Dallas has a reputation as a new hot relocation destination but those who look at the city as little more than a place to buy affordable homes are missing out on the numerous assets that make Texas’ largest city such a fantastic place for seniors. If you’re considering relocating to Dallas to retire, a real estate agent can help you find a new home that fits your evolving needs.
1. The Weather is Acceptable Year-Round
Seniors who love to spend time outdoors will appreciate the incredible climate in Dallas. The city rates 7.1 (10=best) on annual BestPlaces Comfort Index , and a clear indicator that residents can expect to be comfortable no matter the season.
Summers do get quite hot, with June/July highs sometimes hitting triple digits, but it’s a dry heat made more tolerable by frequent breeze and the fact that every building and business in town embraces air conditioning. Winter is just as pleasant; January lows rarely go below 34 and seniors need not worry about snowfall.
2. Home Prices are Comparatively Affordable
Seniors looking to move to Dallas and buy a retirement home will likely be pleasantly surprised at the pricing, especially if they’re from nearby states like California where even basic housing is sold at a premium. The city has plenty of age-qualified communities, and there are multiple options in the works from Dell Webb and other builders in following cities:
3. There Are Plenty of Options for Senior Living
Housing in Dallas is extensive and varied. Retirees interested in independent living can choose from loft-style apartments, condos, single-family homes in subdivisions and townhouses, all of which can be found in solely residential areas or in neighborhoods that are very near to downtown Dallas or in numerous suburbs throughout DFW. Seniors can buy homes in existing subdivisions or in master planned communities
There are plenty of options for assisted living in Dallas as well. There are 61 senior living facilities in and around the city offering long-term residential care along with a host of amenities suitable for active seniors interested in finding a comfortable place to live that still offers access to local points of interest.
4. Senior Resources Abound
There are plenty of resources for seniors in Dallas, starting with the Community Council of Greater Dallas which coordinates Aging Care Managers work to ensure easy access to services provided to and for Dallas County older adults and their caregivers. They also help older residents and their families access everything from prescription drug and Medicare information to social service initiatives.
Other options like The Senior Source offers job searches, nursing home advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue
5. Arts, Culture and Transportation at a Discount
Seniors looking to stick to a budget will find lots of opportunities to save in Dallas. Most of the local museums offer discounts to guests 50 years of age or older; Dallas Museum of Art, Meadows Museum and Texas Discovery Gardens offer discounts to the seniors.
The Senior Citizen Annual Pass is considered a Regional Pass and offers tons of savings to seniors on local transportation. It is valid on all DART and TRE services, plus Trinity Metro in Fort Worth and DCTA in Denton County.
For seniors interested in culture and entertainment, there are discounted admissions for those aged 65 and over at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Texas Discovery Gardens, Museum of Biblical Art, among many other spots, and almost all businesses offer a perk of some type to customers with a valid Texas ID.
Why Hire A SRES® REALTOR Help You Plan for Your Future Housing Needs
Because an SRES® focuses on retirees and seniors, they understand the need to plan ahead and the challenges that face seniors as they age with regards to balancing finances, mobility, health, and personal needs. They have also been trained to understand that the right housing for today may not meet your needs a few years down the road. There are three main ways in which an SRES can guide you in planning your future housing needs.
An SRES® understands senior housing options including simply aging in place in your current home or moving to an assisted living facility or retirement home. Additional options include things like planned senior communities with new homes designed for the needs of seniors.
An SRES® can assist in dealing with financial options for real estate. An SRES is trained in capital gains and other tax issues relating to owning real estate to better help seniors decide if a rental property is really the best option.As part of this training, they learn about how using pensions, IRAs, 401ks, and other retirement accounts in real estate transactions work. They also understand reverse mortgages, both the positive sides and the potential downsides of that type of mortgage for senior
An SRES® will refer you to the specialist you need including an aging in place specialist who can help you make a plan for modifications to your existing home in order to make your home safe and comfortable as you age.
About us - Dallas Seniors Real Estate Specialists
Nitin Gupta is A Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)® in Dallas, TX. If you are a senior or the family member of a senior in the Dallas Texas area, please know that I am sensitive to the emotional, financial and practical aspects of seniors buying and selling real estate. If you are trying to help an older adult you love begin the process of relocating, it’s important to take your time and find a realtor who understands the unique challenges that come along with selling a home when you are a senior.
Having a licensed real estate agent who knows how to help a senior and their family through this transition is important. That is why the National Association of Realtors created a special designation for realtors who work with seniors.The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) credential means a realtor has gone the extra mile to learn how to be a true resource for older sellers. To qualify, a licensed real estate agent must complete a training program that helps them learn more about the challenges of moving when retired.
I pledge to treat you like a member of my family.
Nitin Gupta, SRES, ABR, GRI, CRS, REALTOR provides services in the following cities:
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