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Relocating after Retirement - pros and cons - has it worked out for you?
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The renting served us well in the end because we ended up buying with the friend we'd rented with - as another friend said, if we hadn't killed each other yet, we'd probably get on well long term. That meant we could afford something bigger.
I fell in love with this house, DH not so sure. I had to point out that a) it was perfect, b) it was in the right place and c) THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE SUITABLE!
Then we ended up in a bidding war, and a contract lockdown, which was quite stressful. I was job hunting, and DH had a long commute to his part-time job, which was financing the mortgage. Three youngsters to settle in new schools. And I couldn't find a decent supermarket!
So, next time, I won't be job hunting, the offspring have left home (and are now buying themselves!), DH is semi-retired, and hopefully we'll feel able to walk away from silliness. But we want to stay in this area and we have some specific requirements which may make it tricky again.