Moving from your family home can be difficult until you consider the many choices of condos available in Nova Scotia. Whether you want a unit in a high-rise or a small building, a townhouse, a rancher, or a detached or semi detached single-family home, you have many style to consider. What you decide on depends on factors such as your mobility, need for space, travel schedule, desire for amenities, and more.
Condos Offer The Space And Amenities You Need
Many retirees leave their current home because the property was right-sized for them when they had kids or other relatives living there; an empty nest can leave unused rooms to heat, clean, and maintain. A condo offers the opportunity to get just enough space for you and your spouse or partner to live and work and perhaps entertain occasional visitors.
If you are in good health when you move, you might not have to confine your search to single floor living. As long as you have a first-floor master suite, you might consider a townhouse or other multi-floor living arrangement. You can have your office or craft room on the second floor for your use now; even if you eventually have trouble with the stairs, having bedrooms on the second floor can be a good place for your children and grandchildren when they come to visit or for live-in help, should you need it.
Depending on the property you select, you might have a pool, fitness room, community center, and more at your disposal. These amenities can offer you not only daily pleasure, but provide extra space when the you need it for a family get-together.
Accessible Living Space Overcomes Mobility Issues
Part of the motivation for selling your existing home might be that you have difficulty navigating stairs inside and out or need accommodations in the kitchen, bathroom, and other places within your home. In seeking out a condo, you can select a building with an elevator or a single floor living space with easy access from outside.
You can find many properties that offer easy access and a convenient internal layout. Many newer condos incorporate universal design principles which means they have wider doorways, countertops and cabinets that are easier to access, and door levers instead of knobs that will make life easier for you, whether you have arthritis or need a wheelchair.
Since you own the unit, you have the freedom to make internal modifications that suit your needs and style. For certain types of repairs, you may need approval of the condo association, but you are likely to obtain permission so long as your renovations do not impact the integrity of the building or inconvenience other residents.
Condo Living Offers Freedom To Travel
Retirement for many people means the opportunity to travel, whether that means overnight trips to regional or foreign destinations or extended trips to visit family and friends. Aside from finances, the biggest consideration in the pursuing travel is the fear of leaving your home unattended. When you live in a condo, you always have neighbors nearby to watch over your property. If you’re not close to your neighbors, you may have someone in the building maintenance office who can keep an eye on things.
Anytime you go away, you may still need to make provisions to stop your mail delivery, to care for pets, and to secure your home, but a condo offers you more freedom to be away for a long time without worry.
Is Condo Living Right For You?
For many people, buying a condo is an unfamiliar experience. If you want to sell your home, but are unsure of the best next tap, contact me today for information that may open your eyes to the potential of condo living in Greater Halifax.
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Roy Thomas SRES is a Senior’s Real Estate Specialist and a REALTOR® with Sutton Group-Professional Realty. Licensed since 1991, much of Roy’s practice is helping retirees with their later in life moves. Roy can be reached at 902-497-3031, by email: RoyThomas@RoyThomas.ca or read other articles online at www.HalifaxSeniorLiving.ca
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|Roy Thomas SRES® (Senior’s Real Estate Specialist) is a REALTOR® with Sutton Group Professional Realty. Since 1991 Roy specializes in helping retirees with their later in life real estate transactions. If you are contemplating a move and would like a complimentary copy of Roy’s guide to downsizing entitled “Preparing to Downsize” please click here|