Are you considering Retirement? Realtors Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman of Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage are two local Brighton residents who help people locate from Durham Region to Northumberland, Quinte West! Give TwoMoveYou (Two Realtors Move You) Guaranteed Real Estate Services a call at 647-697-7413 or visit www.TwoMoveYou.com
When transitioning into retirement and looking for the home you intend to grow old in, there is a lot to consider. If you are thinking about retirement, here are a few tips to help make your transition and retirement real estate decision a little easier.
It's never too early to start thinking about and planning fro retirement. From your first job on, you should be putting aside money for retirement. The more you save and the more you plan ahead, the more likely you are to enjoy relaxed, fun-filled golden years.Pre-planning will get you closer to merging your financial situation with your dream retirement.
Find Your "Rightsize"
As the time for retirement approaches, consider how your lifestyle needs will change. Many retirees are transitioning from family life and returning to life as a couple or as a single. Do you really need all this stuff anymore? Moving to a new home for retirement is a prime opportunity to "rightsize" your home and your possessions.
How do you see yourself in retirement Are you gardening, lounging on the beach, or fishing on the lake" Whatever you envision, make sure you give it a try before you purchase a home. Take some vacation time or rent a home in the locale you are considering and confirm it's truly a comfortable and pleasurable lifestyle for you.
a. Is the location of your home near your favorite hobbies, clubs , or community groups? With more free time, will you have enough to do?
b. If a condo or retirement community is on your shortlist, carefully review the financial records of the homeowner's association, association fees and trends, etc.
c. Is your home convenient to medical facilities? Will you need to disconnect from your current doctor?
d. If you become unable to drive, is your neighbourhood walkable? Is there public transportation? Are there family and friends nearby to help with driving?
You should also consider the type of place that you will live in. As you age, your mobility and activity levels may change. In your retirement search, look for:
1. Single story homes so that you can avoid stairs
2. Yards that are easier to maintain, or have community maintenance
3. Well-lit roads and easy accessibility
4. Properties with handicap accessibility 5. Bathroom facilities and fixtures that are safe to use.
Call TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Services For Advice
Transitioning to retirement, finding the right home, and making the move can be stressful. Fortunately, you don't need to do this alone. We are here to help. Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter of Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton Ontario are experienced Realtors to help you transition and relocate from Durham Region to Brighton Ontario where there is a huge retirement community.
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When you purchase your Brighton home, if you don't still love it up to 24 months later, we will buy it back from you, or sell it for free! Give us a call at 647-697-7413 to get your move to Brighton started!