Tue 06 Sep 2016
In this article we look at the main factors that may be affecting your decision to buy something new and we'll showcase a range of properties which could be what you are looking for.
2 Million home owners aged 55+ thinking about moving
The children have long flown the nest and they are now having children of their own. Although it has been a pleasure to see them grow up, you may now have free time on your hands to do more things you love; you might even be thinking about moving.
If you are one of the 2 million home owners aged over 55 who has considered moving in the last two years, what has stopped you from making the move?
Main reason for older homeowners deciding to stay put
According to the results from the annual Homeowner survey conducted by YouGov for Home Owners Alliance and BLP Insurance almost 500,000 (23%) of homeowners aged 55 or over who considered moving say lack of suitable housing was the main reason they did not do so.
Top priorities when thinking about moving
When thinking about a future move, top priorities are similar regardless of age. Good build quality (71%), spaciousness of rooms (72%) and parking (69%) top the list.
However, the survey did find some factors were more important to older home buyers compared to younger ones.
Top criteria for the over 55’s when considering a new home:
Availability of parking (77% vs 69%)
Low running costs (70% vs 59%)
Proximity to shops (66% vs 55%)
Good transport links (56% vs 47%)
Living on one level (36% vs 24%)
LET JOHN GERMAN ESTATE AGENTS FIND YOU A NEW HOME
We've handpicked a selection of homes which could tick some, if not all of the boxes for you:
A superbly equipped and luxurious barn conversion of great contemporary style, providing truly stunning accommodation, in the pleasant and convenient location of Bretby.
A detached bungalow with plenty of parking and extended living space including two double bedrooms, situated in the village of East Leake, Leicestershire which has a lovely community spirit.
A modern and spacious detached bungalow with a suberb layout. It is situated on the outskirts of Clifton, Ashbourne and has the most fantastic views.
A surprisingly spacious dormer bungalow, set on fabulous plot with ample parking. It is also within walking distance of all the excellent amenties that Alrewas has to offer.
We sell properties throughout the East and West Midlands, so if you are looking for a house for retirement check out all the houses we have for sale
"John German would definitely be our first choice if we decide to move house in the future. All the buyers had been vetted properly so we avoided time wasters which was much appreciated as there's nothing worse than no shows."