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Boomer Home Buying Success Tips

Boomer Home Buying Success Tips

If youre considering retiring or relocating soon, an article in Forbes offered insight into how Boomers can navigate the current real estate market. The article goes on to say, Theres no single strategy that works for everybodythese days, retirement can mean very different things to different people. But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, one things for certain: Buying what will likely be your last home is nothing like buying your first. We liked these

Top 10 Rules for Boomer Home Buying Success

  1. Acclimate before you relocate. If the weather is a key consideration when youre looking to buy, places like Delaware have a lot to offer.
  2. Get to know the neighborhood and its characters. Remember, your fellow residents will now be your new friends.
  3. Check out the medical care. Heres a List of Delaware Hospitals
  4. Factor in local tax rates. The Kiplinger Tax Map offers information on a range of taxes. Click here to read the rest of the article and to compare state taxes.
  5. Time your buy to get the best price. Like the pricing but not quite ready to relocate? Consider buying the home and renting to another retiree who wants to rent before they move. We are a full-service brokerage and will be happy to help.
  6. Study the community financials. Read our blog article, Why you should read those HOA documents in Delaware," then carefully review the financial records of your prospective homeowners association.
  7. Scope out the neighborhoods approval process. Learn about whats required by consulting with your broker or REALTOR
  8. Explore membership. Questions like, Does my HOA own the clubhouse? are explored in this article and what is covered by Delaware law.
  9. Scrutinize the activity calendar. Spend some time figuring out if the community youre buying into provides activities you take seriously.
  10. Research the restrictions. Be aware of any rental and resale restrictions. You may be startled by what some retirement communities do not allow.

But the best way to plan for home buying success is to connect with one of the agents at Active Adults Realty. Meet The Team.