Attractive affordable homes for over 55’s
Homebuyers who are over 55 years old now have more choice than ever and are now able to research property available to buy in a much more targeted way.
With an increasing number of homeowners aged over 55 and living in a property that is now too large for their needs, there are a significant number of ‘downsizers’ who are looking for a smaller property that is better suited to their lifestyles. With equity on their side, the over 55’s are beginning to see a shift in the property market with more and more property choices becoming available and marketed directly to them.
These include well-considered apartments with smart communal gardens and other communal areas such as living and dining rooms. They are usually connected by good transport links to a nearby village or town. While some downsizers may dive straight into this type of property purchase, others are choosing to rent for a while, giving financial flexibility and relieving time pressure from their property hunt.
Here are a selection of properties currently on the market with Fenn Wright in Essex and Suffolk for the over 55’s:
Part of an over 60’s development in Ipswich, this two-double bedroom apartment in Westwood Court has landscaped communal gardens and a convenient bus service on its doorstep to allow easy access to Ipswich’s town centre. The property is on the market for £115,000 through Fenn Wright Ipswich.
If you imagine spending your later years by the sea then this two-bedroom apartment in the beautifully imposing Harvest House development might be for you. Marketed for the over 55’s, the apartment has shared use of a range of communal areas with stunning architecture, a sun room, manicured gardens with lovely sea views and a laundry room. Only a short walk from Felixstowe’s town centre and seaside, it is on the market for £149,995 through Fenn Wright Kesgrave.
In the heart of Witham, this one bedroom first floor apartment for the over 55’s benefits from communal gardens, communal lounge and parking. Newland Court is on the market through Fenn Wright Witham, call 01376 516464 to arrange a viewing.
If a development dedicated to the over 55’s isn’t for you then there are plenty of other alternatives. A great example is Glenmore Apartments in Frinton-on-Sea. Seagrove Homes has installed mobility scooter charging areas and under-cover bike storage as well as allocated parking. Glenmore Apartments offer beautiful communal gardens close to the seafront and they are also protected by a 10-year NHBC Buildmark Warranty.