Downsizing is a challenge. How active will you be? How much social interaction do you want with neighbors? How many or few or any community activities do you want? And does your new home need to be totally on one floor? These and many more questions may be swirling around in your thoughts as you think about moving from your wonderful home to an uncertain new lifestyle.
We’ve been discussing Mallard Landing a great deal, but it isn’t for everyone. Scott and Jennifer moved to Salisbury from the Western Shore a year or so ago looking for a foreclosure or a short sale to find a bargain. After numerous trips to town to look at houses they had chosen to see, I suggested one that was picture perfect, a little pricier than what they were looking at, but considering it didn’t need any rehabilitation, it was actually well within their price range. They smiled when they walked in and loved it from that moment forward. It is in a small community of duplexes, one of a number of them in our area, that are for people scaling down but still living an active life. They don’t have an age requirement, there are no planned activities, but the lawn is cared for by professionals and in some cases the outside of the home is also cared for by someone else.
Recently, we had lunch together and as I stopped by to pick them up, they were proudly standing in front of their garden. Scott and Jennifer were happy to show off their gardening expertise. And I was anxious to show that if you like to garden or have other activities you enjoy, there is no need to give up on them because you are “downsizing.” Bring your hobbies with you. Continue working if you wish. Spend time in another state, if you wish. There are many options in our area. Call me or email me if I can help you in your search. You can learn the lay of the land and together we can find you the perfect home too.