If you're a senior and considering a move, when is the right time for the right move... how do you know when it's right for you?
No two of us are the same, nor is every situation the same, however there are some common situations many seniors share. Listed below are some of the more typical reasons someone would decide to move, possibly "downsizing" a living environment. Some may appear to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, yet they're also very real.
- House is too large, too much to take care of, you'd like less responsibility, and have more time to enjoy yourself.
- To move closer to family, see more of your grown kids and grandkids.
- To move further from the family, just too darn much time spent taking care of the grandkids.
- Or, you need to move, to get the last kid out of the house.
- Tired of continually fixing things...wanting to maintain your ndependence by not relying on family and friends for repairs.
- Maybe you prefer a more active social life, and would prefer to be around others.
- Health issues, tired of stairs, need or prefer to have a single story home.
- Financial considerations, possibly free locked-up equity for remaining years while also maintaining other investments.
- Divorce, it can happen at any time of life.
- Spending the kid's inheritance and do something just for yourself for a change. This is time for you to enjoy the "some-days" of your life, you've earned it!
So if you've decided the time is right, explore some of your choices. Here are just a few for seniors to consider:
Smaller home or condo, less to take care of and worry about.
A "Golden Girls" home, sharing life with others.
A mobile home, financially affordable and little upkeep.
Travel time, on the road, in your motor home off to see the world.
Time for your Harley adventure on the road.
You always wanted to live in a golf community.
Adult/senior condominium development, for a more social environment.
Perhaps assisted living, that is if health issues are a concern for your or family.
Move in with family, this could help you, or may help them.
Or... you may have another choice, if so we would love to hear from you!
As a senior, and at this time in your life 55+, no doubt you've worked hard and paid your dues over the years. Now that you're a senior you may have special concerns or needs in real estate. Lynda Eisenmannis a Senior Real Estate Specialist, SRES. A SRES is a professional who has completed a series of educational requirements demonstrating expertise and knowledge when it comes to representing seniors in real estate. See more at Senior Real Estate Specialists to see how a SRES could help you.
Lynda is a Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) who is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting specific needs of a senior, those who are 55+. In addition, Lynda's three decades of real estate experience can make all the difference in the world to you or your loved one. Lynda has also created a senior real estate guide, if your 55 or 105 this guide is for you. Contact Lynda call or text Lynda directly, or email at Lynda@PreferredHomeBrokers.com
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This is a first in Senior Real Estate articles by Lynda Eisenmann. Watch for the "Million Dollar Question" for Seniors When it Comes to Selling Your Home ~ Organizational Home Selling Help for Seniors ~ Things Some Seniors Don't Want to Talk About ~ Family Ties-Sharing the Decision vs. Going Solo ~ The Chicken or the Egg-Which Comes First? ~ Not Ready to Move, or "Over My Dead Body" ...Exploring Other Options ~