Retirement involves many things, not just quitting work, it means having more time for oneself, to be with the family, to enjoy the grandchildren … it ultimately implies making important decisions, such as moving to a more suitable house to fully enjoy retirement and although it is hard for us to say it, to enjoy the last years of our life.
If you are looking to move to the retirement home of your dreams, there are a number of tips that you should keep in mind when buying a new house:
Location of the house: You must ask yourself a series of questions if you still do not have it very clear. Where do you want to live? Close to family, far away? On the beach, in the city, in the town, etc.?
Your needs: When you get older, you have more needs in addition to personal priorities, you must take into account aspects such as the accessibility of the house, situation regarding the nearest health center or hospital, nearby stores where you can cover basic needs , nearest pharmacy, bus stops, taxis … Ask yourself what you need, study well the comforts of the new house and its surroundings, neighborhood and then accommodate your priorities.
Try not to take too long to decide and move: It is good to move when you are still agile, or more or less agile, to enjoy the house of your dreams. Therefore, let yourself be advised by a real estate agent who will find the new house before you do. He will recommend the best options in the real estate market and will have the perfect house for you.
Make a small list of what is essential for the new house to have and what you would like it to have: This will make it easier for the real estate agent to find exactly with the perfect house for your retirement.
Obstacles, impediments and not recommended that you should avoid in your retirement home: It is important that the house is on one floor or, if it has more floors, that on the ground floor you have a comfortable room in case at any given time or future, you can’t climb stairs. It is also good that one of the bathrroms has a shower since it is more comfortable for the mobility of the elderly at the time of daily cleaning in front of the uncomfortable and cumbersome bathtub. If is also necessary a terrace or garde. We have not even talked about the weather in Lanzarote, it is ideal all year long!
If you want any of our real estate agents to help you find the perfect home for your retirement, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to assist you!