Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement, but not ready to move yet? Are you living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs? How can you line up your current needs with your goals and dreams for the future?
The answer for many might be the equity you have in your house.
According to the latest Equity Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner in the US gained $14,000 in equity over the course of the last year. On the West Coast, homeowners gained twice that amount, with homeowners in Washington gaining an average of $38,000!
Do you know how much your home has appreciated over the last year?
Many homeowners would be able to easily sell their current house and use the profits from that sale to purchase a condo nearby. This would work to continue working while eliminating some of the daily maintenance of owning a house.
With the additional cash gained from the sale of the home, you could put down a sizable down payment on a retirement home in the location that you would like to eventually retire to. While you will not yet be able to live there full-time, you can rent out your property during peak vacation times. This would allow you to pay off your mortgage faster.
Purchasing your retirement home now will allow you to take full advantage of today’s seller’s market. This would allow you to cash in on the equity you have already built. It would also let you take comfort in knowing that a plan is in place for a smooth transition into retirement.
There are many reasons to relocate in retirement. Such reasons include a change in climate and close proximity to family & grandchildren. What are the reasons you want to move? Are the reasons to stay more important? Let’s get together to discuss your current equity situation and the options available for you, today!
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