Are you looking to downsize?

A change in circumstances, such as retirement or impending retirement, family changes (like a newly empty nest, or a relationship ending), or just a desire for a smaller property and/or garden may prompt a decision to downsize.

What to consider and is it for you?

The first thing to think about when considering downsizing is your reasons for the change. Do you want just a smaller property or an entirely different kind of property? Are you looking for a smaller garden or just one that is easier to manage and low maintenance? Do you want fewer rooms to clean/look after or just a different configuration of space that works for you? Do you have specific requirements due to mobility or ageing such as a downstairs bathroom or toilet or low riser or no stairs? Do you want easy/walkable distance to public transport, shops, leisure facilities and doctors? Do you have an existing mortgage? Do you want to borrow more or reduce your monthly repayments, or become mortgage free?

These are the types of questions we at Barton Kendal would ask anyone considering downsizing so we can help identify the right Rochdale properties. We know the local Rochdale market and we know the properties inside and out. Some types of properties, such as bungalows are always popular, and in shorter supply (not just locally, but nationally) than larger family homes, but they do frequently come to market in Rochdale. 

Downsizing sometimes leads to home seekers considering properties they have previously dismissed such as flats and apartments, and in areas they may have previously overlooked. We can make sure we present the full range of opportunities, all property types in all areas, to anyone looking to downsize in Rochdale and the surrounding areas. Speak to us today about downsizing and finding the right property for you, and remember we have specialist mortgage advisers too.

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