Are you a homeowner considering a transition? Come to a LIVE class nearyou. They’re fun and educational! “LIVE” Class Description …


    Can’t make it to a LIVE class or want à la carte information? Class videos are available upon request Class …


    Need immediate, personalized assistance? Request a Homeowner Analysis: in person, over the phone or on-line The Stay or Go Homeowner …


    Brian Schwatka is the creator of the Stay or Go Homeowner System and has been a Realtor with Intero Real …

Welcome to Stay or Go Homeowner

Stay or Go Homeowner is a resource for homeowners of all ages.  

This proven system has helped hundreds of homeowners understand and explore their options so that they can create a personalized plan for their future, whether they are staying or going.    

Stay Or Go Where?

“Where can I go outside of the bay area to relocate, invest or retire”?

I’ve set out to find the best locations, Realtors and Property Managers in those areas!

Featured Senior Communities

Many people aren’t fully aware of what today’s senior’s communities are like.
Click on a community to learn more and to watch a video interview and tour of each

Los Gatos Meadows

The Los Gatos Meadows is a full-service, month-to-month, Continuing Care Retirement Community in Los Gatos, Ca. Topics covered in this module …

Terraces of Los Gatos

The Terraces of Los Gatos is a full-service, Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Los Gatos, Ca. Topics covered in this …

Saratoga Retirement

Saratoga Retirement Community is a full-service, Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Saratoga, Ca. Topics covered in this module (included as …

Photo if Sunny View of Cupertino

Sunny View of Cupertino

Sunny View Retirement Community is a full-service, month-month, Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Cupertino, Ca. Topics covered in this module …

Testimonial Comments

Here is what people are saying about us.

  • I wish the classes were longer!  Brian, you are excellent and easy to approach.  You are very knowledgeable about all of the subjects.  I have been recommending this class to everyone!  That was a lot to learn.

    Anonymous from class survey
  • Thank you so much for all the effort you put into organizing the Stay Or Go Homeowner classes.  The speakers were all very informative.

    Judie Cordy
  • I certainly have enjoyed the class.  You have put a lot of thought into the topics, resources, and speakers.


    Judy Demko
  • Brian, thank you for your stewardship, leadership and your acts of kindness bringing knowledge to many minds about Life’s Growing Pains!!!

    Judy Jackson
  • Thank you, Brian, for all you do for seniors. You are one of a kind. Looking forward to your mini documentary on dispelling the myths about seniors communities.

    Jyl Campana
  • I’m getting so much information that my head spins a bit.  I’m learning and that means a lot to me.  You are providing so much information that most people are not aware of.  I can’t thank you enough for all of the work you have put into these classes.

    Maureen Heberling
  • “Excellent class, great content, very professional”

  • Most valuable!  Have passed on the class info to several friends.  All topics were relevant to my current planning needs.

  • Brian Rocks with his warmth, sincerity, professionalism, referrals, and generosity.

    Anonymous from class survey
  • This was a well-thought-out course. All of the topics, financial, health, and house related, should be considered when deciding whether to stay in your home or move to other accommodations. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and this course addressed that.

    In addition to the information presented by various professionals in their fields, we were given local vetted resources where we could go for help if desired.

    I have recommended this course to friends. Thank you, Brian, for all the effort you put into this.

    Ann W.
  • This class was invaluable in helping me organize my thoughts re the many different things to consider before making this important decision. I learned things I didn’t know I didn’t know. And it was fun!

    Terri Lehan
  • Brian,

    I just recently finished reading the “Brian Schwatka edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance”.  Congratulations on being recognized for creating a very useful, dynamic learning experience for seniors.  One of your students is so committed that she postponed surgery until after your  last class.

    This is so valuable an experience for those of us who are facing the changes that aging brings to our lives, even some of us who thought that, because of years of nonprofit experience, we knew it all.  Wrong!

    Thank you again.

    Terry Markle
  • I just completed the 8-week LIVE course. Each session was a gem in and of itself. Even if one is not thinking about moving, there is very useful information for our everyday lives. Thanks, Brian!

    Cindy Wagner