Should I Move When I Retire?

Move to RetireIf retirement is on your radar, one of the biggest decisions in front of you is whether to stay in your current home or move to a new one. Even if you already live in the location you want to retire in, there are plenty of reasons you might choose to move to a different home in town. 

Whether you are looking for something better for aging in place, a home that offers a lower cost of living, or a home in a community designed for your new season of life, we can help you find it.

Contact us any time to learn more about homes for sale in St. George, and keep reading for reasons you might want to move to a new home in St. George for your retirement years. 

Lower Maintenance Home

As you prepare for retirement, consider the amount of home maintenance you want to handle, and whether your current home fits the bill. Whether you handle the ongoing maintenance and repairs yourself or pay to hire out for the services, a high maintenance home or property can become burdensome in your golden years. 

Many retirees find that opting for a lower maintenance home, either a smaller or newer home or one with less property, is a relief.

Aging in Place

Is aging in place a goal of yours? Studies show that the majority of Americans would prefer to live in their own homes as long as possible, rather than moving into an assisted living facility. 

In order to count on aging in place, your home needs to have at least some features to accommodate your plans. Wheelchair accessibility, single story living space with a full bedroom and bathroom on the main level, space for overnight caregivers, and accessible entrances, bathrooms, and hallways are all essential. 

Consider whether your current home will require remodeling to suit your plans for aging in place. In many cases, moving is the better option when compared to a whole house remodel. 

Lower Housing Costs

As you look over your anticipated retirement income and budget, does your current house fit your needs? Even if you can continue to afford the mortgage, take some time to crunch numbers and see if it's the best option. 

If you have a significant amount of equity in your home, you may be able to significantly offset or even completely cover the purchase of a new, less expensive home. By downsizing or leveraging your equity strategically, you can settle into a lower cost of living that supports your dream retirement lifestyle. 

New Location for Your Ideal Retirement Lifestyle

Consider the way you want to spend your retirement years and whether an active adult community in St. George might be the right fit. These communities are designed with your stage of life in mind, and allow you to live in a neighborhood filled with people in your same season. The amenities, events, housing costs, and atmosphere are just some of the perks to be enjoyed. 

Wondering if it's time to look for homes for sale in St. George? Whether you want to explore some of the active 55+ communities in the area or look elsewhere, we have all the local expertise you need and are ready to help. Contact us any time to get started. 

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