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Oct. 13, 2017

Real Estate Market Update for October 2017

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Discover the answers to these questions...

  • Is it a bad idea to sell in fall and winter?
  • Are we in a bubble?
  • How does the market look?


0:30 Tax protest update

1:20 market report

1:32 median price trend

2:25 if you have your house on the market now

2:45 how the news affects you

3:08 effect of seasons on pricing

3:20 cause of new demands on housing

3:30 spring and summer vs fall and winter

3:50 how we can help you personally for free

4:20 contact info



Sept. 27, 2017

Featured as Realtor of the Month on New Homes Directory

We are honored to be recognized as the Realtor of the month for NewHomesDirectory.com

Kelley Watkins is a terrific writer and kind soul. I am flattered by this and humbled by such an incredible team that has done so much to help so many people. If I didn't work with the best people on earth this recognition wouldn't be possible.

If you have a minute click here to check out the article she wrote featuring us as New Homes Directory Realtor of the Month



Posted in CCR in the News
Aug. 30, 2017

6 Questions First-Time Home Buyers Never Ask Themselves (but Really, Really Should)

Realtor.com Published Our Advice in One of Their Recent Articles



There's a certain point in the lifecycle of renting where you say to yourself: I just can't do this anymore. Maybe it's the upstairs neighbors, who relentlessly stomp across their apartment into the wee hours of the morning. Maybe it's the numbingly dull white walls you've stared at year after year. Or perhaps it's that bitter pill of knowledge that your hard-earned money is circling down the drain—en route to paying someone else's mortgage.

No matter the reason, most of us eventually hit a breaking point with renting, and vow to become homeowners once and for all.

But just because you want to buy a home doesn't mean you should buy a home. Even if you've already evaluated your finances and told yourself, "I can swing a down payment," there are some additional key questions to ask to determine whether you're ready. Here, we unveil some oft-overlooked, soul-searching inquiries that you really should ask yourself before you make the biggest financial commitment of your life. Ready?

1. Have I recently experienced a loss?

If you’ve recently gone through a breakup, lost your job, or suffered any other kind of negative life event, you might feel like the answer is to start over. A reset can indeed do you a world of good, but taking on a mortgage probably won’t be the fresh new beginning you’re looking for.

“The most challenging time in someone's life to buy a home is during a time of loss—and that can be many kinds of loss,” says Tyler Whitman, real estate agent with TripleMint in New York. “If it's truly a high-stress moment, adding a move on top of that only makes things worse."

2. If I get a new job, will I have to move?

Even if you think you're in a good place, emotionally speaking, Whitman warns that stress might cause you to subconsciously make your housing decisions out of fear. It's better to wait until you’re past a situation and can know you’re making the best choice for you.

The job market has changed drastically since the days when your parents bought a home, and you should know how that will affect you before you buy.

“Previous generations planned to get one job, keep it forever, and retire. Buying into a house because they were looking for a permanent living situation made a lot more sense,” says Chandler Crouch, broker for Chandler Crouch Realtors in Fort Worth, TX. “Now, job-hopping is prevalent.”

Changing jobs won’t be a big deal if you can keep—or raise—your salary, and your new gig is in your current city. But if there aren’t a ton of jobs in your industry in your area, you may find yourself having to relocate a year after you bought your home.

“It honestly isn't a good idea to buy a house unless you plan on staying there for at least five years,” Crouch says. If you sell earlier, you may end up taking a loss on the deal.

3. Am I ready to write (a lot) of checks beyond the down payment?

Here's the good news: Mortgage requirements have been loosening since the credit crunch, and you may very well be able to buy with less than 20% down. But the bad news is that won’t be the end of your upfront costs. Hire a mortgage broker and you could pay a 1% to 2% fee on the amount of the loan. A home inspection will cost you a few hundred. Your closing costs could add up to 7% of the total cost of the home. And then there’s the Murphy’s Law of it all: If something can go wrong, it probably will.

“If the air conditioner breaks a month after you close, or the dishwasher gives out, that's now up to you,” Whitman says.

If you don’t have the funds to cover your closing costs and a separate emergency account for the inevitable “just moved in” headaches, it might be better to wait until you do.

And don't forget about the additional costs of things like homeowner insurance and taxes. (Although you'll likely be eligible for some pretty sweet tax deductions for being a homeowner, you'll still have to pay property taxes—and that can mean a bit of sticker shock for long-term renters.)

4. Am I OK with owing the bank lots of money for a long time?

One of the biggest benefits of homeownership, of course, is the equity. Instead of handing all your hard-earned cash over to a landlord, you're putting it back into your home—which you (hopefully) will sell for a profit down the line. But that equity doesn't happen immediately. In fact, for many buyers, it takes time. Sometimes a long time.

Unless you pay for your house in cash, you'll be on the hook for not only your monthly mortgage payment but the interest on the loan as well. Stretching out your payments over more years—as with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage—can help reduce (and stabilize) your interest charges. But it can be hard to pay down your principal when you're constantly trying to cover other costs.

It's part of being a homeowner, and you need to decide if you’re good with it.

“Anyone considering buying needs to look at an amortization schedule to see exactly how much out of their monthly payment will be going toward paying off the house,” Crouch says.

5. Is buying truly cheaper in the long run?

This one depends quite a bit on where you live.

So do the math. Understand that when you're buying, you'll be taking on a big down payment and all those additional costs. On the other hand, you'll want to take a look at your local rental market. If your rents are increasing steadily year over year, you might be shelling out more on temporary housing then you would on your own home each month. And you may find yourself with your savings too depleted to buy.

“On average landlords raise rent 7% per year," Crouch says. "This is a compounding increase in expense.”

That could mean that buying, while a punch to the wallet now, will be more affordable in the long run. But if you live in a more stable rental market, it could be better to sock away some cash and wait a few more years to purchase a home. You can use our handy Rent vs. Buy Calculator to crunch the numbers and decide what's right for you.

6. Am I secretly trying to talk myself into it?

Your co-workers don’t understand why you’re still renting. Your friends are all buying their first homes. You've been saving for years specifically so you can buy a house and become a key-carrying member of the Great American Dream. It may seem like you should just buy already, but try asking yourself: Do you really, truly want to?

Even if it might make sense on paper, Crouch still recommends asking yourself three questions before you finally decide:

  • Am I trying to sell myself on the idea of buying a home?
  • Am I trying too hard to justify it financially?
  • Do my reasons to buy outnumber my reasons not to buy?

After all, buying a home is arguably the biggest financial (and, sometimes, emotional) commitment you'll ever make. You need to be sure it's right for you—no matter what anybody else says.


Aug. 21, 2017

For Sale By Owner VS Realtor

Real Estate Commissions Aren't Cheap, But Are They Worth It?

A new independent study by Collateral Analytics shows that Realtors are indeed worth their commission, generally speaking.

The study concludes that successful "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) sellers achieve prices significantly below those from similar properties sold by a Realtor. The study does not take into account sales that were first attempted as FSBO then switched to a Realtor due to an unsuccessful FSBO attempt.

Something that doesn't appear to be taken into consideration by the study is the extra benefit of having someone deal with contracts, negotiate, and field dozens of interactions with inspectors, title company, lender, and the opposing party to the transaction. It's important to acknowledge that not every agent provides a service as valuable as what they charge, however, they do on average. This means that if you do your homework and hire an above average agent, you are likely to get a better than average return on your money hiring a Realtor.

Several cities were studied. The conclusions were the same in every location. See below for the graph showing the findings of the Pheonix area study.

The study can be seen in its entirety here: http://collateralanalytics.com/saving-real-estate-commissions-at-any-price/

FSBO vs Realtor

June 20, 2017

Chandler Crouch Realtors in the News!

Exciting times at Chandler Crouch Realtors! We've been featured in a number of recent stories via local news outlets. We're happy to be in a position to help so many people.


Lauren Zakalik with WFAA Channel 8 interviewed Chandler on May 17th about the tax increases in Tarrant County, and what Chandler Crouch Realtors is doing to help the local community. You can read that story in its entirety and watch Chandler's interview with Lauren by clicking here.


When some folks found out that their homestead exemptions dropped from their TAD appraisal without warning, CBS's Jason Allen stepped in to help get the story out. Click here to read more and watch Chandler's interview.


In a follow up to WFAA's story on what Chandler Crouch Realtors is doing to help out local homeowners, Jason Wheeler invited Chandler to do a live interview on WFAA Channel 8 to discuss what homeowners should do to get their taxes lowered. To view that video, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page, and play the last video on the page titled "Is it worth it: How to fight your property taxes assessment."


We're thrilled to be able to provide a service like this to our local community!

April 14, 2017

How to Protest Your Property Tax Value in Tarrant County and WIN!

Click the easy button and finish your protest in 2 minutes for free. Provide your PIN number and contact info, then let us do the rest, all for FREE! Take 2 minutes and submit your protest order here.   


There are 3 levels of protest

  1. Automated online protest (takes 2 minutes)
  2. Informal in person protest (no appointment needed)
  3. Formal Appraisal Review Board (ARB) hearing 


Go HERE to begin your Automated Online Protest

Since releasing the video, we have helped hundreds of homeowners and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars... all for FREE! Not only that, we were able to figure out the formula that TAD is using. Now, we're helping people get, what we believe to be, is the lowest possible value. Click here to see how low we can protest your value! 

Step 1. Complete the form to see how low we can protest your value.

Step 2. If you are not satisfied with your value and you would like to proceed with the informal in-person protest, we will provide free comps and a strategic plan to win.

We're not selling anything, we're just serving.

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April 7, 2017

Chandler Crouch Named Top 3 Realtor in Fort Worth

I was completely shocked and honored to see this.

This company does a 50 point inspection reviewing customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, and cost to find the best practitioners in an industry.  They selected US!!! Chandler Crouch Reatlors is in the TOP 3 Realtors in Fort Worth! I just have to say thank you to the best clients on earth and thank you to the best team on earth!!! I feel humbled and honored.

Check it out: https://threebestrated.com/real-estate-agents-in-fort-worth-tx

Best agent in Fort Worth Chandler Crouch Realtors






Posted in CCR in the News
April 4, 2017

The Truth About the Keller Tennis Court Bubble Dome Proposal

There is quite a controversy surrounding a proposed 27 acre, 35 court private Birth Tennis Club at Rocky Top Ranch built by Taylor Dent will include two large bubble domes to provide a weather proof tennis facility for its members.

The proposed development will be located in Keller near Johnson and Keller Smithfield Road.

Opposition was so strong that the Keller City Council is now required to have a super majority (6 out of 7 votes) to approve the project. 

The entire opposition of the Keller Bubble seems to be about property values. Will this create enough of an eye sore to detour people from buying houses in the area?

In real estate the way we value residential property is through a “sales comparison approach.” We look at previous sales of properties that compare ("comps") with the subject property. That's all you have to do in this situation.

Only 2 large bubble-like structures come to mind.

Comparable Example 1:
Valley Ranch Dallas Cowboys inflatable structure built 2003 (same one that collapsed in 2009):
Median Sales price in 2003: $190k
Median Sales price today: $415k

218% increase

Comparable Example 2:
The dome in Argyle TX for Cross Timbers Church built approx 2003
Median Sales price in 2003: : $255k
Median Sales price today: $452k
177% increase

Compare that with the entire Dallas Fort Worth metroplex:
2003: $130k
Today: $234k
180% increase

A couple things to note:
It’s impossible to isolate the 1 variable of installing an inflatable dome. Many other factors affect market value. I just think if you compare enough of these markets, you’ll be able to know whether or not installing an inflatable structure correlates with reduced increase in property values. Causation is different than correlation, but its the best we’ve got.

Every inflatable structure is different. Valley Ranch was significantly more attractive than Cross Timbers. Distance and proximity of residential housing to the inflatable structure may also matter.

Another thing, you just aren’t going to find a private tennis club in a low-class area. There is a status appeal to living near something like this. My hypothesis is that putting the inflatable structures closer to the interior of their 26 acre lot would be sufficient to mitigate any negative effect on property values. 
There are also many different types of inflatable structure products. Requiring a more attractive version may be in both parties best interest. 

I'm not for or against the project. I'm 100% for the community. I just think if both sides work together, the community will benefit greatly. There's bound to be a middle ground in the situation.

If you’re interested in learning more about the real estate market, check out this market analysis I recently did for North Fort Worth area

If you have questions about the Dome or its effect on local property values, please feel free to contact me.

Chandler Crouch, Broker / Owner

Author of Proven Strategies to Sell Your House for Top Dollar


March 31, 2017

Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP and Advice

Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP and Advice | Fort Worth Texas

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, it would be smart to do your homework and make the best decision you can for your finances.

Any real estate transaction you have is going to be among the largest financial transactions of your entire life. The funny thing is, some people actually put more time into thining about what they're going to have for dinner than they do about planning to enter the real estate transaction with a smart financial plan. 

There are plenty of financial advisors that will give you advice on how to buy a house. From Suze Orman, Clark Howard, David Bach, Robert Kiyosake, to Dave Ramsey. Everybody has an opinion.

I've studied them all. These people are full of wisdom. I tend to think, if you are the kind of person that is going to research and submit yourself to the authroity of a set of guiding principles, you're going to probably be ok no matter who you listen to. The folks that really get themselves into trouble are the ones that don't seek any kind of guidance whatsoever.

With that being said, I am quite partial to Dave Ramsey. He teaches based on Biblical principles, which is important to me, and he just doesn't give advice that is questionable. He is very conservative, and for this reason, it's difficult to fault him for anything except being too conservative. I'm ok with this.

In December 2007 I found myself in a position, as a result of paying a LOT of dummy tax, in debt up to $300,000, much of which was revolving credit (business unsecured lines of credit). It is only because of adhearing to the principles that Dave Ramsey teaches that I can now say I'm on baby step #7 and I'm DEEEEEEEEEEEEEBBBT FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (he features callers on his radio show yelling "I'm debt free." That was my version of yelling in text).

Where to begin? The best first step would be to just call my office. There is far too much to share on a blog post. We can tailer a plan of action according to Dave's principles as demanded by your specific uniqe situation. Our number is 817-381-3800 or email at hello@chandlercrouch.com

If you'd like to self study, these are good resources to begin with:


Dave Ramsey Mortgage Do's and Don'ts

 You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to financing the purchase of your home. Dave doesn’t recommend most of them, but it’s a good idea to know what’s out there and why you need to avoid some of the more popular mortgage options.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)

ARMs hook homebuyers with a low initial rate, then, after a designated period, the rate fluctuates for the remainder of the life of the loan. This kind of loan actually transfers the risk of rising interest rates to you, the homeowner. Right now, interest rates are incredibly low, and they have been for some time. But once rates start to adjust, there’s only one direction they can go: up! This risk makes an ARM one of the worst mortgage options available. Do not finance your home with an ARM.

Federal Housing Administration Loan (FHA)

FHA mortgages are backed by the government, which means the government insures the bank so it won’t lose its money if you don’t make your payments. You can qualify for an FHA loan with a down payment as low as 3%. But new regulations require you to keep private mortgage insurance (PMI) for the life of the loan. PMI can cost around $100 a month per $100,000 borrowed.


Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Loans designed to make it easier for our country’s military veterans to purchase homes are a great idea in theory, but the program falls short in practice. VA loans are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and allow veterans to purchase a home with practically no down payment. VA loans also have lot of fees, and interest rates are usually higher than those for conventional loans.

Buying the Right Way

The best way to buy a home is to pay cash for it—the 100% down plan. It sounds unrealistic, but people do it every day. And not just those with super-deep pockets. Many save for years to achieve their goal.

If you’re going to buy a home with a mortgage, you need to be on Baby Step 3, debt-free with a three- to six-month emergency fund in place. In Baby Step 3b, save up your down payment—at least 10%, but 20% will allow you to avoid PMI payments.

Your home loan should be a conventional, fixed-rate mortgage with a 15-year (or less) term. Do not get a 30-year mortgage! A $175,000, 30-year mortgage with a 4% interest rate will cost you $68,000 more over the life of the loan than a 15-year mortgage will. That’s a lot of money you could use to build up your retirement fund or save for your kids’ college.


Your monthly payment should not exceed 25% of your take-home pay. Any more than that will tie up too much of your income and slow your progress through the remaining Baby Steps.

House Hunt With a Pro

Once you have your bases covered financially, it’s time to start house hunting. Talk with a professional agent about your financial goals so they can help you find a home that fits your budget.

(Call Chandler Crouch Realtors at 817-381-3800)


Take Control of Your Money One Step at a Time

Building a new future with money is a lot like building a home. You don't add the roof until you've finished framing, and you don't frame until the foundation is secure. Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps are designed to help you out of debt and stress and into a life of saving and giving. We're all in different places with money. Start right where you are and get where you want to be. Know-how is 20% of the equation. Behavior change and self-discipline make up the other 80%. You can do it! Just follow the steps.

Here's The Process:

  1. $1,000 to Start an Emergency Fund

    An emergency fund is for those unexpected events in life you can't plan for. Whether there's a plumbing issue and everything but the kitchen sink is draining, or your brakes are squealing at every stop sign, you can be ready!
  2. Pay Off All Debt but the House

    List all debts but the house in order. The smallest balance should be your number one priority. Don't worry about interest rates unless two debts have similar payoffs. If that's the case, then list the higher interest rate debt first.
  3. 3 to 6 Months of Expenses in Savings

    This step is all about building a full emergency fund. It's time to kick debt for good, with 3–6 months' worth of emergency savings. Sit down and calculate how much you need to live on for 3–6 months (for most that's between $10,000–15,000) and start saving to protect yourself against life's bigger surprises like the loss of a job. You'll never be in debt again—no matter what comes your way.
  4. Invest 15% of Household Income Into Retirement

    Now it's time to get serious about retirement. With no payments and a full emergency fund, put 15% toward the retirement of your dreams. Between your 401(k), Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA, you have a lot of options. Find the fit that is right for you. The money you were using to attack debt can now help build your future.
  5. College Funding for Children

    College tuitions and housing expenses continue to rise. Don't let college sneak up on you. Saving now will put you ahead of the game when your kids graduate from high school. Two smart ways to save for your kids' college are a 529 college savings fund or an ESA (education savings account). These are both tax-advantaged savings vehicles that let you save money for your kids' education expenses.
  6. Pay Off Home Early

    It takes the average family five to seven years to pay their home off early. Just imagine life with no mortgage. There's only one more debt standing in the way of freedom from all debt! Apply all the extra money toward paying off your home. Not only are you paying off your home early, you'll be saving tens of thousands of dollars in interest fees.
  7. Build Wealth and Give

    This is the last step and by far the most fun. It's time to live and give like no one else! Build wealth, become insanely generous, and leave an inheritance for future generations. You know what people with no debt and no payments can do? Anything they want! Now that's leaving a legacy.

Great, So Where Do I Start?

The first step in taking control of your money is to create some cushion between you and life's little emergencies. Start by getting $1,000 in savings. It's easier than you think, and it's absolutely worth it.

Most people can do it in a month or less, and these tools can help you get started.


Dave Ramsey Background and Bio - Dave's Story 


March 31, 2017

How to Find Senior Housing

How To Find Senior (or 55+) Housing

Your first step will be to make a plan on what to do with your current house. We specialize in helping seniors. Contact us for a free home valuation and to map out the best strategic plan to maximize your return and have a smooth hassle free transition into housing that fits your needs 817-381-3800 hello@chandlercrouch.com

The term "Senior Housing" is really too broad to accurately describe exactly what you're looking for. If you are uncertain about exactly what kind of housing you need, please scroll down to see "What is Senior Housing."

However, when people ask me about Senior Housing, they are usually looking for a retirement community or housing that specifically caters to senior citizens offering additional amenities, socialization opportunities, and a cruise-like atmosphere. One of the best 55+ housing developments I've ever seen is Robson Ranch. This is a master-planned active adult community with clubs, classes, and social opportunities like no place I've ever seen.

Villas of Stone Glen is another housing development in Keller Texas that is 55+ restricted. Developed by Epcon Communities, the neighborhood will host 115 single family homes from 1607-2000sqft. Amenities include a 3000sqft clubhouse with exercise room, multipurpose event room, media area, and kitchen. Year built construction dates range from 2013-Present and house prices range from the low $300's to mid $400's. If you would like a tour of the premesis or to view the interior of any homes, please give us a call at 817-381-3800.

If you are more interested in leasing, take a look at this list of local apartments and additional housing options at a more affordable price:

  • Heritage Senior Living
    • 877-757-1003
    • 701 Heritage Way, Hurst, TX 76053
    • http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniorliving-detail/heritage-senior-living-ltd_701-heritage-way_hurst_tx_76053-564346
    • Rent: $1389-$1689
    • Sqft: 810-1204
    • Services offered: 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans. Wait list for 1 bedrooms. Smoke-free. rent includes continental breakfast, coffee bar, membership to Hurst Senior Center (community shares parking lot), aerobic classes at pool, and discounted At&T package (resident pays $25 and community pays any additional. normal bill is $80), travel to Winstar for $10. pets are allowed for a small monthly fee. Residents pay for electric, water, trash
  • Evergreen at Keller
    • 817-741-6000
    • 501 Bourland Rd, Keller, TX 76248
    • http://www.evergreenkeller.com/
    • Rent: $730-$882
    • Sqft: 700-925
    • Services offered: floor plans include 1 and 2 bedroom options. Only 2 rent rates. No wait list. Smoke Free. Rent includes bus to grocery store every Tuesday, computer room with printer, community organized activities including fitness 5 days a week, bingo, computer classes, library on site, games nights etc.  
  • Conservatory at Keller Town Center
    • 682-593-2742
    • 200 Country Brook Dr, Keller, TX 76248
    • http://www.conservatoryseniorliving.com/
    • Rent: Waiting to confirm
    • Sqft: 717-1110
    • Services offered: LM for sales team. Unable to get questions answered immediately. 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans. Kitchen in unit or full menu dining service. Professional team onsite 24 hours a day.  
  • Silver Ridge Assisted Living (and Independent Living Cottages)
    • 817-517-3826
    • 5314 Bransford Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034
    • http://www.sedonavillageseniorliving.com/
    • Rent: $2,700-$3,500
    • Sqft: 500-700 (approx)
    • Services offered: 6 month minimum lease which can be canceled if medical conditions change. 4 total units with no wait list studio or 1 bedroom only. Can participate in assisted living activities such as bingo, but nothing really set up for independent living people. Units include with rent all utilities, internet, phone, complimentary meals 3 times a day (kitchen is available in the unit), snacks and beverages, weekly housekeeping, weekly medication set up (such as pill boxes), bed linens laundered, and more. 
  • Sedona Village
    • 817-232-9300
    • 2800 Sedona Ranch Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76131
    • http://www.sedonavillageseniorliving.com/
    • Rent: $600-$880
    • Sqft: 716-1007
    • Services offered: 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom floorplans. Tax based credit property for fixed income seniors. Rent rates vary depending on what you qualify for. Waitlist also varies. Can be added to waitlist from a short phone call. 2 person income cap to qualify is $33,480. ! person income cap is $29,280. Have activities every day that are mostly resident run. 3 waitlists for 30%, 50% and 60% reduction. 30% has a 3 yr wait-list, 60% has a 1-3 month waitlist. cost of 1 bedroom at 30% is 339/month, 50% 600/month, 60% 731/month. 2 bedrooms at 30% is 409/month, 50% 723/month and 60% is 880/month. No application fee, but $100 deposit for 1 bedroom or $200 deposit for 2 bedroom. Pets under 35 pounds are allowed for $250 deposit and $15/mo rent

What is Senior Housing or 55+ Housing?

The first step is to accurately define exactly what you're looking for. After you do this, the search gets easier.

Obviously, some of these are housing situations you probably wouldn't choose for yourself (eg Alzheimer care). This information might be helpful for someone trying to care for an aging parent. If you are looking at this for personal needs, the more education we have about different types of living situations, the better we can accurately communicate our future wishes and desires to our loved ones that may be helping care for us in the future. Doing a little homework in advance is an incredibly loving and generous gift you can give to those that you may depend on at some point.

Here is a list of different kinds of Senior Housing terms and what they mean:

  • CCRC - Seniors buy-in for care for the rest of their lives. Includes all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing care in one location.
  • In Home Senior Care - This can include anything from scheduling entertainment to Hospice supervision in your own home. Lowest cost if only need for part of the day. Usually requires a family member / friend as the primary caregiver
  • Retirement community - Own or rent in a community just for seniors. Access to social activities, valet services and often an emergency call system. Other terms that might be considered retirement communities are:
    • Senior Co-op
    • Congregational
    • Active Senior
    • Senior Apartments - Total freedom with access to other seniors
    • Independent Living - Total freedom with access to other seniors, entertainment, and emergency help
  • Respite Care - Includes a wide range of temporary care in a facility
  • Assisted Living - Personal Care Homes (PCM's - unique to certain states) care including ADL's plus help with medication and finance (paying bills). Often includes more socialization
  • Personal Care Home - Help with meals, hygiene, entertainment, and transportation
  • Dementia / Alzheimer Care - Assisted living plus high level of daily supervision
  • Nursing Home - Rehabilitation and 24 hr supervision by a skilled nurse
  • Hospice Care - End-of-life support at home or at a special care facility


Call us today to get help on mapping out a plan on what to do with your current house. We specialise in helping seniors. Contact us for a free home valuation and to map out the best strategic plan to maximize your return and have a smooth hassle free transition into housing that fits your needs 817-381-3800 hello@chandlercrouch.com