Great homes for the golden years

1 July 2016

Great homes for the golden years

Taking a step back from the rat race to enjoy life as retirement approaches opens up a whole raft of options.  Across our network of offices we meet a lot of downsizers gravitating to property for sale in the villages near the South Downs and coastal towns. 

Outstanding locations

The move is often driven by having family and grandchildren in the area but it’s also about having more time to enjoy a hobby or sport.  West Sussex Golf Club is one of the finest around and there’s excellent sailing on the coast, just half an hour’s drive away. With magnificent scenery, fabulous walks and active village communities it makes sense to retire or downsize here.  

Village homes in demand

Demand is primarily for good quality, village properties so owners thinking of selling such a home might be in for a pleasant surprise when it comes to finding out what it could be worth.  Requesting a free valuation with no pressure or obligation, even if you’re just curious, enables you to keep informed.

New homes make life easy

Our new homes teams are busy with a selection of new builds new builds across West Sussex with all mod cons from the latest kitchens to the latest energy saving features to keep outgoings under control. With no decoration to undertake, new homes are a popular option.  

Auction advice

One of the most challenging things about moving to a smaller, more manageable property is the need to downsize your belongings as well. We’ll often refer our sellers to our auction rooms in Chichester to sell some larger items of furniture as well as any trinkets which are no longer taking pride of place.  

Doing up a downsizer property

If you’re choosing an age-restricted home for an older relative, we can even suggest a couple of local firms which specialise in updating such properties. You may not want the hassle and this provides a fresh start.

For anyone thinking of downsizing to spend more time enjoying life than mowing the lawn and fixing the odd jobs, it’s worth coming to have a chat about what you’re looking for as well as getting advice about maximising the value of your current home. Just give us a call or drop in.

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