Investing in Bloomfield Hills Real Estate for Retirement

Posted in Bloomfield Hills Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on July 30th, 2012

Whether you want to cut down on square footage, are sick of yard maintenance or are simply ready for a change of scenery, now might be the time to invest in Bloomfield Hills real estate for retirement. You could soon be enjoying an active over-50 community, a downtown loft or peaceful bungalow on the ocean. You’ve worked hard and you deserve it!

If you’re thinking about retirement, then you should definitely be considering what to do with your current home. You don’t have to sell it immediately, especially if you still need to build up equity.

There are many options for a smooth transition to an over-50 community or to a new area in which you want to retire.  You can rent out your home, sell it or pass it down to your children. Below are a few scenarios to consider when making this decision for your future:

  • Purchase a retirement home, but still live in your current house. This might be a good scenario for you because prices are currently low. You can continue to live in your current home and rent out your retirement property. Then you can hopefully sell the family home at a higher price in a few years when you’re ready to move.
  • Rent your home and move to your retirement property. This is an especially appealing offer if you’re planning on passing your home down to a child who isn’t quite ready to purchase it. You can still cover the mortgage while holding on to it for them. Not to mention, it will be nice to have somebody else mow that yard for a couple of years.
  • Sell the home. If you’re ready to retire and don’t want to deal with managing a rental, then just go ahead and put your current home on the market. You’ll soon be on your way to a stress-free and carefree retirement.

You deserve a relaxed retirement; so consider all your options before purchasing your new home. If you need help selling or purchasing Bloomfield Hills real estate, please call me at 248-514-2640 or email me at for more information — and peace of mind.

Lee Morof

Associate Broker/Certified Distressed Property Expert/Attorney  
RE/MAX Showcase Homes, Birmingham, Michigan

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