Navigating the Next Chapter: Is It Time to Make a Move After Retirement?

Navigating the Next Chapter: Is It Time to Make a Move After Retirement?

  • Sue and Gina De Legge
  • 12/27/23

If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move in or out of San Diego than you realize. Here are a few things to think about as you decide whether or not to sell and make a move. 

How Long You’ve Been in Your Home 

When you live in a home for a significant period of time, it’s natural for you to experience a number of changes in your life while you’re in that house. As those life changes and milestones happen, your needs may change. And if your current home no longer meets them, you may have better options waiting for you. 

How Much Equity You’ve Gained 

Additionally, if you’ve been in your house for more than a few years, you’ve likely built-up significant equity that can fuel your next move. While home price growth varies by state and local area, the national average shows the typical homeowner who’s been in their house for five years saw it increase in value by nearly 60%. And the average homeowner who’s owned their home since 1991 saw it more than triple in value over that time.  Also, are you looking to downsize in San Diego or move out of state?  We can help you plan for either outcome.

Consider Your Retirement Goals 

Whether you're looking to downsize, relocate to a dream destination, or simply be closer to loved ones, your home equity can be a key to realizing your homeownership goals. Whatever your home goals are, as your trusted real estate agents, we can work with you to find the best option. Retirement can bring about major changes in your life, including what you need from your home. Contact us to discover the homes available in our area. Even if San Diego isn't your chosen retirement destination, we've got you covered with connections to trusted agents all across the U.S. including these top places according to U.S. news.


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