If you’ve been thinking about downsizing and are focusing on moving to a senior community, there are some things you need to know before you move forward. These include physical, financial, and emotional factors.
First and foremost, not all senior communities are apartment or condo-style. In fact, there is a wide range of single-family senior housing options that include features like a garage and private yard.
Many of the single-family and multi-family 55 and over communities will also offer a long list of amenities such as an on-site golf course, swimming pool, workout area, beauty salon, and dining area(s).
Buying into a new home can be a big commitment, though. So, it is important to ensure that you know what to anticipate, and how your day-to-day life there might be. With that in mind, there are some key questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line, such as:
- Is the community in a convenient location?
- Does the community offer transportation services?
- Are there any additional fees for use of the amenities, and / or for community assessments, or various other situations?
- Are there healthcare options nearby?
- Is the community in an area where you can age in place (without having to make another move in the future)?
Working with an experienced local real estate professional can help you to narrow down which 55+ housing communities may be right for you and your specific needs. If you’re considering a move, we can also assist you with getting answers to all of the questions that you have.
In addition, if you plan to sell your current home before you make the move to a senior community, we’ll put a marketing plan in place that will get all of the details about your property in front of potential buyers.