What to Look for in a Retirement Home

  • March 16, 2016

As you get older, finding a home for retirement becomes a higher priority. Here are some features you should keep in mind when searching for the perfect retirement home for you.
 
Single story – Many people searching for a home for retirement tend to opt for single story properties to avoid the difficulty of stairs. Stairs can be a potential hazard as we age and buying a home that only has one level is a popular choice for many.
 
Easily Accessible – A home that is easily accessible is also a draw for borrowers on the hunt for their retirement home. Few stairs into the home from entryways are important as well as the ability to easily move around. Take into account narrow hallways or slick flooring if a walker will need to be used.
 
Low Maintenance – A home that will require constant and extensive upkeep is also not ideal for a retirement home. Low maintenance is often ideal for those who are taking life at a slower pace.
 
Location – Whether your concern is being closer to family or close to amenities, research exactly what type of location is going to suit you and your needs in retirement.
 
Talk to a real estate professional, friends, and experts on what features you could possibly need in your retirement home. Being prepared is the best way to go into this process and finding the right property for you.

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