If you are approaching retirement, from time to time, it is wise to start planning for a time when you may not be able to be as active as you are now. While it not something you want worry about too much, planning ahead when it comes to your home is a wise thing to do.

What are some of the things to start thinking about?

As we all know, taking care of yourself is vital by living a lifestyle that is as healthy and active as possible, but here are a few other suggestions to keep in mind as well.

Talk through your future plans with family members. For example, do you want to keep living in the house you are in now, or would you consider moving to a smaller one story home? It is important that they are well informed way ahead of time so that they can make a good decision for you later on, should the need arise.

Homes need constant maintenance, have a look through your finances and retirement plans. It might be wise to start a separate account specifically for the maintenance of the house.

Is there room in your budget now to start some of the more major projects you have been considering doing? Maybe you have been thinking about renovating particular areas of the home. Now is also a good time to look at big projects that may need doing in the future, such as the roof or heating system. In this way you will prevent any unfortunate surprises at a time when it may be more difficult for you to do something about it.

We would be happy to schedule an inspection for you, in order to assess the different kinds of problems that could arise in the future.