You’re just about to retire and want to invest in a nice, brand new holiday home, but where do you start?!
Allen’s Caravan’s offers a selection of retirement properties but before investing in your first ever holiday home, there are a whole load of things you must consider. What kind of environment are you looking for, do you want something close to town or would you rather something a bit more private? What are going to be the running costs?
To begin with, you must first decide your holiday lifestyle choice. This means choosing what kind of retired lifestyle you actually want to live.
If you’re looking for a quiet version, then of course you want something that doesn’t get too busy in the season you’ll be using your holiday home, summer is a very popular season for families and couples, so perhaps you want something nearer the countryside.
Abbot’s Salford is popular for those seeking peaceful retirement.
However, if you prefer an active lifestyle then ideally you’d want something with facilities such as a swimming pool, nature walks or even a tennis court.
After you’ve chosen the kind of retired lifestyle you’d prefer and decided on a holiday park, it is then important to consider the cost of the site you would want to invest in for a holiday home.
Things to take into consideration in the financial area are insurance, gas and electricity bills and site fees including the price of a water facility.
Usually, there is an annually charge per site including council rates, water charges and access to any of the parks current facilities. Payments include the chance to pay over a 10 month instalment or pay in full.
Insurance is the same, paid annually however may vary from site to site and is dependent on the size of the holiday home.
Electricity and Gas are generally paid bi-annually and much like any home, your cost will be dependent on how much you use the holiday home. So, if you’re thinking of using your home regularly, remember to keep a track of all payments.
If you remember all of these pointers, you will certainly have the perfect retirement you deserve with Allen’s Caravans.