Why Choose a Retirement Community?

Choosing to buy a home in a retirement community may be the best real estate move for 55+ retirees.  Where else can you be guaranteed on site medical facilities, dining, recreation, and a home customized to your particular needs?  The concept of an all in one community began when Del Webb constructed the nation's first in Sun City, Arizona. Since then hundreds have been developed across all fifty states, and the options available to homebuyers in terms of location, and amenities are ample.

What makes this idea a smart choice for seniors? Keep reading.

Adult communities provide yard, and home maintenance allowing residence to enjoy their homes, without dragging out the lawnmower or snow shovel. Some senior living apartments provide other services such as housekeeping, and laundry with an added charge depending on the community..

Do away with your monthly house payment?  If you're 62 or better, you may be eligible for a reverse mortgage, which will allow you to free up your income for a vacation, or even a home renovation project.  With this type of a loan, you borrow against the equity of your home, and are not required to make a payment until you decide to move, sell, or the last home owner passes away.  For more information about how you can take advantage of a reverse mortgage, visit:  http://www.essexmortgage.com/contact

Perhaps the best reason to choose a senior living community, is the seemingly endless list of amenities.  Championship golf courses, state of the art health clubs, fine dining, and entertainment that can make it feel more like a resort, than an everyday neighborhood.  Many also have on site healthcare providers, and access to personal trainers to help customize a fitness plan to suit individual goals.  The Ridge at Chukker Creek in South Carolina even offers residents miles of equestrian riding trails!

You've spent years working hard to provide for yourself, and those around you, so why not let someone work for YOU?  Choosing a retirement community may be the best decision you'll ever make.

~Adriane Rosenberg