Smart Ideas: Retirements Revisited

Know Some Home Options for Seniors

We cannot avoid getting old, and the choice of where to live comfortably if not with our own families will have to be faced soon, and it may not be in a structured retirement facility, but preferably in the same areas where near to our love ones that will make us feel still able to fend for ourselves. Let us present to you then some of the places that can be another alternatives for your elderly.

There is now an increasingly attractive option for seniors and these are called manufactured mobile homes. These new homes are described to be energy efficient, affordable, spacious and there are even models that are designed specifically for seniors with a so-called universal design features for the older people. The great thing about this kind of homes is that, depending on the zoning ordinances permit, you can have it assembled on your family property or near it, and even can be moved to a community of senior mobile home if there is in your state.

Another option of our elderlies which can be found generally in urban areas are called cooperatives. In this type of home arrangement, there is a cooperative benefits of owning the home under a convenient and efficient condition of a multi-family housing atmosphere. What is appealing to this setup for the seniors is that they can still build equity in their accommodations and at the same time will not have the responsibility of taking care a larger home.

The next option of seniors are condominiums where this kind of ownership has several advantages to them. The nice thing about having condos is that the seniors can hold the title of the unit they live in while sharing ownership of the common areas of the building, thus different from an apartment or the conventional owned single family home.

The next housing option for our seniors is the accessory apartment which is worth considering if their present house is too large to maintain. This is a version of the so-called MIL or mother in law apartment which is like a second extra space of a single family home which has a complete private living unit.

The next option we can offer to seniors is the ECHO Housingor Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity, or referred to as Granny Flats, which are separate and self-contained units that are designed in the side or backyard of an adult child of the senior, which is designed for temporary installation.

There is a new concept of matching people as roommates, and this is getting to be popular due to the lack of adequate senior housing, and this is called home matching programs.

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