When looking to purchase a retirement property there are several places to search for one.
First you need to establish what type of retirement property you are looking for, the location you would like to live and the facilities and services you require. Then you can begin looking for your perfect home.
Available properties tend to be developments of 1 and 2 bedroom retirement apartments and the largest builders of these are McCarthy and Stone, Renaissance and Churchill. There is a huge choice of properties all over the country – both Retirement Living for the over 55s and Retirement Living Plus (previously Assisted Living) for the over 70s which offer onsite care options alongside the range of facilities on offer at all the developments. Each house builder has a different style so it is worth looking at each of them to see which suits you best.
Where to find your perfect retirement property
High street estate agents sell retirement apartments alongside regular properties so you may want to visit your local estate agent to see what is available in your area. However, it is worth contacting a specialist Estate agency such as Retirementmove, who only sell retirement properties. Our sales team understands the benefits of the retirement lifestyle and the retirement property market which enables them to give you a personalised, tailored service.
For a wider search and to find properties available through multiple agencies, you may prefer to search online. Most estate agents advertise on property websites such as www.Rightmove.co.uk. On Rightmove, you can filter your search criteria to just show retirement homes in your specified search area. You will be able to see photos of the property, floorplans, a description of the facilities available at the development and information on the local area. You will also be able to contact the estate agent via the website.
www.housingcare.org is another useful website. It offers advice for older people on elderly care and housing. They advertise retirement properties for sale and, like Rightmove, you can search by postcode or place.
You can view our full list of retirement apartments for sale to find one that’s right for you here
search our properties for sale or you can call the team on: 0800 080 3303 for a chat.