For most of us downsizing for retirement moving elsewhere as we age is an inevitable event. It can be a pleasant and rewarding experience if proactively planned with the help of professionals or an absolute disaster when done hastily. This Blog is dedicated to this topic with personal advice based on our own experiences and advice from professionals in our circle of support.
Ellen James Martin (jamesmartin(AT)gmail.com) wrote a very interesting and insightful article in the N&O on July 8, 2017 called
This article brings up good things to consider when moving and downsizing. One of the key points I really liked is if you are a couple, you need to acknowledge the validity of each other’s preferences and develop a list of move requirements you both can agree upon.
Finally, seek the advice and help from your Realtor and/or Senior Relocation Specialist. I’ve blogged about how helpful a senior move manager was for my mother Emily as she moved and downsized. Develop a draft of your plan and review it with your relocation support team. I’m sure they will bring up things you may have not considered besides having good practical experience helping families downsize and move.
I enjoyed this article. It has good things to consider when you form your retirement plan which will address where you will retire.