How do Homewise help people retire happy? | Homewise

You’ve probably read that Homewise helps people over sixty years old secure their next home by boosting their moving budget, but what does this really mean? Here at Homewise, our mission is to revolutionise retirement in the UK and that means changing lives for the better.

It’s not all about saving money and living in a bigger house. Moving home is a big decision and we know the moving process can be stressful at times. That’s why we’re on hand to support our customers every step of the way.

Our dedicated team help people find the dream home for their retirement and handle the process on their behalf. We’re so proud of the service we provide, but don’t just take it from us! Read on to discover how we support our customers and have helped both Judy and David retire happy, and what the Home for Life saving meant for them.


Judy’s Story

When Judy decided to move home, being closer to family was key. Having recently semi-retired, she was looking forward to spending more time socialising with her cousin and new friends.

While browsing properties for sale, Judy found her budget wasn’t quite enough to buy the size of property she wanted in the location she desired. Her local estate agent suggested she contact our team to find out if her budget could be boosted using the Home for Life Plan.

Homewise helped me immensely. Not having moved for 33 years, I was quite anxious about it but Homewise put me at ease. They told me not to worry about anything, they would look after me.

Having spoken with our Customer Service Consultants, Judy found she was able to significantly increase her budget using the Home for Life Plan. This broadened the search options and gave her a variety of properties to choose from.

Homewise were amazing, so caring. They did everything to make it all go smoothly, even coming out with me to view houses. Nothing was too much trouble.

Our team of property experts work tirelessly throughout the moving process; managing every aspect of the process, including viewings, negotiations and conveyancing. With the support of our Home Moving Team and dedicated Senior Consultant, Judy was able to find the perfect home under budget, freeing up more funds for her happy retirement! 

[The Home for Life Plan] is just the thing to go for if you’re retired or just need some extra income in order to buy a property. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Homewise, they were perfect for me.

Senior Property Consultant Nicki worked closely with Judy throughout her search as part of our free Move Simply service. They formed a close friendship and the entire Home Moving Team was so pleased for Judy when she moved home.

Judy had a little trouble selling her property but we were able to help and soon found her a wonderful house with the garden she wanted, under budget! She wanted to move closer to her cousin and we were so pleased when the offer was accepted on the perfect property. I was absolutely over the moon when I saw the video of Judy so happy in her new home, it's great to see the result and know she's settled in nicely.

Nicki, Senior Property Consultant - Homewise

Watch Judy share her experience over on our Customer Stories page.


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David’s Story

During his online property search, David found the only properties within his budget were small flats without outdoor space. He thought his dream of buying a house with a garden wouldn’t be possible.


Fortunately, David continued searching and discovered online property listings featuring Homewise. This prompted him to give our Customer Service Team a call and find out more about the Home for Life Plan. 

The Home for Life Plan really helped me out… It helped me buy the house I wanted and left me enough money to convert it how I wanted it to be.

Our advisors helped David work out his affordability and calculate what his new, boosted budget, would be with the Home for Life Plan. Soon after, we were able to find David the perfect home, with no mortgage or interest payments to worry about, for his happy retirement. 

A mortgage when you’re a pensioner is a real weight around your neck, but [the Home for Life Plan] made it very easy for me to carry on living as I wanted to.

David felt relieved and excited to move to his new home, especially as it had a garden! He was also able to create extra funds for his retirement and continues to enjoy multiple holidays throughout the year thanks to the money he saved with Homewise.

Watch David share his experience over on our Customer Stories page.


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Customer Feedback

We do everything we can to help make moving home simple and pride ourselves on the first-class service we provide our customers.

We regularly receive feedback from our happy customers, here are just a few examples from customers we’ve helped retire happy. 

Great service, lovely people (all of them!) Kept me informed at all times and couldn't have been more helpful. I felt like I was one of the family. Am so happy in my new home and would recommend Homewise and the Home for Life Plan to anyone. Many thanks to you all.

Mrs Helliwell


We had a very difficult journey due to the vendor. Homewise worked hard to get the satisfactory outcome we so badly wanted. It has made a big difference to our lifestyle not having a mortgage now.

Mr & Mrs Webster




Good communication at all stages, very efficient staff at all levels, the whole process was carried out with zero stress and to the expected time schedule. What the brochures say is what you get.

Mr & Mrs Strudwick


I had so many financial worries after my husband's death I thought I would end up homeless but Homewise came to the rescue. I needed a garden for my dog lily and extra bedrooms for my sons and I now have a cottage I dreamed of once the weather improves. All the staff were wonderful, even when I broke down in tears when it almost fell apart when the buyer pulled out, Homewise were there for me and I cannot thank them enough for getting me through it.

Mrs Bashford


Our customers have a variety of goals they want to achieve by moving home. Whether they wish to be closer to family, pay off previous debt or simply find a more manageable home, we can help.

We believe it’s important to feel happy and secure in your retirement, so we’ll do everything we can to help you retire happy. Want to know more about our service? Read the top 10 reasons why our customers choose Homewise.


Are you thinking about moving home? Not sure what you can afford? Try this our Budget Booster calculator to work out your moving budget. If you’re over 60 years old, we could help boost your budget with our Home for Life Plan and increase your options to more properties on the open market. Download our free brochure to learn more today.

Who are Homewise? We've been providing bespoke Home for Life Plans for almost 50 years. Our aim is to give everybody the opportunity to retire happy in the home and location that is best suited to them, their wants and their needs.

If you want to learn more about what we do, and what we've achieved so far, take a moment to watch the video below. 







The Home for Life Plan is a simple and straightforward way to secure your next home with a significant saving from its market value. Every quote we provide is bespoke and tailored to your specific circumstances. Call 0808 301 7125 and find out how we could help.
In the meantime, , you can use our online calculator! It's simple, quick and could provide you with a better understanding of your potential budget.