For many seniors, the idea of selling the home that they have raised a family in can be met with some resistance. And while many seniors are perfectly capable and comfortable taking care of a large home, there are some who would much rather do away with the hassle of home maintenance and lawn upkeep, opting instead to spend their golden years in a more relaxed setting with a more comfortable climate. If you find yourself thinking about selling your home and settling in greener pastures, then there are a few things you will need to consider.
- Are you moving because you want to, or because you think that taking care of your home is becoming a burden?
- Do you want to move closer to family?
- Is the climate you currently live in aggravating any medical conditions you may have?
Firstly, you must ask yourself what you’d want in your new residence. Do you want to live in a place where things like lawn care and home maintenance are taken care of for you, or would you just prefer a smaller home? Would you like to stay within your community, or are you thinking about an out-of-state move? Florida has long been known for its retirement communities, but places like Arizona and New Mexico are quickly becoming retirement hot spots due to their affordability and warm climate.
A few things to consider.
- Availability and access to medical care
- Would you like to have access to a swimming pool for exercise?
- Are you open to the idea of living in an area with group activities?
Once you’ve settled on a potential destination, it’s time to establish how much your home is worth. A qualified real estate agent can help you through this process.
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