together.
I am a CPA with forty years of experience in the financial services industry. This is my second book in the Finding Home series. The first is Finding Home: Everything You Need To Know – And Do – For Home Buying Success. You can find the companion website for the first book at https://findinghomebook.com/.