Set yourself up for the golden years

There comes a time when everyone begins to plan for retirement in the physical sense that includes selecting a home for retirement that will be both comfortable and accommodating. Things to consider when selecting the right home include everything from where to what. Here are some helpful tips to follow as you plan for yours.

Location

Just like any real estate purchase location is going to be key. Things to consider for retirement properties include the climate, ease of accessibility to conveniences and services like shopping, healthcare as well as a community that you will enjoy spending your free time in.

Single-level living

Keep it simple and avoid having to climb stairs if you don’t need to by picking a home that offers the ease of single level living. As one ages and could have more mobility challenges this will only make things easier overall. 

Bathroom

While bathtubs can be nice for soaking a walk-in shower that is spacious will be most accommodating for you in the long haul. Being able to safely walk in and out is important.

Wide Hallways

Even without any challenges narrow halls and doorways are never favored. However, allowing more space to travel with ease is important should you ever need assistance with any devices that may require more clearance. 

Extra room

Regardless of your age many people are fond of companionship. Making sure you have space for a partner, roommate or even family member can be helpful to factor in as you keep your options open. 

Pets

Pets can be like our children and offer emotional sustenance in our lives. Their companionship is fulfilling and life just wouldn’t be the same without them so consider a home that is pet friendly and offers the conveniences that they would need.

Mobility

Retirement for many can be both a busy and fun time of your life. With more free time to spend with family and friends while you partake in many activities that you truly enjoy. When locating a home be sure that it is close to the things that are important to your lifestyle as well as offer some solid alternative transportation options.  

Security

Security is everything from a home security system to services that are available nearby that can send help with the simple push of a button. 

If you are looking for a home that you can comfortably retire in, feel free to contact me today. 

 

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