When Active Senior Citizens Shop For Homes For Sale

byAlma Abell

It’s impossible to group senior citizens together as one easily defined population in regard to housing. Some people reach retirement age and want to move to a 55+ community, while others buy a big RV and hit the road. Some continue to reside in the house they’ve lived in for years, while others dream of buying a brand new house or having one constructed. New Homes For Sale are often available because contractors build some on spec. Those houses make excellent show homes until they sell. People who want to buy a new house don’t always want to wait for one to be constructed, so choosing a spec home is ideal.

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Although seniors can’t be totally categorized in their characteristics, there are some general trends in regard to features they prefer in new houses. Many prefer one-story homes so they don’t have to climb stairs. However, seniors who have no trouble with arthritis or other health disorders don’t mind a two-story home. If they do choose a multi-story house, they might prefer Homes For Sale that are bi-level or tri-level, or a one-story with a loft, so the stairways are shorter.

Many seniors are eager to spend more time on hobbies or to start a home business they’ve always dreamed of. When viewing residential possibilities built by a contractor such as Lancia Homes, they might look for a place with rooms suitable for a home office, a sewing room, an art studio or another type of workshop. Big windows with plenty of natural light are often desirable for these pursuits.

Not all senior citizens want to downsize. Some look for a relatively large new house so they can have plenty of space for guests. They may plan to have their adult children and their grandchildren visit regularly and stay overnight or for a weekend. They like the idea of having more free time for entertaining guests and having big dinner parties and outdoor barbecues. They might want the new house to have at least two spare bedrooms, and they may want a place with a big patio or deck. They may look for a big garage so they have room for both vehicles as well as snowmobiles and watercraft. You can also visit them on Facebook for more information.

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