The average American retires at age 62. While retirement marks the end of an era, it also means the beginning of a new lifestyle. Retirees can work less, travel more, and enjoy relaxing at home.
What some seniors don't realize is that retirement doesn't have to mean buying a condo or moving into an outdated house they can afford on a fixed income. In fact, buying a newly constructed home offers countless benefits for seniors and is more affordable than you may realize.
Entering your senior years means it's time to enjoy life! This is why investing in a stress-free, new home built to your liking is the way to go.
Keep reading to discover all of the benefits of buying a newly constructed home for seniors.
Personalized to Fit Your Needs and Style
The biggest advantage of buying a newly constructed To Be Built home is the ability to make it your own. From the flooring and kitchen cabinets to the bathroom tile and even the landscaping, you can choose multiple aspects of your new build.
Retirement is about living your best life and spoiling yourself. What better way than by choosing gorgeous kitchen counters, luxury lighting, and immaculate wood flooring?
When you sit down with an experienced builder, they can help you choose the best floor plan and design to fit your needs. Depending on your current budget, you may require certain features or accommodations that only a personalized new build can offer.
Choosing all these features now means no need to perform repairs or renovations down the road. You can simply move in and enjoy every aspect of your brand new, personalized home!
A major complaint most seniors have if deciding to downsize is that their current home is too big or too hard to navigate. Nearly 50% of all households have stairs on the interior.
As you age, it gets more difficult, dangerous, and tiresome to walk up and down flights of stairs. This is true even for homes with entryway stairs.
When you buy a newly constructed home, you can choose the exact floor plan and layout you want. Select a single-story home that is easy to enter and exit safely. You can also choose a functional floor plan that makes navigating your home a breeze.
Open floor plans are a popular option for entertaining and accessing the major living areas with ease.
Energy-efficient homes are growing in popularity as homeowners strive to improve not only the environment but their living situation. When you buy a newly constructed home, chances are it'll include at least a few energy-efficient features.
These upgrades are good news for seniors who want fewer hassles and lower electric bills. Energy-efficient windows and thermostats not only cut down on heating and cooling costs but make it easy to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. No more fussing with the thermostat or sweating or freezing at night.
LED light bulbs last longer than other varieties, which means you can worry less about replacing them. Ask your builder about other smart features like garage door openers, doorbell cameras, and wireless security systems to help simplify your life.
Fewer Repairs or Underlying Issues
Retirement is about working less, not more. You want a personalized home that is move-in ready and requires little to no maintenance.
Remember the time you purchased your very first place? Like most first-time homeowners, you probably bought something previously owned or a "fixer-upper" house. Perhaps it was because that's all you could afford or maybe you were excited by the idea of renovating and remodeling.
The difference is, back then, you had the time and energy to complete countless DIY home projects. And even then, the house probably wasn't everything you'd hoped it would be.
Now you're older and don't want the stress or responsibility of fixing up a house. You want to enjoy it from the moment you step inside. Buying a newly constructed home gives you the freedom to enjoy all that life has to offer. The need for constant repairs also means shelling out money that you may not have.
Reduce your stress and financial headaches by buying a newly constructed home. And don't forget to ask about home warranty services that protect you in the event your new home needs repairs or maintenance.
Buying a Newly Constructed Home Means Never Having to Move
When you purchase a new home as a senior, the goal is to have a house you love so much, you never want to move again!
Moving is stressful and expensive -- especially as you start aging. Buying a newly constructed home that fits not only your needs but also your style and wants, eliminates the need to move again in the future.
According to AARP, 76% of seniors would prefer to age in place. Home is where you feel most comfortable and safe. By investing in a new build, you can live in your forever home without worry.
Spoil Yourself with a Personalized Built Home
You've worked all your life for this moment. Whether you're recently retired or getting ready to move for the last time, buying a newly constructed home as a senior is one of the smartest investments you'll ever make.
Not only can you move in quick or purchase purchase a to-be-built, but you can guarantee it'll fit your needs, taste, and lifestyle. Take a look at our new home resources to help you along the way.
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