Your kids have all left the nest. Suddenly, your home seems too big. Your bills too high. And your retirement savings not enough to enjoy the golden years of life.
Well…you’re not the only one! In fact, more than a third of the total UK population is aged 50 and over and several studies show that many retirees would like to move to more appropriate and practical accommodations and most of the retired homeowners who are planning to sell their houses aim to release equity by downsizing. According to the data from retirement income specialists MGM Advantage, published by “The Telegraph” later last year, 18% of the UK’s retired population have already downsized and around 12% are planning to do it within the next 5 years.
But it’s not only about downsizing. People are beginning to use the term “rightsizing” to explain their actual retirement needs”, says Alfie Best, Chairman of Wyldecrest Parks, “and rightsizing is exactly what this is: moving into a new home that suits a person’s needs”.
Life in a mobile home park is affordable but not only that: it’s also about living a dream of having, by retirement age, an appropriate but yet spacious and modern home.
It’s not only ideal for people simply looking at downsizing. It’s also the perfect lifestyle for those who are looking for a quiet and peaceful countryside retirement life, embedded within community spirit”. In fact, according to the UK Household Longitudinal Survey released by the Office for National Statistics on February this year, the proportion of people who felt strongly they belong to a neighbourhood increase by age, as well as the proportion of people who strongly agree that the friendships and associations they have with others in their neighbourhoods meant a lot to them.
And, let’s be honest…It’s simply amazing when you have the opportunity of living like that, in a place where everyone knows everyone and where there is always someone available to help and look after you!