ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – Ellee, a broker with RE/MAX Ideal Brokers, Inc., has practiced real estate on the east coast and in Oregon for over 30 years. After operating her own brokerage in Jacksonville, Oregon for a decade, Ellee joined ReMax for its extensive support services, networking and training. Ellee is continually pursuing educational opportunities in order to be informed and armed with cutting edge information to help seniors deal with a variety of real estate buying and selling issues.

  • THE GRANDKID DILEMMA REAL ESTATE – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – I am a healthy Realtor in my retirement years, although I am still love working. Like many of you I have grandchildren. They live in Vermont and in Portland, Oregon. Although they are not close, they are very important to me. As I age, I observe that many grandparents ... more
  • SHOULD YOU LIVE CLOSE TO FAMILY? REAL ESTATE – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – Next to maintaining one’s health in aging, what is the next most important goal?  My choice is to find opportunities to make life better for those around you.  In particular I chose to focus on my family. Sometimes keeping a little distance makes life better, but generally I ... more
  • IS A REVERSE MORTGAGE IN YOUR FUTURE? REAL ESTATE – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR –- For those of us who are eligible for a Reverse Mortgage (RM for short) it can be a good thing or a bad thing.  I have seen it played out both ways. GOOD: If you have a small mortgage and plenty of equity in your home, if you plan ... more
  • CO-HOUSING CONTINUES TO GROW CO-HOUSING CONTINUES TO GROW  HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – I have been an advocate of co-housing for many years and have written about it in the past. -housing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods that combine the value of private homes with the benefits of sustainable living. That means common facilities and good connections with neighbors. ... more
  • REAL ESTATE AND A PRAYER HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR -It is the beginning of a new year and real estate is picking up positively!  I am still keen on co-housing for people of a certain age.  But it must be carefully discussed and mutual values agreed upon.  Just last month THREE friends fell and broke either one or ... more
  • IT PAYS TO BE A SENIOR! HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR– One of the bennies of becoming “a certain age” is the opportunity to obtain a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass.  “Annual Passes are $80 and good for 12 months.”  BUT WAIT! ” If you are 62 or older you can purchase a  $10 Senior Pass that is ... more
  • ON BEING A GRANDPARENT HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR– Visiting the grandkids can be exciting and exhausting!  Never expected to be a “horse” for a three year old at my “certain age”, but, by golly, I can still do it!  So why not celebrate?  I will repledge my commitment to the gym, eat right and remember:  they are ... more
  • REAL ESTATE AND CHANGES IN LIFE HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR– Yesterday one of those interesting “coincidences” occurred:  the newspaper reported that the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based in Santa Monica, CA, named the best ten small and ten large cities for “successful aging”.  They used 78 criteria.  The second event that happened was a dear friend ... more
  • FINDING THE RIGHT RETIREMENT HOME HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – Sometimes it takes longer than we expect to refine what we want in our “retirement home.” Case in point, clients wanted elbow room, everything on one floor and a particular town. Result:  found the house of their dreams, after several offers that they changed their minds on–multiple levels, ... more
  • IS CO-HOUSING FOR YOU? HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – I am impressed with the growing number of Baby Boomers and Beyond, who are making new choices about where and how to live.  It is interesting to me that couples and singles are searching for homes that provide less attention to maintenance so that they can spend more time ... more

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