Attention Seniors, here are some things to consider before you decide to move :
1. Why are you thinking of moving ? Do you want a smaller home or a large home but with someone taking care of outside maintenance like snow removal and lawn mowing ?
2.Do you want to move to an active adult community or to a community where there are people of all ages ?
3.Do you want to be close to your children and grandkids ? Is there any possibility that your children may be transferred to another state for their job after you move to be close to them ?
4. Do you want to relocate to warmer climate ? Will you miss your children and grand children if you move too far away ? Will your children be able to visit you quickly for emergencies ? Do you have family or friends at the new location if you are moving out of state ?
5. After this move are you planning on moving again in a few years or is this going to be your retirement home for a long time?
6.Have you thought of just making changes to your current home and aging in place ?
7.Do you know how much you will net when you sell your home ?
8.Do you know what your housing costs will be when you buy another home ? Taxes and association fees may be higher.
It is a good idea to sit down with your children and family and discuss your needs. The three important things to consider are Location, Size of new home and price based on your finances .
If you have decided on the location but are not yet ready to make a move, you might consider buying now and renting it out for a few years. There is demand for senior rentals.
If you would like a free market evaluation of your home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors 2153438022x124 or 2152758491 cell
I can also give you information about all active adult communities in Bucks,Montgomery counties and Philadelphia. If you are thinking of reloacting out of the area I wil be glad to refer you to a Seniors Real Estate specialist .
I am a Seniors real estate specialist and hold the SRES designation.