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Benefits of living near city centres

It’s not enough living within a stone’s throw of the high street, today’s modern retiree wants to be within striking distance of the bright lights of the city says JANE SLADE Former model and sculptor Gillian Webb, still loves shopping for fashionable clothes at 84 which is why she moved to Bishopstoke Park in Eastleigh near Southampton. “There’s a good …

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New extra-care scheme in West London

A new extra-care scheme in West London offers shared-ownership apartments for sale Set within its own grounds and close to the river Thames, Bridgewater House in Hounslow is offering 36 one-and-two-bedroom apartments for people aged over 50 who need assisted-living support. Four of the apartments are available to buy through shared ownership priced from £91,250 for 25 per cent share of a …

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A new retirement village in Worcestershire

Richmond Villages announces its eighth retirement village at Wood Norton in Worcestershire Sales and information event – Saturday 28th October, 10am-4pm at Wood Norton Hotel, Worcester Road, Evesham WR11 4YB Offering a quiet and peaceful location, Richmond Wood Norton, which is due to open early 2019, will occupy the site of a former BBC training college, between the old riverside …

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How to maintain the value of your retirement property

If you want to safeguard the value of your home here is a checklist of 10 things you should look for before you buy How attractive will your property be in 10 years time? Is it near good transport links and the High Street? Will a future owner face steep ground rent increases? How involved is the housebuilder in managing …

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Retirees choosing Dorset instead of Spain

ELLIE O’DONNELL reports a drop in the number of retirees moving to Spain and discovers Dorset is proving a attractive alternative High London house prices and worries about the effects of Brexit has made people more cautious about retiring abroad. Before the referendum retirees may have been more likely to consider purchasing properties in Spain. However, since the vote there …

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Never too old to be a first time buyer

Age isn’t holding back Geoffrey Green from becoming a first-time buyer. At 98, the former tenant farmer on the Blenheim Palace Estate decided he was tired of being ‘chief cook and bottle washer’ so he opted to move to a retirement village. Report by ELLIE O’DONNELL Having looked after himself for many years Geoffrey decided he couldn’t go another winter …

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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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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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Fine dining award for retirement village

Soft white napkins, opulent furnishings and mood lighting are not generally images you might conjure of a restaurant in a retirement village However standards are rising. Haut cuisine is now de rigeur and the heat is on to lure foodies who put fine dining high on their menu when choosing a retirement property and want to retire to a good …

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