This section is for individual homes for sale in over 55+ communities, active adult communities and retirement communities or homes which would be appealing as a retirement home or a 55+ friendly home. These include resales of homes and new homes for sale. To find homes for sale in a state, click the state on the map below or the state's link. In addition to these individual homes for sale, look at our 55+ communities by clicking the link on the top left side of this page under our logo.
Many of these listings are for homes for sale by owner or by a real estate agent. Many times you may get a better price on a resale home in a 55+ community rather than buying from the builder or developer. Our suggestion is to look at both resales and new homes.
With the growing number of retirees and those nearing the
retirement age, 55 plus community houses and homes for sale are popping up in some of the best areas
around the country. A 55 plus community
is comprised a small to large neighborhood of homes that cater to the 55 and
older crowd. This means that there are
age restrictions and stipulations for living in the designated
neighborhood. You will not find
screaming children running amuck in the streets, but will find quiet and
peaceful communities that cater to the needs of retiree residents. Some communities require that both the owner
and the spouse be age 55 or older, while others ask that at least one person
living in the home, either the owner or the spouse, be age 55.
The growing number of
retirees has demanded a push in the increase in 55 plus community houses and
homes for sale. With so many age-specified
homes on the market, the amenities offered are also growing in numbers. Most 55 plus communities offer laundry and
kitchen services, which means you can have both delivered at your door on
regular schedules. Other community
amenities may include:
Swimming pools and
aquatic exercise classes
· Dance and fitness
· Art studios
· Religious activities
· Putting greens and
well-manicured golf courses
· Billiards, bingo,
organized board and video games
Social outings and
events are prevalent in the communities and you are sure to never grow bored,
unless you absolutely want to be. Many
communities are landscaped along the outskirts of a larger city, offering nature
trails for walking, hiking and biking.
Some beachfront locations offer private access to the ocean and a
stretch of securely operated and maintained beach that is exclusive to the
residents of the 55 plus community.
Retirement can be an
exciting time, especially for those nearing age 55. If you no longer want to live in a single
family home and be responsible for all of the maintenance and upkeep it
requires, it may be time to start researching the many 55 plus community houses
and homes for sale that are scattered throughout the country.
Tips for 55+ Home Purchasers
Purchasing a home in a 55+ communnity is really a lot like the other home purchases you have probably made. If you are buying a new home, the builder or developer will make it easy for you. It is easy to get excitied about your home but take the time to really do your research before buying. Spend some time at the 55+ community, maybe one of those 3 or 4 day getaways they offer to stay in a model and use their golf cart enjoy the pass to the activities center where you can meet some of the residents. The residents can be a valuable source of info. Even if you are planning on building new or buying from the community developer, talk with at least one of the real estate agents who specialize in the community and who may even be a resident themselves. Sometimes you can even find a resale home that the owner may have made a lot of improvements. If nothing else, you may can use an improved resale in your negotiations with the builder to get an improvement on the new home. If you are have a new home built, find out if the builder has a home you can rent short term until your home is ready.
Find out what is standard that comes with your new home and what the options are for upgrading. Make sure you know what the homeowners association fee amounts to and what it covers. Are there other fees for activities. Look into property tax exemptions for seniors in the country where the community is located as this could save you a bundle. Find out what kinds of activities are offered and attend one. Visit the amenities to see the condition and upkeep for yourself. Be careful to put too much stock in planned amenities, as they may or many not be built. The most established the community the better, in many cases. If you buy in to a very new community and have to then sell, you will be competing with the builder. On the other hand a lot of folks will be new just like you and looking for new friends which is nice. Is there a activities director? Most new homes will be very energy efficient but find out the details. A buyers agent may not be a bad idea for you to consider. Even though there is a lot of things to consider, remember to have fun in the process and enjoy your new 55+ home.
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