Selling real estate can be just as much work as buying. There are so many things to worry about as you prepare your home to list on the market. Then you have to worry about the real estate agent you will hire to help you get the house sold. After that, you have to worry about who will be coming in to tour your home throughout the week. Will you hold an open house? Do you take the first reasonable offer you are presented with? Our blog was designed to assist you through the selling process a little bit easier.
Selling the empty nest is something that many people begin to think about when the time for retirement looms closer. While the family home is sure to be filled with good memories and thoughts of selling it can be painful, it may no longer be comfortable to live in or economical to manage, once the children are grown and gone. Not only is it likely to become expensive to heat and cool, especially on a reduced retirement income, it may also become much more expensive to maintain as it ages. If you have recently retired or are planning to do so soon, selling your current home and purchasing a gated community home can offer you many excellent advantages as you begin this exciting new phase in your life.
A more secure living situation
Enjoying a more secure living experience during retirement is an excellent reason to choose to purchase a retirement home in a gated community. This is even more important if you plan to travel frequently during retirement, leaving your home unoccupied for weeks or months at a time.
Gated communities, especially those with limited access, keyed entries, and manned security guards at the gates, can provide a much more secure living experience than traditional homes in areas that are open to general traffic. With no through traffic to contend with, homeowners in gated communities will also be able to more fully normal daily activities, like a morning jog or taking their dog for a walk.
A chance to enjoy common interests
Living in a gated community can also provide retirees a chance to focus on activities and interests they enjoy, such as playing golf or spending time boating or fishing. With many gated communities located near golf courses, lakes, and shorelines, residents will find they share common interests with many of their neighbors and be able use these interests to develop new friendships.
A relaxing way of life
Gated communities also usually offer a wide variety of special amenities to their residents that can be very attractive to retired homeowners who want to remain fit and socially active. Many have community pools, walking or biking trails, exercises facilities, and club houses where residents can gather and mingle or hold community events.
Many gated communities, especially those geared for retirement-aged residents, also offer services to make life more comfortable, such as lawn care and snow removal.
To learn more about gated community homes and all the advantages they can offer you during your retirement years, retirees will want to work with a real estate professional who offers experience in this type of housing. These agents will be better positioned to help you find, view, and purchase a gated community home that will most closely match your interests and needs.Share
15 November 2017