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My View: Move or stay put? No easy answers

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What to do when two people, both 79, having lived in a 2,450-square-foot home with four bedrooms since 1984, or for the past 37 years, and having raised two children, now find their two-story colonial home overwhelming for them now?

We are in the process of deciding whether to stay put or to move. There are three levels to our home. There are 14 stairs going up to the second floor. There are 12 stairs going down to the basement where laundry is washed and dried.

Joseph Borzelliere would like to move from East Amherst back to the Rochester area.

The fact that the original purchase of the home was only in the low $90,000 range, and now with no mortgage and the home valued at more than $320,000 in a beautiful suburb, it should be an easy decision to move. However, it’s not that easy. There are always pros and cons.

With my bad arthritic right knee limiting full bending and my wife’s poor health, we really would love a one-story home or condo with laundry on the first floor.

There are wonderful memories to our current home. Our two children were 12 and 16 when we moved to East Amherst from Rochester due to a job promotion for me in July 1984. We have had great neighbors. The kids got........

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