A House For The Whole Family

While multigenerational families sharing a home is common nowadays, finding a home that works for everyone is a little trickier. If you’re searching for the perfect house to share with both young children and aging parents, you need to consider a variety of potentialities.

While completely mobile now, in the future your parents might need built in aides to negotiate stairs, utilize a wheelchair or walker, maintain their balance, or get in and out of the tub. If you have very young children, maneuvering strollers and car seats in and out of your home benefit from some extra planning too.

Let your real estate professional know who will be living in the home. Address important issues during your search that might save costly future remodeling:

  • Your search should include a home with at least one bedroom at ground level. As your parents age, negotiating stairs becomes more difficult. A ground-floor room also allows space for a nanny or live-in aide.
  • Make sure that at least one outside entry door includes a threshold ramp, and can be accessed without stairs. Entryways with shallow steps may accommodate a wheelchair ramp or ease stroller access. Bedroom, bathroom and family area doorways at least 32 inches wide to accommodate walkers and wheelchairs, and 36 inches wide if the chair needs to turn to enter or exit the room. If the door’s maximum opening is 90 degrees (i.e. against a wall), be sure to use the larger door size.
  • If hallways are at least 42 inches wide they can accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and strollers. A handrails on both sides of the hallway can simplify movement for your young one learning to walk and your elder one’s comfort in moving around.

In addition to doorways and halls, the most difficult room to accommodate both younger and older residents is the bathroom. A home with at least two bathrooms can accommodate the different needs of your household.

  • For a senior, the bathroom should have a comfort-height or ADA compliant toilet, with a grab bar (not a towel bar), but younger family members may need a stool in order to use the higher toilet.
  • A walk-in shower simplifies bathing for a senior, while children often need a tub.
  • Faucet, door, and cabinet knobs often are difficult for both older and younger family members and can be replaced with a single handle or touchless Round doorknobs should be replaced with a lever-style knob. Change the friction pull cabinet closers for modern magnetic or soft-close styles.

Sometimes, you can’t find a home that can accommodate your families needs. You may need financial help to remodel or update a home for a disabled or elderly family member. Several government agencies fund grants that may help cover renovation expenses, or the cost of equipment and supplies required to make a house fully accessible for your loved one.

Inform us about your accommodation needs at the outset of your home search. We will focus on the homes that best meet the needs of all those living in the home.

About IMPACT Properties

IMPACT Properties is a premier real estate company located in Southern California with multiple offices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Their professional REALTORS® service home sellers and buyers with buying and selling homes, condos, land, apartments, and commercial properties all throughout the area.

IMPACT Properties was founded by Aaron Zapata, a licensed Real Estate Broker with more than 20 years of real estate industry experience who has closed more than $100 million in sales, placing him in the top one percent nationwide among REALTORS®.

A California corporation, IMPACT Properties, Inc. is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate (Lic. 01922671). Phone: 714-660-2122, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

Specialties:
Homes, Apartments, Light Industrial Commercial, Bank Repos, REOs, REIT Assets, and Shorts Sales

 

Community News: Yorba Linda Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast 2017

On September 14, 2017– IMPACT Properties participated in the 31st annual Yorba Linda Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. 

IMPACT Properties Broker/Owner, Aaron Zapata, along with fellow Breakfast Committee co-chair, Gabe Potyondy, planned another successful event. It was amazing to see the community come together to honor the service of city officials and pray for local and national government. 

Back Row Left to Right: Yorba Linda City Manager Mark Pulone, Yorba Linda Mayor Peggy Huang, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Janice Lim, Speaker Becky White, Event Committee Member Rhonda White, Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Louise Hedger, Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Dana Collins, Event Committee Co-Chair Aaron Zapata. Front Row Left to Right: Event Committee Member Rachel Romanu and Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Lexi Lackerman.

Speaker Becky White, Guest Services Pastor and counseling at Fellowship Monrovia and Hall of Fame Athlete, addressed the topic “Understanding Reconciliation In Our World Today”– a powerful message that moved and inspired many guests in the room. 

The Valencia High School Choir, Directed by Megan Arthurton, also gave an emotional and patriotic performance! 

Valencia High School Choir directed by Megan Arthurton

Mayor Peggy Huang, along with a number of city officials, were in attendance and played a role in the event. We were honored to be in the presence of servant leaders and support individuals who work daily to make our community a better place to live. 

If you missed the event this year and want information about next year’s event fill out the form below and we will keep you in the loop. 

An audio recording is also available on the event Facebook Page if you’re interested to listen. 

We hope to see you there next year! 

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IMPACT Properties Named Yorba Linda Business Of The Month For September 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5, 2017

YORBA LINDA, CA—Today, Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce proudly recognizes IMPACT Properties business of the month for September 2017 for outstanding business practice, excellence in customer service and professional character.

Founded in 2013 in Yorba Linda by Aaron Zapata, IMPACT Properties has experienced rapid growth in the residential real estate field. With over 30 agents in three offices, the growing company serves Yorba Linda and the surrounding communities, as well San Diego from their Escondido Office, and Los Angeles County from their Santa Fe Springs office. 

Pictured Above (left to right): Aaron Zapata-Broker/Owner of IMPACT Properties, Norma Rodriguez-Yorba Linda Chamber Network Chair, and Susan Wan-Ross- Yorba Linda Chamber Executive Director.

Aaron Zapata has been in real estate since 1996 when he started working as a part-time telemarketer for an apartment broker.  Shortly thereafter, Aaron quickly moved into management and then executive leadership. Over the last 20 years he has hired and trained over 200 agents.  In addition, Aaron has personally sold over $125 Million Dollars in homes. Now he brings his leadership, talent, and experience to Yorba Linda as IMPACT Properties has become known for it’s dynamic strategic marketing plans, especially its social media presence.

Mr. Zapata also serves as a member of the Chamber Board of Directors, the co-Chair of the Yorba Linda Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, as well as a Board Member at Friends Church Yorba Linda. His company recently completed a serve day in Placentia with Habitat for Humanity and continues to support the community in many ways.

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About IMPACT Properties

IMPACT Properties is a premier real estate company located in Southern California with multiple offices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Their professional REALTORS® service home sellers and buyers with buying and selling homes, condos, land, apartments, and commercial properties all throughout the area.

A California corporation, IMPACT Properties, Inc. is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate (Lic. 01922671). Phone: 714-660-2122, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

Specialties:
Homes, Apartments, Light Industrial Commercial, Bank Repos, REOs, REIT Assets, and Shorts Sales

Back To School Organization

With school starting, it’s time to do a little reorganizing to make early mornings and after-school activities run smoothly.

When starting school after moving to a new home, consider some of the additional challenges your children face and plan accordingly.

Implement changes to the household gradually so that your kids adjust before that big first day!

Bedtime

Over the summer, kids typically wake later in the morning and fall asleep later in the evening. To ease the adjustment, begin walking back the bedtime hours until you reach the optimum time at least a few days before the start of school. To help in the transition, install blackout curtains in bedrooms and avoid blue light from television, computer, tablet and phone screens.

Breakfast and Lunch

Stock your refrigerator with quick, nutritious options for breakfast and to-go lunches. Choose health-conscious options that your kids like and have them help you pack their lunch the night before school.

Clothing

If your children wear uniforms, having several options so that you don’t have to launder them at night during the week is helpful. Have children pick out their clothes the night before. Create a special space in their closets just for school clothes so you can tell at a glance if you need to replenish their wardrobe before the weekend.

Shoes

Creating a shoe station at the door saves time on hunting for that lost shoe and keeps wet, dirty or muddy prints from tracking through the house. Consider a separate shoe cubby for each child and hang hooks above each cubby for jackets and backpacks. If your child plays sports, create a separate cubby for uniforms, equipment and sports shoes.

After-School Snacks

Set up an afterschool snack station in a basket or decorative bin on your counter and a specific shelf in your refrigerator for juice, sports drinks and veggies or fruit.

Homework

Create a homework station. For younger children, a specific space off the kitchen or living area keeps supplies and assignments contained and organized. Set up organizer boxes for each child to place assignments and set a calendar and bulletin board above the station to keep track of due dates, after-school activities and special events.

Older kids benefit from having a desk or study area in their rooms or a quieter office space, but a calendar on the outside of the door lets you keep track of their schedule while offering them some privacy.

Preparing For the Big Day

Starting a new school in a new neighborhood requires advance preparation. If your child walks to school, take the time to go over several routes to and from school. Learn where crossing guards assist on busy streets and where sidewalks offer safety as they walk to and from school. Locate bike lanes and the safest biking routes from your home. Locate bus stops and learn the correct bus numbers.

If you’re looking for a home in a specific school district or need information about your neighborhood schools, check with your local real estate professional for up-to-date statistics and data.

 

About IMPACT Properties

IMPACT Properties is a premier real estate company located in Southern California with multiple offices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Their professional REALTORS® service home sellers and buyers with buying and selling homes, condos, land, apartments, and commercial properties all throughout the area.

IMPACT Properties was founded by Aaron Zapata, a licensed Real Estate Broker with more than 20 years of real estate industry experience who has closed more than $100 million in sales, placing him in the top one percent nationwide among REALTORS®.

A California corporation, IMPACT Properties, Inc. is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate (Lic. 01922671). Phone: 714-660-2122, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

Specialties:
Homes, Apartments, Light Industrial Commercial, Bank Repos, REOs, REIT Assets, and Shorts Sales