If you’re considering the benefits of a carefree lifestyle in a fully furnished park home, it’s an exciting time as you look forward to joining a great community of like-minded people, in an outstanding location offering easy access to stunning facilities. That's without mentioning the release of equity on the home you’ll be moving from.
And it’s not surprising that park home living is more popular now than it’s ever been, especially among retirees. But, while making your choice is exciting, there are also quite a few things to think about.
For a start you’ll want to visit at least one country park home site yourself, and get a feel for it and the location. Of course, everyone is different and your choice of site will depend on where you and your family are based now and how far you want to move.
Additionally, you’ll want to check out the facilities on offer and find out what else is in the local area, including shops and transport links.
You’ll also want to check for yourself that the site has the facilities and security you’re looking for, giving you great peace of mind.
Equally, you may well have a number of questions to ask the park owner or manager about park living, so take the time to list them in advance, and make an appointment to put them to him or her in person.
Next, of course, you’ll need to look at your ability to proceed, and that may mean talking to your mortgage provider and financial adviser. You’ll need to look at things such as the equity in your current property, pension and other existing finances before proceeding.
Finally, another thing to consider is our home exchange scheme, which can bring a number of benefits including getting the market value for your property, avoiding costs such as stamp duty and estate agents’ fees, and benefiting from not having a chain of buyers. It is imperitive to ensure you children, if you have any, are aware of your plans and understand the benefits that you will enjoy living in a park home.
Once you have thought these things through, you’re ready to proceed with one of the best decisions you’ll ever make!
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