Deciding if a 55-plus community is a right fit for you;
Safety and peace of mind play an important role in making the decision to live in this type of community. Since 55-plus homes are usually gated communities, it offers a bit more security, and the comfort of being close to a hospital, shopping, dining, and local attractions.
Choosing to live in an adult complex after living in the family home for several years can be a positive decision when it comes to the maintenance of your property. You’ll look forward to no longer having to mow the grass, rake the leaves, or replace leaking gutters. It gives you peace of mind if you have a love for travel and head south for the winter months.
There are many amenities you can find living in a 55-plus community such as indoor/outdoor pools, workshops, exercise facilities, clubhouses, and guest suites, and in many places, they will have community programs arranged throughout the year.
All 55-plus communities have a set of rules that must be followed; these are called by-laws. Bylaws are rules that the Strata Corporation and each owner must follow. They will confirm pet and rental restrictions, insurance coverage, use of property, strata fees, along with many other topics. It is strongly recommended to read these carefully, they are very crucial in your decision when considering living in a 55-plus community.
Like any major decision, you’ll need to do your research and explore your options. That’s why I’m here to help! I have a wealth of knowledge, education, and real estate experience that will help assist you in this life-changing decision. I became a senior real estate specialist to help you take the first step in this new chapter of your life, making you feel comfortable and prioritized every step of the way!