08 Jan 2008

California Senior Real Estate | Making the Right Move at the Right Time


seniors-2-dog-rIf you’re a senior, and considering a move, when is the right time for the right move, or how do you now when it’s right for you?

No two of us are the same, nor is every situation the same, however there are some common situations many seniors share. Check out the list below to see some of the more typical reasons someone would decide to move,  maybe “downsizing” a living environment.  Some may appear to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, yet they’re also very real.

  • House is too large, too much to take care of, you’d like less responsibility, and have more time to enjoy yourself.
  • To move closer to family, see more of your grown kids and grand kids.
  • To move further from the family, just too darn  much time spent taking care of the grand kids.
  • Or, you need to move, to get the last kid out of the house.
  • Tired of continually fixing things…wanting to maintain your independence by not relying on family and friends for  repairs.
  • Maybe you prefer a more active social life, and would prefer to be around others.
  • Health issues, tired of stairs,  need or prefer to have a single story home.
  • Financial considerations, possibly free locked-up equity for remaining years while also maintaining other investments.
  • Divorce, it can happen at  any time of life.
  • Spending the kid’s inheritance and do something just for yourself for a change.  This is time for you  to enjoy the “some-days” of your life, you’ve earned it!

So if you’ve decided the time is right, explore some of your choices. Here are just a few for seniors to consider:

 Smaller home or condo, less to take care of and worry about.

A “Golden Girls” home, sharing life with others.

A mobile home, financially affordable and little upkeep.

Travel time, on the road, in your motor home off to see the world.

Time for your Harley adventure on the road.

You always wanted to live in a golf community.

Adult/senior condominium development, for a more social environment.

Perhaps assisted living, that is if health issues are a concern for your or family.

Move in with family, this could help you, or may help them.

Or… you may have another choice, if so we would love to hear from you!

Senior Real Estate SpecialistLynda is a Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) who is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting specific needs of a senior, those who are 55+.  In addition, Lynda’s three decades of real estate experience can make all the difference in the world to you or your loved one. Lynda has also created a senior real estate guide, if your 55 or 105 this guide is for you. Contact Lynda call or text Lynda directly, or email at Lynda@PreferredHomeBrokers.com

About the Author

I maintains an active residential re-sale brokerage in Brea, CA, located in Orange County, about 20 minutes north of Disneyland. Contact Lynda directly at (714) 595-1494, or Lynda@PreferredHomeBrokers.com – CA License #00402040

3 Responses to California Senior Real Estate | Making the Right Move at the Right Time
  1. Lynda, You have done a fantastic job to provid a lot of great information for the seniors in your community.

  2. Hi Mana,
    Thanks so much for the visit. I’ve been working with seniors for a long time at this point and I love it. They are the salt-of -the-earth.

  3. Hi Mana,

    Thanks so much for the visit. I’ve been working with seniors for some time now and I love it.
    They are the real salt-of-the-earth.


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