Now is the time to chart a new path, one that stirs your heart and lifts your soul
For many, the search will lead us to a permanent or part-time home in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, or other nearby city. Whether it’s a 55+ Trilogy community, or a luxury gated neighborhood, there is no place better to re-awaken life’s passions, and to create a new chapter of beautiful memories.
But finding the perfect desert home and lifestyle can be daunting. I know. As a REALTOR® with first-hand experience, you would think it easy for me to find the perfect place. It wasn’t, and, for good reason. As I come to learn, my husband and I had two very different ideas of the perfect retirement lifestyle.
Take it from me, if partnered your search really begins with knowing what you and your other half consider most important in a new home and lifestyle.
For most people, the three issues below are the hardest to get past, so I suggest you start here. Resolving these questions first, will save you time, money and quite possibly, your relationship.
You want to live in what? where?
If coupled, make sure you both share the same idea of the perfect retirement or vacation lifestyle.
For example, one of you may want to live in a gated golf community, and the other a hillside home with views of city lights and private infinity pool.
Or, styles may clash, when one wants to downsize to a new, modern home while the other dreams of a family-sized Traditional Spanish or Mediterranean.
Be aware that negotiation and compromise may be key to a successful purchase and peaceful life.
Distance from family/friends
If keeping close ties to family and friends is important to you, consider whether travel cost and time to your new home is prohibitive for you and, for them.
Home price is only half the cost
Regardless of your situation you will want to compare the cost of living for each home and lifestyle you consider. But, before making a decision on cost alone, consider what and how you really want to live. What lifestyle makes you most happy?
You have 20 to 30 more years ahead of you, make sure you don’t compromise on those things most important to you!
A Real Estate Agent with Experience and Expert Negotiation Skills
Whether seeking a 55+ resort retirement experience or a high-end specialty Polo, Golf, Tennis, or Equestrian community, I can help you find the best that your money can buy. Dollar for dollar, finding and negotiating your best deal is my driving ambition. A business owner and former corporate executive working smart and making great deals is in my DNA.
Let me help you re-imagine your best life in the California desert.