Housing Styles Most Comfortable for Retirees

February 9th, 2016 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

buying a homeHere at Mary Couzens Realty, we have learned that people in different stages of life are looking for very different things when house hunting. Those who are in their retirement years have a very different set of house attributes they are looking for, and the following is a list of some of the house styles that will work best for house hunters in this unique demographic.

Single Level Homes

Even the most active retirees will tell you that stairs can get a little overwhelming at times. People in this stage of life want to expend their energy in more fun and exciting ways than traversing the landscape of their own homes. Single level or ranch style homes are in high demand for these home buyers.

Homes with Lots of Storage

A full and long life will mean a lot of different items and treasures to store throughout the home. Retirees tend to like homes that have suitable storage for their needs. Think about all of the clothing, awards, books, and other belongings they have collected through the years. The homes that appeal to this unique demographic must accommodate these mementos from a life well lived.

Simple Yard Maintenance

House-hunting retirees carefully consider landscaping. Yard work can present some big challenges for someone who has trouble bending and lifting. Homes with easily maintained landscaping receive high marks from retirees. Many retirees also like to travel a lot, so being able to leave the yard for trips can be a good selling feature as well.

Updated Everything

The retirees that are looking for a new home should not have to spend their limited fixed income on constant repairs of the materials and appliances in their home. This is one reason updated homes are in high demand. Most retirees want to spend their golden years enjoying their homes –not fixing them!

Guest Facilities

Most people who are retiring are looking forward to spending more time their loved ones. Homes that will allow retirees to host friends and family are always appealing. Extra bedrooms, bathrooms, and large dining areas are typically popular amenities for house hunting seniors.

Our real estate agents really enjoy helping seasoned citizens find beautiful Pebble Creek homes where they can entertain, relax and enjoy their retirement years.

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