Retirement’s so close you can practically feel the sand between your toes and imagine the leisurely days when no alarm clock beckons you to work before the sun comes up. As you near this long sought after goal of new found freedom, there is much planning to do. One consideration may be whether to remain in your current Fort McMurray home and neighbourhood, downsize in your location, or perhaps even relocate.

Although you may have been a homeowner for decades, you might be OK with never having a mortgage payment again.There are plenty of reasons you may decide to put your house up for sale. If you own your Fort McMurray home outright or have a lot of equity, selling could be the boost your retirement accounts need.

The kids are grown and flown the coop, you may start to realize the home where you raised your family may now not perfectly suited to your new lifestyle…too many stairs & maintenance perhaps. Is much of your home unoccupied? If you want to stay in Fort McMurray, to be close to your grandkids, friends and family, downsizing is a good option for you.

Did you know that Sellers aged 52+ are typically buying smaller homes. It’s an opportunity to invest your home equity into another property. Less maintenance, more manageable utilities and taxes, easier access to services and healthcare. Perhaps you love to travel…a condo may provide the maintenance free lifestyle and security to allow you to pack a bag and go at the drop of a hat without worrying about who will water the lawns and shovel the huge driveway. The Fort McMurray Real Estate market offers many great smaller home and condominium options, at affordable pricing.

If you would like a complimentary professional market evaluation on your current home to assess whether selling is the right plan for you, or a consultation to explore new housing options that fit your retirement goals, one of our Lore Group Realtors would be pleased to meet with you. Call us today 780-370-3325!

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