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A Guide to Real Estate in the Comox Valley for Retirees

As a retiree, there’s a lot to consider when choosing your retirement home. As with any major life change, easing into your retirement doesn’t come without its challenges. From handling your finances to choosing where to live, there’s a lot to take care of. A common practice during retirement is to downsize to a smaller home. This allows you more freedom and flexibility during your golden years. To help you choose the right home for your retirement, I will be going over some of my top tips for finding real estate in the Comox Valley as a retiree. Follow along below to learn more!

What to Know About Real Estate in the Comox Valley: Retirement Edition

The first thing that I always urge clients to consider when they choose a retirement home is how the property will age with them. As you think forward into your future, can you imagine the property being suitable for you in your 80’s or even 90’s? Or, do you see yourself moving into assisted living? This question is an important one to ponder as you search for the right home. If you can’t picture yourself being able to do yard work, basic maintenance, or climbing stairs, finding a home that meets your long-term needs is essential. Look for properties that offer single-level living or a building with an elevator, maintenance that is taken care of by strata, and amenities that support aging in place. 

Another question to answer as you work towards finding the perfect retirement home, is what do you plan to do during your retirement? For some retirees, the dream is to travel the world. For others, staying at home and enjoying time with family and friends is more their speed. If you’re more the world traveller type, a smaller property like an apartment is probably an ideal option. Especially, if you’re going to be gone for most days of the year. On the other hand, for the homebody, a larger condo could be favourable. 

When searching for your dream retirement home, it’s also important to consider the amenities and location of the property. Whether we want to admit it or not, getting older often means more visits to the doctor. As such, a home near the hospital or health care services is never a bad idea. You may also find it worthwhile to have on-site amenities like pools, fitness centers, and social gathering spaces. The more opportunities for hobbies and social engagement, the better. 

Contact me Today!

If you are ready to start looking at real estate in the Comox Valley for your retirement, I encourage you to contact me today! Moreover, if you have any questions about a property in the area, be sure to reach out to me! I am excited to get your golden years on track. A home in the Comox Valley is a great asset to have. Be sure to check out my social media, and return next month for more real estate-related content! I look forward to working with you in the near future.