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What to Look For in Your Retirement Dream Home

What to Look For in Your Retirement Dream Home

For year, you have looked forward to retiring and moving to the beach. Now, the time is near for that dream to become a reality. One of the most exciting and challenging parts of your impending retirement is searching for your new dream home. There are so many options in so many different places, it can be difficult to prioritize what is most important for you and your family.

In this article, we are discussing # things for retirees to look for in their new home and community:

1) Open Floor Plan – Easy to Negotiate

Your retirement home should age with you; therefore, it is a good idea to select a house with plenty of wide-open spaces that are easy to negotiate for you and your family. Tight corners and narrow passages are not something you likely want to deal with in your retirement dream home. As you search through communities on our website, you can take virtual tours of many of our homes and get a sense for how open they are.

2) Stair and Stories

Whether you are searching for a ranch-style home, townhouse, or garden home, you may be ready to put climbing stairs behind you. In North Myrtle Beach, you can find many wonderful homes that are only one-story. Even our two-story homes generally feature an owner’s suite on the first floor, with guest rooms or a single bonus room on the second floor, perfect for guest and visiting family.

3) Move in Ready and Well-Appointed with Amenities

This is the time of your life for which you have long awaited. Your new retirement home should be ready for you to move in when you purchase, or at the very least very near completion. Look for builders who provide various well-appointed interior or exterior options.

4) Well-Built and Low Maintenance

Choosing your dream retirement home is not the time to find a fixer-upper. Fall in love with a home constructed by an industry leading builder. Our team has a combined 75 years of experience building homes and communities in coastal North and South Carolina. We are committed to quality and excellent customer service.

Additionally, you may consider searching for garden homes or town homes wherein maintenance is included in your HOA agreement. If you spend your retirement in the North Myrtle Beach area, you will find there is enough to do you won’t have time to waste on home maintenance.

5) Choose a Community Conducive to Your Hobbies

 It may be tempting to consider living out your golden years in a cabin in the woods, far from the hustle and bustle of civilization. However, if there are hobbies you enjoy, you may not want to live too far away from the beaten path. Many of our communities have the best of both worlds, located far enough from the city to enjoy rural northeastern South Carolina, while still being accessible to the things you enjoy most, including:

  • Tennis Courts and Clubs
  • World-class Golf Courses
  • Hiking Trails and Bike Paths
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Boating on the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Disc Golf Courses
  • Art Galleries and Studios

6) Choose a Home Quality Medical Care

Another reason to avoid buying a house so far away from civilization is quality medical care. Avoid buying a house that will require lengthy drives to your doctor. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach have excellent medical professionals and facilities. If you choose to buy your dream home in this area, you have many options, including Carolina Health Specialists, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, and the VA Hospital.

7) Make Sure You are Near Plenty of Entertainment

Retirement is not the seasons of your life where you and your partner want to be bored, having done everything there is to do in the area within a few months or a year. RealStar Homes’ communities are all located within walking distance or a short drive to excellent entertainment options to keep you busy for many years, including:

  • Famous restaurants
  • White sand beaches
  • Dance clubs
  • Quaint bars
  • Dixie Stampede and other shows
  • Museums and Ripley’s Believe it or Not

If you are ready to consider letting RealStar Homes make your retirement dream home become a reality, contact us. We will help you every step along the way to ensure your retirement years are spent in a home that fits your lifestyle.