As we age, we baby boomers are faced with 'right sizing' our homes to suit our current lifestyle requirements & desires. Many in the real estate refer to this as 'downsizing', but I have discovered that this is not necessarily what our generation want in a home. I prefer to refer to this next phase of our housing needs as "right sizing" as it is truly varies from individual to individual on what is the right fit for them & their plans for the future.
Why are Baby boomers like you moving? Each person has their own motivation. It could be to be closer to your grandchildren. Perhaps you are planning to sell your large family home to move into an appartment or condo where there are few maintenance concerns & offering the freedom to travel while having the peace of mind of living in a secure building. For others, it is finding a home that with fewer or no stairs with the convenience of having everything on one level. Yet many people are upgrading to a similar square footage in a home but a different style that is more popular with entertaining & close to the amenities & social activities these seniors enjoy. A few of our clients have even opted to move to their seaside cottages in Nova Scotia for the warmer months & then spending the Canadian Winter months travelling abroad. The list goes on & on. Whatever your reason, make the right choice for you!
I recently took a course in order to be certified as a Senior's Real Estate Specialit, aka SRES®. So what does this designation mean? As a SRES® designee I am a REALTOR® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. By earning the SRES® Designation, I have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. Convenient as I too fall into this age range.
To help Halifax seniors and their families accomplish this life transition with the most ease, I am here to answer questions, offer advice, & put you in contact with our network of professionals to help you with the various aspects of your new lifestyle.