At Robb Luxury Home Group, we understand that the decision to move from a long-time home can be a difficult and emotional one. Many older adults, especially those in their 55+ years, hope to age in place and stay in their homes for as long as possible. In fact, a Michigan University survey from 2022 found that 88% of adults aged 50 and over want to age in place, while a 2021 AARP survey found that 77% of respondents had the same desire.
However, it's important to also consider the practical aspects of aging in place. While the idea of staying in a familiar and comfortable home can be appealing, it's crucial to also consider whether or not you are prepared to age in place. Author Sara Zeff Geber has noted that relying on neighbors and friends for assistance without a clear agreement is not a reliable plan, and solo agers in particular should not rely on aging in place as their sole strategy.
Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many older adults to reassess their living situations and priorities. While some may wish to downsize and move to a smaller home, others may desire extra space for children and grandchildren who may come to visit during the holidays. A recent Zillow report found that a record-high 3 million adult children moved in with their parents during the early months of the pandemic.
If you are considering a move, it's important to ask yourself why you want to make a change and consider the pros and cons of your current home. Factors to consider may include the cost and maintenance of your current home, your proximity to family and loved ones, transportation and accessibility issues, and your overall sense of comfort and security.
At Robb Luxury Home Group, our team is here to support you through the process of deciding whether or not to move and, if you do decide to make a change, we can help you find the perfect new home that meets your needs and desires. Our team is dedicated to providing counseling, listening and kindness to our clients, and we are here to help you make the best decision for your unique situation. Contact us today to learn more and begin your journey towards finding your dream home.