January 21, 2021
You have found your ideal retirement property – safe, secure, convenient and neighbourly. All you need now is to sell your old home – easy! Isn't it?
It should be - but the process is rarely trouble free and never quick. Average property sale times in the UK are between 5-6 months.
The problem revolves around the fact that, with some 80% of people owning their own home, most need to secure a sale on their present house before they can purchase a new one. As a result, even when you find your dream retirement home and a buyer for your present property there is invariably a chain of transactions which all need to be pulled together simultaneously.
However, for many situations, time is of the essence and deadlines must be met. This can be for a variety of reasons, e.g., you may have found your perfect retirement home but need to secure it quickly, or a builder may be offering an incentive for a quick completion.
According to a report compiled by leading independent retirement specialists, Key Retirement Solutions, when it comes to retirement;
There is no longer an official retirement age, and the age at which you can now claim your state pension ranges from 61 to 68, depending on whether you are male or female and what year you were born.
As the population is living for longer, Quick Move Now have put together our 'Top Five Retirement Ideas' to help you when planning for retirement
Top five retirement property ideas
Aside from the usual ‘enjoy yourself’ and ‘spend time with your family’ ideas, the most common theme running through people's lists of how they spend their retirement was houses. Quick Move Now looks at the top five property ideas to keep you busy when you retire.
Retirement provides the perfect opportunity to pack your bags and head off on a road trip. Buying a holiday is all very well and good, but sometimes you may want to experience the open road and not be tied to the same place. Buying a motorhome gives you the freedom to explore whenever and wherever you want.