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Considerations when searching for a retirement property
You might want to consider how far away you want to live to ex-pats areas or near to friends. In addition consider if you don't have your own transport, where the local transport links are and how far it would be for you to get into the town centre.
Many retirement properties feature waist high fixtures and fittings, and have extra wide doors to allow for walking frames or wheel chairs. If you have specific needs, it is advisable that you check that the development caters for your requirements. If you are looking for a resale or renovation check with your architect if changes can made.
Consider what type of development you would like to live in. You may prefer a home to an apartment, and if an apartment then you might want to think about what floor you would like to be on, and whether there are lifts available and if not what the alternatives are.
When looking for a new retirement home, you might want to consider the types of facilities available, such as if you are a keen outdoors person, is there a big garden and/or pool and who can take care for it, should you at one stage not want or can do it anymore on your own.