250621 Buying A New Senior-Friendly House

250621 Buying A New Senior-Friendly House by Harry Cline

Sometimes, homes, especially those built before the 1980s, are difficult or exponentially costly to modify for aging in place. If this is the case, your next option is to buy a senior-friendly home. Look for something that is designed for people of all abilities. Universal design is a popular and long-lasting design approach that addresses common mobility issues. For example, a universal design home won’t have stairs and will have wider doorways and better lighting.

Buying a new home also poses challenges for seniors, particularly those on a fixed income. If your current home is in need of repairs or you don’t actually have a great deal of equity, you may have to get creative in how you save for a down payment. Home prices vary from state to state and city to city, so find a realtor that understands your needs and budget. This will make the process smoother and much less stressful.

Even as a senior that takes care of yourself by working out, eating well, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it never hurts to look ahead to possibilities. Sometimes, things happen that leave us less able to care for our minds and bodies in our current environment. Knowing your options is a great first step toward being able to maintain control of your golden years.

Harry Cline | info@newcaregiver.org 

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