Scratch That Itch – Buy That Retirement Home If…
If you are one of the many individuals who fit in the “Baby Boomer” age group of 50 years and over, you might be wondering if retiring to the Las Vegas area is right for you. Now that your kids have left the nest, you may have the itch to fly the coop yourself to an amenity-filled community geared for active retirees that better fits your current lifestyle.
Does Your Home Fit Anymore?
As our population continues to age it is clear many in today's senior housing market are seeking to remain active and find a community and housing options that mirror your values – superior real estate investment opportunity, low-maintenance property choices, numerous convenient active lifestyle options and close proximity to high-quality medical care. In addition, as a senior buyer, you still want to pursue your interests and be close to friends and family, or at least have the local transportation resources to permit you to have quick access to your loved ones.
Reasons For Vegas
The greater Las Vegas area has so many of those tangible and intangible qualities senior homebuyers seek including great weather (no harsh winters), outstanding entertainment value (gambling, shows, outdoor activities) and a wide range of recreational choices (golf, walking trails). No wonder the Las Vegas area is one of the choice locations for active senior homebuyers.
If you are considering a retirement home purchase, consider these helpful reminders:
•The old adage remains true – it’s all about location – location – location. Pick your location wisely. What are your priorities? With so many lifestyle opportunities available, you could choose to live in a golf course community, purchase a high-rise condo on the Strip or select an estate home in the Lake Las Vegas area. The Las Vegas – Henderson area residential options are endless.
• Realize that while that gorgeous two-story contemporary may seem attractive to you today, in a few years you may prefer the advantages of a single level home. One-story homes or homes that provide a r master bedroom complete with a full bath on the main floor may make the most sense.
• Look for nearby medical facilities, grocery stores and conveniently located libraries and other entertainment venues that cater to your age group.
• Be aware that most active adult communities in the greater Las Vegas area have a minimum age restriction for at least one household member and it is typically 55 and up.
Get Excited About Your Next Home
Buying a home at any stage in life may seem a bit intimidating, but for senior buyers who may have owned their primary residence for many years, the experience may cause you to feel a little uneasy. It is recommended you use this opportunity to think of buying your retirement home as an exciting and rewarding adventure. With careful planning and my help, together we will find the retirement home of your dreams. Contact me, Lisa Lundt, your Las Vegas Home Specialist today for a complete homebuying analysis.