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Created: 2012-11-29 10:24:40
“What to do?? I have spent my entire life working hard in order to provide for my family, keep a roof over their heads and food in the stomachs. I want them to enjoy some of the things I wasn’t able to growing up. My kids are now grown and raising families of their own; I am nearing retirement and now realize that I have choices when it comes to preparing for my future. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today and have a nice retirement nest to show for it. How do I see myself spending these years? Where do I see myself spending these years? These questions will soon require answers; after having spent so much time dreaming about my retirement, my plans seem to change daily. I have thought of downsizing our large family home to something that will require less time, energy and commitment on my part. Freeing some extra capital would be nice. If we sell our family home, where does our family get together? Our city home is not the same as it used to be; the city is busier and louder and we would like a quiet place to enjoy our retirement; a place where family can gather to create long-lasting memories. We have kids working in our Nation’s Capital and Toronto; our city home has tripled in value since our original purchase. Is it time to sell? Purchase a condo and maybe a summer home on the water? Or do we purchase a 4-season waterfront home and leave the city behind … for a while anyways.”

As Realtors, we enjoy these conversations with many soon-to-be retirees. The Land O’ Lakes offers what many retirees are looking for; beautiful lakes, a peaceful setting with small villages nearby for amenities and in a convenient location for visitors. Prices for 3-season cottages range from $200,000 - $300,000. Waterfront homes begin around $280,000 and rise to nearly a million. Should you find lakefront living in your retirement plans or you simply want to discuss options that might be suitable for you, we are happy to sit down and chat over a cup of coffee or pick up the phone and have a conversation with you.