One of the most common things that we are seeing right now is more seniors buying homes than in recent years. Why? Thanks to low mortgage interest rates, and the current Real Estate Climate, buying a home is more ideal for most seniors in 2013 than renting is.
If you’re over the age of 55, and are planning on buying a home in Orange County, here are the top things that you need to think about before purchasing Real Estate.
Is The Home Close To Public Transportation?
As you grow older one thing you need to think about is the possibility that you might not be able to drive to and from where you need to go in the future. That’s why it’s important to think about how close the home that you want to buy is to major sources of public transportation so you can continue to stay mobile if you ever need to travel to the shopping center, doctor’s appointments, or grocery store
Does The Home Have Steps?
Yes, you may like the idea of moving into a two story home but how will you feel about that home 10 years from now when you still have to climb those steps every day? You should try to find a home that’s on one level and doesn’t have any stairs, or at the very least, a home with the master bedroom on the main floor because stairs are often one of the main causes of accidents for seniors as they grow older.
How Far Away Is The Home From Family Or Friends?
Last of all, but most important, make sure you purchase a home that’s not too far away from family and friends. If you ever need help as you grow older it will be easier and more convenient for family and friends to help you when you need them instead of potentially being a hardship for them because, you live so far away.
To learn more great tips that can help you enjoy a successful Real Estate Experience or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0215.