Many Americans buy houses to support current family needs. But in retirement, it may be time to consider selling in lieu of a more inexpensive and/or hands-free option. While some retirees prefer the sense of permanence and control that homeownership instills, others find it much simpler to move to a place where the hard work (maintenance, lawn care etc.) is taken care of. A rental property or retirement community may be the solution.
If you’re thinking about putting your house up for sale, consider how much profit you’ll make and how much another living option will cost. An apartment may cost less while a retirement community may cost more, though the security of the environment may be well worth the higher price in your eyes. Remember to calculate in security deposits, real estate