There are a lot more things to consider when buying a retirement home compared to when you’re buying a regular living space. The main reason for this is because it entails a little more finality (and less flexibility) than the latter. That is, it would be impractical to spend your retirement benefits relocating to a different area instead of enjoying it on some leisure activity you’ve always dreamed of experiencing.
So if you are planning on buying a house for sale in the Philippines as your retirement home, here are some tips that might just help.
Near health care options.
Before settling on a specific place or community, it would be wise to check where the nearest medical facilities are. Is your home option significantly close to a hospital? Or if you have a propensity for a specific condition such as diabetes or kidney problems (which may run in the family), is it near a dialysis center? It would be more convenient to choose among Philippine properties that are near such facilities so you don’t spend most of your retirement years worrying about your medical conditions.
If you’re planning to live on your retirement benefits alone, it would be more practical to look for a retirement home with lower housing or living costs. This means selling your family home (which by that time would probably be much bigger than you would really need), liquidating your assets, and then using the money to purchase a home somewhere else where the cost of living is way less than what you spend on before. This way, you get to splurge on the things you dreamed of enjoying before, but were not able to because of impractically high costs of living.
Near the Right Leisure Amenities.
If you want to spend your retirement years playing golf, then live in a place near some golf courses; or if you’re the type who wants to spend a lot of time swimming, then live somewhere near a pool. In other words, find a retirement home relatively close to the leisure amenities you want to spend most of your retirement years enjoying.
Close to friends and family.
For a lot of people, family and friends climb up the priority list once retirement comes. Aside from the fact that they provide more significance to your life, they can also provide you help in filling up the space that work created in your daily living.