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I've just turned 69. I detest the town I live in now. Am I too old to relocate to St Mary's GA? I was convinced until a few days ago, but I'm having second thoughts now. If I move there will be so much more to do. I really detest where I live now. I'm a single man, with no children. Should I move or stay where I know and hate.
Your feedback and comments much appreciated. Michael 123
Hi everyone. I've just read some posts which were put up some time ago but are so relevant to my current situation I'm hoping someone out there can share an experience or offer some insight.
I've just turned 63 and live alone. My only family is my daughter and she lives in Australia.
I'm fortunate in many ways; I have a good job I enjoy, a home I love and my adorable Labrador. The downside is arthritis is making it hard to keep working full time and I'm worried that it will also stop me being able to upkeep my house, financially and maintenance.
For a long time, I've dreamt of downsizing to a coastal area. But as the prospect grows closer I realise I fear losing the only connections I have in my current area. Some friends, good neighbours and several aquaintances. The saying 'Feel the fear and do it anyway' doesn't work for me with this issue. I am scared of being a stranger in a strange place and, once I've sold and left my home there's no going back. I feel so stuck!
Has anyone been through this, and made the move? How did it work out for you?
Hello, I couldn't find a thread on retirement homes so started a new one....
I am looking into retirement home purchase and the associated fees eg if the home is sold.
My questions are;
1. Have you recently purchased a retirement home and know about event fees/exit fees eg 1% needs to be paid when the property is re-sold? At what stage of the purchase were you made aware of these? Estate agents or solicitors?
2. What has your experience been of buying a retirement home and especially understanding the fees?
3. Were you given fee information in a clear format?
4. would you prefer the fee information in written format or access it electronically
5. Do you use the website Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) to find advice and information on accommodation ? Thank you RSZara
Hi everyone, I was looking at this article on Silversurfers and was wondering what your thoughts were on this? https://www.silversurfers.com/property/retirement-living/period-modern-home-right/ I've looked at the Harefield Place website and saw that it was going to be completed during Spring this year! It looks like a great investment and was also wondering who else was interested? Dave
Hello, I'm looking for advice and possible options. My mother and father in law are selling there house in Kent and moving to Cornwall to retire and be closer to family. We are really stuck with what they should do, mid 50's and mid 60's Do they, rent, buy, or buy a lodge/caravan on a residential site. Its such a big move and dont want to put money into something that might possibly be the wrong decision so would like some positive advice. Thanks
Well I was planning to retire in 2022, as in my member name Waiting42022, but a change in circumstances (aka redundancies)
I've taken the opportunity to take it as early retirement. It feels a big step, even a leap of faith, I just hope I've done my sums correctly.
Plenty of work around the house to do and the kids have got jobs lined up for me already so I'm going to be kept busy for some time.