Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Active Adult Community invPalm Springs Area
Location: Do you prefer living close to family/friends or ina particular area for health/weather reasons? Do you wantto live in a development with minimal amenities within a city or prefer a more isolated community that meets all your social needs and includes all the onsite amenities you desire? Do you plan to maintain one or more vehicles or prefer relying on your community’s transportation options or public transit?
Cost: Your options will expand or be limited by the amount you have saved and the sales price of your existing home. How much can you invest in your new
house and what is your monthly budget for living expenses? Remember to include all homeowners’ fees when making your decision. Also factor in any “up-front” move-in fees.
Lifestyle: What types of activities and amenities would improve your quality of life? Do you want a residence close to a major city’s cultural/arts events? Are you
interested in a “niche” community of people with the same interests/priorities/beliefs?
Restrictions: If you have pets, are they allowed? Will grandchildren or adult children be able to stay with you for extended periods of time? Are you allowed to rent your property? Check the regulations for each potential community for any restrictions that would negatively impact your decision.
Satisfaction: Does the community offer a trial stay or a short-term lease? Determine your rights if the property is not being managed to your standards. Read all the fine print and study minutes from meetings of the homeowner association or management board, talk with the neighbors and make sure you are informed and
comfortable before signing on the dotted line.