It 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.

We look at:

  • A focus on the surprising shift to ‘rent in retirement’   
  • Predictions for the retirement property market in 2016
  • Quarter 4 facts and figures on the buying and selling landscape


To coincide with this review, Retirement Homesearch, part of FirstPort, has launched its brand new website: The new and improved site is available through mobile phones and tablets, and has improved search functions and geographical maps, making it easier for people to find their dream retirement home. There is also a new advice section, developed in partnership with the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC), looking at topics such as benefits, legal advice, equity release, as well as a new advice line with a ‘Live chat’ function to follow soon.

Please click here to view the end of year review

4 February 2016