Researching Before Retirement Pays Off

We recently shared a story in our July newsletter about Ilda and Bob, a couple who took the time to do some research before their retirement years arrived. As residents of Mansfield, MA, where every winter without fail the snow flies and the cold is extreme they desired to relocate south. It comes as no surprise that they were interested in spending their retirement years some place more temperate.

In December 2010, Bob came across our website and wrote to us inquiring about life in beautiful coastal North Carolina. Naturally, we pointed out all the best features of living here as well as the abundance of beautiful and affordable properties available. We invited him to come for a visit and a few months later, during a miserable Boston winter, he did just that. Apparently he liked what he saw!

Brunswick Plantation

After checking out the many retirement communities in the area Ilda and Bob were most attracted to Brunswick Plantation. While there were many gorgeous homes for sale in Brunswick Plantation, just any home wouldn’t do for them. They wanted something uniquely theirs. They purchased a home site and began making plans to have their dream home built.

In early 2014, now with retirement upon them, Ilda and Bob arrived in North Carolina to meet with builders after deciding that a custom home was what they were most interested in. Because they purchased a custom home site they did not have to use the on-site builder. Instead, they chose Barker & Canady Custom Homes from Wilmington as their builder of choice.

Brunswick Plantation

The couple found a B & C home plan that they really liked and had seen in Brunswick Plantations several times but they wanted to customize it enough to make it their own. The builder incorporated their changes into the plans and built them the home they’d always dreamed of owning.

Two months ago, in May 2015, Ilda and Bob made the final move from Mansfield, MA, to Brunswick Plantation in North Carolina and into their brand new home. They couldn’t be happier and us for them!

This is just one example of many where doing a bit of research in the years prior to retiring will make for some smooth sailing when the day finally arrives. Choose a part of the country – the weather is awesome here in coastal North Carolina. Look closer at counties, communities, neighborhoods. Decide what is most important to you in a home, how you like to spend your time, and then use that to narrow in on where your next home should be.

At Carolina Plantations we’re available to help you narrow down your choices. Give us a call at 910-754-SOLD, chat with us online, or stop by and see us at 4660 East Coast Lane on Highway 17 in Shallotte, NC. We look forward to helping you find that perfect home where you can spend your retirement happily!

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