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Some interesting, fun, and encouraging real estate info for the Sandwich Generation from Twitter this week!

  1. @HousingReporter reports good news about our ability to sell a home fast: July home sales improve in Pinellas County (Tampa Bay, Florida); Ottawa home sales have jumped 11.5%, and Baltimore-area home sales have risen in July as well! Hooray! Now if we can just spur on California and other sluggish areas!
  2. Are you or an aging parent once again house buyers? Or perhaps looking at investment properties? Here’s a good article on mortgage rate locks and how to avoid problems with them –
  3. @Nerdnews found an intriguing article at LifeHacker. The Trap Door Desk would be a great way to help conserve space if quarters are getting tight after aging parents and/or grandkids have moved in to your house, and room additions are not a viable option.
  4. For all you Sandwich Generation business owners, Paul Chaney has another book, The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media, coming out and you can download the 8th chapter on Social Media for free. It deals with social networks and is titled Social Networks Strengthen Your Social Graph. It looks like this book, coming out soon, is as interesting and useful as his book, Realty Blogging: Build Your Brand and Out-Smart Your Competition, which I have underlined like you wouldn’t believe!
  5. This is a duplicate tweet from SandwichINK because I felt it was vital to both sites. 🙂 Alzheimer's Caregiving: Home Safety Per @mike_gamble
  6. Last, but definitely not least, How to Grow Your Own Living House. This is TOO COOL!!! Not sure my adult kids would want to do this, but wouldn’t the grandkids love it! 🙂

For more real estate information for Sandwich Generation senior home care givers and grandparents, be sure to sign up for the FREE SandwichINK Real Estate Info email. 

Twitter is an excellent resource for the Sandwich Generation, with plenty of useful tweeple (twitter people), links, and info about a wide range of caregiving topics. At SandwichINK, I do a weekly article with the best caregiving and grandparenting links for the week from Twitter. It’s also a great resource for the Sandwich Generation when it comes to real estate info and, starting today, I’ll be doing an article periodically about all things Twitter, real estate, and Sandwich Generation. The topics can range from buyers to sellers to renters and even to real estate agents and investors.

And YES, I’d love to have you join the conversation with us at Twitter by following me @SandwichINK. See you soon! 🙂

Baby Boomer Generation: Best Boomer Towns – 2009 Best Places to Thrive. That’s presuming, of course, that we aren’t tied to a specific town due to senior home care needs or grandparenting loves. Then again, there’s always the option of a multi-generation house purchase. 🙂

A Trying Time in Housing for Elderly  – Housing Slump Tests a New High-End Concept for Elderly Housing. Per @Carebuzz

What five skills will a real estate agent need to master to survive into the future?

Cyberhomes.com looks at online tools for previewing window coverings in a room. What a great help if helping computer-savvy aging parents with their home designs.

Does size really matter in real estate sales? Per @HousingReporter

Isn’t this the perfect verse for waiting on a real estate transaction!  🙂   Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.