After much contemplation and discussion, I decided to move to the South and retire, however it was not an easy decision.
I was struggling to make up my mind because I knew I’d have to sell my home! My kids were grown up and had lives of their own, and my spouse had passed away a few years earlier.
I thought 1 of the kids might want to buy the home and fix it up, however none of them wanted to relocate back to the suburbs. They were ecstatic living in the city with the nightlife, bars, museums, and restaurants. I put the home on the market as soon as I made the decision. There was an offer on the home a couple of weeks later. It was a little lower than my asking price, however it was still a solid offer and they didn’t ask me to do any additional work on the home to solidify the sale. Ultimately, I accepted the offer and got ready to move down to a small retirement community down South. In my community, I have access to lots of amenities including a sauna, swimming pool, and hot tub. Each 1 of the condos is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and equipment. It’s especially great because I don’t even need to worry about the appliances because everything is cared for by the condo association. A few months ago, I had an issue with the AC, so I called the association and they sent an A/C professional to check on the problem. I didn’t have to worry about paying for the A/C maintenance or finding a maintenance service. All of these fees are built into the monthly living price for the condo. It’s a really fantastic deal for a retired person.