About Peggy Fitzgerald
I love working with 55+ clients, they are typically very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They have already made the decision to downsize and move into a community that is designed for their desired lifestyle. The communities are often very welcoming and well-managed. They offer a variety of amenities and services that appeal to active adults. This can make the buying process easier, as buyers can be confident that you will be happy with their new home. It is a rewarding experience. Helping people find their dream retirement community is a great feeling. You get to know your clients and help them make a decision that will impact their lives for years to come. My Partner Jay Epstein and myself have been recognized as the premiere real estate specialists for active adult communities and lifestyle for over 10 years. I have been consistently named "Top Producer at Keller Williams" throughout the last 10 years. In addition to my role as a Professional Realtor, I have many years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and a Health Care Educator. Southeastern Pennsylvania is home to some of our nation's historical small towns such as New Hope, Doylestown, Yardley and Newtown. It is a great place to enjoy local 5-star restaurants, theaters and main street shops. In addition to these wonderful pedestrian towns we have an abundance of rolling hills, forests, state parks and the Delaware river. Residents have local access to the great outdoors through hiking, biking, fishing, and boating. Our area is located just north and northwest of Philadelphia, making it a great place to live if you want to be close to the city but still have a more rural feel. We are just sixty minutes from the Jersey Shore and just ninety minutes from New York City, making it easy to take advantage of the big city museums, theaters, sporting events, restaurants, and the summer shore experience. My main tip for those interested in moving to a 55+ community is to start your research early. There are many active adult communities to choose from, so it's important to start your research early. This will give you time to visit different communities and compare their amenities, location, and cost. Consider your needs and wants. What are your must-haves in a community? Do you want a community with a pool, a fitness center, or a clubhouse? Do you want to be close to shopping or restaurants? Once you know what you're looking for, you can start to narrow down your options. Consider the community's location. Where is the community located? Is it close to things you like to do? Visit different communities in person. Once you've narrowed down your options, it's important to visit different communities in person. This will give you a chance to see the amenities, meet the residents, and get a feel for the community. Don't be afraid to ask questions when you're visiting communities. This is your chance to learn as much as you can about the community and its residents. Ask about the community's rules and regulations. Every active adult community has its own set of rules and regulations. Talk to the residents. The best way to get a sense of a community is to talk to the residents. Ask them what they like about the community and what they don't like. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Before you start making offers on homes, it's important to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will show the community that you're serious about buying a home and that you have the financial ability to do so.
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