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1 June 2016: More information needed on options for downsizers to avoid care confusion
- Retirement Homesearch Q1 2016 Review finds retirement home sales rose 11% despite 18% fewer viewings than Q1 2015.
- Warning as a quarter of retirees now wait until they are 80 to downsize, many retirement homes not designed to meet their care needs.
- Retirement Homesearch calls for more information on options to be made available to downsizers.
12 February 2016: Super-size trend in apartment living has important consequences for property managersThe adage ‘bigger is better’ often applies very neatly when it comes to property matters. It certainly seems to have become the case for people choosing to live in larger apartment blocks in cities, as we now witness an increasing trend towards bigger and more complex developments.
4 February 2016: Generation Rent transferring to retirementIt is difficult to believe that experts predicted that 2015 would be the year of the property market price boom. Retirement Homesearch, the UK’s leading retirement property specialists and part of FirstPort, has used this review to explore how the year’s events have influenced the retirement property sector and what the lasting effects are for 2016.
18 November 2015: We must support – not shame – older homeowners into downsizingRetirement downsizing has moved up the property market agenda in the past few weeks, following the recent, controversial comments from Lynda Blackwell, head of mortgages at the Financial Conduct Authority. Lynda believes that the Government should do more to encourage older homeowners “sitting happily in big houses” to downsize and free up family homes, alleviating the current UK housing crisis.
26 May 2015: Downsizing down to a tee
Nick Freeth, Managing Director of Retirement Homesearch, the UK’s largest specialist retirement property agents, gives his thoughts and tips on how best to downsize.