Moving can be stressful at the best of times, but when you’ve been settled in a family house in a good area for many years, it is even harder to up sticks and start afresh somewhere new.
But moving to your dream retirement property can be more straightforward than you think. In fact, it may leave you with a renewed vigour to embrace the new opportunities that retirement brings.
Finding the retirement property of your dreams needn’t be daunting. In fact, it can be quite fun, especially if you have the funds and a definite idea of where you want to live and what sort of home you want to live in. It just takes a bit of planning and organisation to achieve.
Finding the perfect location for you
The estate agents’ adage of location, location, location, is worth bearing in mind if you want to see your investment appreciate. Your retirement will be less than ideal if you live in an area devoid of local amenities and services that suit your lifestyle.
That beautiful rural thatched cottage and rose garden may have stunning coastal views but, when the chips are down and you need a loaf of bread or a pint of milk is there a local shop? More importantly, has it got good medical facilities close by? All these need to be considered when it comes to finding that elusive prize of a great location and great property in which to retire to.
Finding another way
But there is a way to get the retirement home that ticks all the boxes. There are many retirement properties throughout the UK that are set in beautiful surroundings, which also provide a secure, convivial environment not far from a range of local amenities. And what’s more you won’t have to lift a finger towards the upkeep of the property or the beautiful gardens it is set in.
There are a number of developers that specialise in providing quality retirement properties in sheltered environments, which cater for those who want independent living as well as those who need assistance in their day-to-day life. The best provide private apartments for purchase that are part of a managed complex of retirement accommodation.
And the best retirement property, such as that provided by McCarthy & Stone, can be purchased and sold, if need be, with the greatest of ease.
The company will provide a Moving Experience Professional Advisor, who will help with every aspect of the purchase and make, taking away the stresses that buying a property and moving home usually involve.