Over the last few years, we have had a lot of time to reflect on what's important in life. Whether that's being happy in the home you live in, your future financial security, or spending time with family and friends. Come December, Christmas and how we are going to spend it becomes the focus for many.
Whether you are travelling to see loved ones in person or staying connected via video call, Christmas offers an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family; making memories with your children and grandchildren is precious.
Did you know that the average journey over the festive period is 300 miles? Add to that the busy roads, hours spent in tailbacks, and the risk of bad weather, the festive season can be quite stressful. But wouldn’t it be great if you could remove this stress and spend time with loved ones year-round?
While a long journey can give you time to think, you may already be considering a move in the new year. If you're planning to relocate in retirement and be nearer your children, grandchildren, and your friends, then now is the perfect time to start looking for your ideal home.
Christmas is a time of reflection but, with the New Year market rush just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider new beginnings, including where you may want to be living next Christmas. Make the most of the current fast-paced sellers' market and plan your move today.
It's the perfect time plan for the future
Tis the season to be searching! If you’re thinking about moving at some point in the new year, you are not alone. Did you know that Boxing Day is one of the busiest days of the year for online property searches?
While people are enjoying rest and relaxation, they're also taking advantage of the extra browsing time. No matter if you are seeing loved ones in person or virtually, Christmas can provide a great opportunity to search together and see prospective properties that may be available - you may even be able to watch a virtual tour!
Finding the right property located close to friends and family can take time, but beginning your search is a key first step to securing your dream home next year.
Are you ready to begin? Read our top property and moving guides to help you along the way!
Finding happiness & security for your future
So, you’ve made the decision to move home and you’re excited about your plans, but what happens if the ideal home is out of reach?
If you have a limited budget and market prices are too high, or you want to make sure you have ample savings for your retirement, so don’t want to spend all your budget on buying a property, Homewise could have a solution for you.
Did you know, you could secure your perfect home for up to 59% less* than the market value through our Home for Life Plan?
In essence, the Home for Life Plan is a Lifetime Lease. It's exclusively for those aged 60 and older, and provides a simple solution where you can benefit from a boost to your affordability to secure your dream home - and create financial security too!
With a one-off payment, you could live in the perfect property and be free from financial burdens. You would be secure for your lifetime in your chosen property and, if you wish to, can also secure a guaranteed inheritance for loved ones in the future.
Many people we help want to move to a more suitable home, wishing to be closer to loved ones or in a better location; they may have debts to clear or are divorcing and their onward moving budget will be limited. So, whatever your moving goals or situation may be, we could help.
Why not try our quick online calculator to see how much your current budget could be boosted by? With an instant estimate, you could use this potential figure to filter your search results and look for prospective properties this Christmas!
Ask us anything
We're a family-run business and have been helping people find the right home for their futures for over 50 years! Our customers are like family to us, and we'll do whatever it takes to see our family in the best home for their needs.
We understand moving home later in life can be a daunting prospect, but our team of experts are on hand to support you every step of the way. Our free Move Simply service is available to all Home for Life Plan customers and is there to ensure your move is as stress-free as possible.
If you'd like to find the ideal home, talk to our team on 0808 273 3848, we're here to help and answer any questions you may have at any time.
Did you know, although we are based in West Sussex, we help home movers across England and Wales? Plus we regularly receive enquiries from people overseas looking to move back to the UK, so we're used to talking over video calls. Our no-obligation consultations can make it easy for you (and your family) to talk with our experts and ask questions at any time, and from any location.
In one quick initial call, we'll shape your bespoke Home for Life Plan with you, and look through available properties that match your moving goals and new budget. Plus, it's always nice to see a friendly face! So why wait? Request a call today.
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*Savings range from 8.5% to 59% for freehold properties and depend on the customer’s age, personal circumstances, and property criteria. Only available to those over sixty years old. Terms and Conditions apply.