Selling the family home to downsize as you enter the twilight years of your life can be a wonderful time to truly enjoy the fruits of your earlier hardworking years. There are so many great lifestyle benefits to focus on.
- Freeing up your capital
Downsizing can release the equity you have built up over the years so that you can now live comfortably in your twilight years.
- Low maintenance
A large home often involves cumbersome maintenance responsibilities where cleaning is a chore and the garden simply becomes hard work instead of a place to be enjoyed. Downsizing is a great opportunity to find something more manageable and give you time to pursue activities you truly enjoy.
- Social life
Downsizing may mean moving into a retirement village where you can make new friends and enjoy being part of a community of people who are all enjoying this season of life together, providing meaningful social interaction and companionship.
- Health benefits
A new home on ground level or with a lift, or somewhere closer to the shopping centre and medical facilities or public transport, can be a great advantage. Many retirement villages are now offering the support of on-site medical care when needed, as well as facilities such as golf courses and luxury swimming pools or hydrotherapy pools enabling you to exercise and maintain good health into your twilight years.
- Simplify life
Downsizing can be a great excuse to de-clutter and redecorate with furniture that is fresh and functional. Downsizing can actually be a great opportunity to upgrade by exchanging a large property for a new home with a better view or location.
Downsizing to an apartment or a retirement village can give you the convenience and security of a “lock up and leave” home, leaving you free to travel and explore, or visit family and friends.
- More time to spend with the grandchildren
Not having to maintain a larger home is going to free up time to spend with those you love.
If you are ready for a wonderful change that may just give you a new lease on life; as a Senior’s Real Estate Specialist, I would love to assist with all aspects of selling your current home, as well as helping you find the right home that will serve you well in your twilight years.
Contact Heather Abbot today. I’m here to help! Ph: 0417 001 186