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What to Think About When Buying a Home for Retirement


What additional considerations should retirement-age homebuyers keep in mind before making the move into a new home?

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Buying a home in your 20s and 30s is much different than buying a home for retirement. When purchasing a home for your retirement years, there are a few special considerations to keep in mind. 

When you’re retiring, your choice of home will likely be a more practical reflection of your lifestyle and needs. There are three L’s I recommend retirement-age homebuyers keep in mind:

1. Location. When you’re older, this ever-important aspect becomes even more critical. It is important for retirement-age buyers to consider whether the home they’re looking at is nearby to family, shopping areas, and more. If transportation is an issue, location will be especially crucial. 


2. Level. One-level living will really become ideal as you get older. Back pain, knee pain, and general mobility issues all become more common as we age. So, a one-level living situation is certainly something to think about. 


3. Lifestyle. Before choosing any particular home, consider whether it will suit your lifestyle. Retirement communities often limit your control over exterior aspects of the home, as well as the activities you can engage in while living there. Be sure to keep lifestyle in mind before making your move.


When you’re retiring, your choice of home will likely be a more practical reflection of your lifestyle and needs.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Amazing News for Greer Home Sellers


What’s going on in the Greer real estate market? Let’s find out.

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Within our Greenville real estate market, there are a number of smaller communities that each have unique market conditions. Today, we’ll be talking about Greer.

The downtown area of Greer is so charming. There’s actually a rule against buildings being more than three stories high. I definitely recommend visiting this community if you haven’t already.

If you already live in Greer, today’s market update might be of interest to you. It’s actually a great time to sell.

The average home price in Greer is $201,000, thanks to an appreciation rate of 7% or 8% over the last couple of years. Also, 2,016 homes have sold in Greer in the past two years.

Right now is an amazing time to sell in Greer.


Another interesting point is that, currently, the number of interested buyers outweighs the number of available homes. The number of homes for sale in Greer today is 8% down compared to this time last year. The number of homes sold, however, is up 25% year over year.

On top of selling quickly, homes in Greer are also selling for about 98% of list price. Of the ones that sold in February alone, 72 sold without any drop in price. Overall, right now is an amazing time to sell in Greer.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.