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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2017’

Worried your pension income is too low to enjoy retirement?

Many people approaching retirement think they may not have enough money to see them through their latter years, even if they sell up and downsize What with stamp duty, selling fees to the agents, purchasing a new home, and moving costs, there is often little left of that hard-earned pot of gold to enhance one’s new retirement lifestyle. But now …

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A new development for retirees in the North West

Specialist retirement living developer PegasusLife has completed its first age-exclusive development in the North West, Chapelwood in Wilmslow The development is PegasusLife’s first to offer a full range of social amenities on site including a deli cafe, as well as a gym and spa. The 57 one, two and three-bedroom apartments have been designed by award-winning architects in a style …

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Downsizing to rent

Older generations are increasingly opting to downsize and rent in their later years reports Ellie O’Donnell New research from letting agents Countrywide has revealed that the number of retirees renting in later life has increased, making up to eight per cent of the private renting population compared to just over five per cent 10 years ago. Retirement property rental specialists …

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Hotel Review: the Swan at Hay-on-Wye

KIT SALISBURY travelled from the USA to visit a town she had only read about, and discovered that it boasts a newly-refurbished four-star hotel Nestled in the verdant Welsh Marches between Wales and Herefordshire, Hay-on-Wye offers everything this traveller could want:  a charming, walkable town with points of interest at every turn, a tea room or two, and 30 (yes, …

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How to part pay for a home and have money to spare

The Older Person’s Shared Ownership Scheme can help older people buy a stylish home and have money to spare reports ELLIE O’DONNELL Retired teacher Janis Benson is a poster girl for how activities can lead to a healthy later life. Recently she bought an apartment from Notting Hill Housing in West Norwood and has since been enjoying the facilities the …

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