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Active Adult Community in Piney Orchard

There are many reasons people choose to relocate from their detached home or townhome in Crofton to an “active adult” lifestyle.  For some it may be the year-round exterior maintenance… for others it may be all the steps… or you may simply want a change!  Whatever your reasons, chances are the idea has crossed your mind at least a time or two, if you’re over 55.   And, if you’re not over 55, you may have parents that could qualify.

Crofton-area residents have many nearby options ranging from Heritage Harbour in Annapolis to nearby Village at Waugh Chapel and Cedar Ridge in Piney Orchard.  How do you choose the one that’s right for you?

Making a lifestyle change involves many of the same steps as any relocation:

1.  Select a location or area to focus your search.  Do you want to stay in the same area?  Live close to family?  Lower your housing costs?  These factors will impact where you should begin your search.

2.  Make a list of your “wants” – the features and amenities you would have in your next home and community if price were no object.  For example, how many bedrooms and baths?  Fireplace?  Garage?  Community facilities and activities? 

3.  Separate your “needs” from your “wants” by identifying the features and amenities you can’t live without.  Focus on “needs” first!   Ask yourself, could you live without a third bedroom or fireplace, or community fitness center?

4.  Determine your price range based on cash investment up front, monthly mortgage payment, and community fees.  Do you want to sell your home or cash in some investments to pay cash?  What’s included in the community fee(s)?

5.  What will you do about your current home?  Sell it, keep it as an investment to rent out, live in it part time (if your active adult community is located in Florida, for example).  If you’re interested in finding out what your current home value is and how long it will take to sell, let me know… I’ll be glad to help.

The good news is abundant:  You have lots of options and you probably have all the time in the world to make a decision. 

Since I recently listed a beautiful 3–bedroom penthouse condo in Piney Orchard, you can look forward to a future blog with all the details about it.  In the meantime, here’s a 30–second video about the community:

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