at West Pointe Village
411 Mission Hill Run,
New Braunfels, Texas 78132
golf course and a winery
One Coosaw Point Blvd. Beaufort, South
Single family homes
Priced from $409,900
Age Restriction: All
Riverfront community with dock, crab shack, walking
11050 Southeast 176th Place Road, Summerfield,
2,200 single family homes
Priced from $151,800
Age Restriction: 55+
Golf, tennis, country club, golf cart community
8265 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85209
homes (rentals available, too)
Priced from $14,500
Tidy community with planned events, tennis courts, fitness center
House for Retirement,
2. Can your house provide income?
It is possible to build a duplex with very adequate living areas in a size range of 2,000 to 2,500 square feet total. The rental unit will provide an income stream which will continue to adjust with inflation. If your zoning designation does not allow for a duplex, perhaps an in-law type suite may be feasible. Also a live-in maid or care giver's quarters is an important feature which should be considered when a house for retirement is designed.
Additional savings can be realized by the careful choice of building materials, and proper insulation, along with the type of space and water heating systems.
3. Working at home:
According to recent government studies, more and more people are choosing to continue working after retirement, with an increasing number of people working at home. A good home office is much more than a spare bedroom. A well designed home office may have its own entrance from the outside, and certainly requires special planning for the electrical layout, storage requirements, and telephone lines.
Gated communities or a development with a private security service may be among the better places for building a house for Retirement. If this is not possible, then having a rental suite in your house may provide a measure of security.
5. Healthy Design:
"Green architecture," which means design and construction which uses low on nontoxic materials, non-allergenic materials, surfaces which are easily kept clean and dust free, and proper air circulation, among other things, is rapidly gaining wider acceptance. "Green architecture" is much more affordable with a smaller house. A house for your retirement which is built with as many "green" features as possible means a healthier personal environment.
Even those who travel extensively look forward to coming home. Thoughtful design and planning can make your retirement house an enjoyable retreat which works well for you.
~William Edward Summers at http://www.designenvelope.com.
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