Choosing Your Next Home as an Empty Nester

Many empty nesters start thinking about downsizing to a more manageable home that fits their
current lifestyle. Here are some key things to consider.

Finding Your Perfect Spot

Consider the surrounding area and its convenience to healthcare facilities, cafes, and activities that interest you. Whether it’s a peaceful suburb or an energetic downtown, find a location that makes life easier and more enjoyable.

Low Maintenance and Minimal Upkeep

Opt for homes that reduce maintenance, such as condos and townhouses with maintenance services or communities designed for active adults. These options free up your time for hobbies, travel, and relaxation.

Age-Friendly Home Features

Think ahead and look for homes with age-friendly features like bedrooms and full baths on the first floor, bright lighting with easy-to-use switches, lever-style door handles and faucets, slip-resistant floors, and countertops at multiple heights for comfort. These features can make your home more accessible and comfortable as you age.

Affordability and Taxes

Ensure your new home fits your finances by considering costs beyond the purchase price, like closing costs and realtor fees, as well as ongoing expenses such as maintenance, insurance, and property taxes. 

Balancing your desires with what’s financially realistic ensures you can enjoy your next chapter in comfort and security.  Embracing your new phase as an empty nester opens up a world of possibilities. Find a home that’s the right size, easy to maintain, and in a community that suits your lifestyle. Reach out today for guidance every step of the way.