For many people, at any time of life, the prospect of moving home can be a daunting one. Buying a new-build retirement home is as big a step as any other move you'll ever make, and it's natural to want peace of mind before taking the plunge.
So it's always good to hear the experiences of others who have already taken the big step and purchased a new retirement property: to find out why they decided to move, the locations they've chosen, the companies they have purchased from and the experiences they have had in the buying process. Not to mention how buying a new retirement home has affected their life.
Here we present some real-life case studies from people who have purchased a new-build retirement property in the UK and who want to share their story with you:
A convenient location and great accessibility were crucial factors for Bob and Pat Potiphar when they chose a new apartment at Catherine Lodge...read more here
Red and Brenda Cannon moved from a remote Herefordshire home to a brand new apartment close to lots of amenities at Elgar Lodge...read more here
Ann Pitman wanted a secure "lock up and leave" home so that she could split her retirement between the UK and sunny Cyprus...read more here
Derek Hurry interrupted his quiet life at the Bramshott Place Village retirement development to do his first parachute jump - aged 83!...read more here
Norma Downtown knew as soon as she saw it that a new home at Woodland Grove in Milltimber was perfect for her retirement...read more here
Derek and Mary Riching considered their options before opting to buy a new-build home for their retirement...read more here
Being close to family and making new friends at a private retirement property called Dulwich Mead in Herne Hill changed Sheila Gubbins's life...read more here
Ken Walker and Brenda White have been together 30 years, but the couple had never actually got around to marriage - until last weekend...read more here
Derbyshire couple Brenda and John Weeks recently moved to a new two-bedroom apartment at Bramshott Place Village in Hampshire...read more here