The hardest part of deciding when to move is figuring out where to go!
The house is too big now, and the market, escpecially here in Whitby and Oshawa has skyrocketed, but where do you go? Do you rent? Should you buy a condo? Should you move to a retirement residence or a senior's care home?
Most of the retirement residences in Whitby and Oshawa run around $4000 - $5000 per month. Many are like being on a cruise ship with activities galore and scheduled outings to the theatre or lunch in a small town.
But are you ready? Do you see this for yourself yet?
Most people I know, 60+, aren't ready for this move, yet you shouldn't wait until someone else is making the decision for you.
Renting is an option and we can certainly help you with that, but when you rent a home or a condo, you run the risk of the landlord deciding to sell the home. After your one year lease, the landlord is free to sell the home. They can not ask you to move out prior to the sale, but the new buyers will most likely want the home for their own use and they can give you the allowable notice (60 days) to find another place to live. In this market, that option could be very difficult.
I have seen a huge movement to the east...Cobourg, Port Hope, Cambellford, Trenton, Brighton, Belleville. I find that my 60+ clients are selling their home in Durham and moving along the 401 corridor to smaller towns that have all the amenities that we have here in Durham.
With our Durham and Trenton offices, we are able to co-ordinate the move seamlessly. Our Durham office will handle the sale of your home and our Trenton office will help you find the perfect home or condo East of the City.