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Bethel, Connecticut – and First Time Home Buyers

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to be out with First Time Home Buyers – who happen to be in their 50’s – not your typical age of First Time Home Buyers, but adorable  non the less! 

While out viewing homes with 1st time home buyers in their 20’s and 30’s, I’ll notice that they will look at a house and it’s potential to make it their own.  They have less fear of renovating and changing around the entire home, while picturing having children and investing in their future.  They also, never look at a home to see if it will fit their needs for when they retire – since they will most likely move a few times before settling down.

Going out with 1st time home buyers in their 50’s was a totally different, but heart warming experience.  My buyers were looking for a home that needed NO updating of any sort – a move-in ready home.  They viewed every home noting if the laundry room was not in the basement – so there’d be no worry of having to go up and down a flight of steps – saving their knees. They preferred a smaller yard for less maintenance – saving their back.  And they checked if each homes major parts were updated or renewed – so they’re not so worried about possibly having to deal with replacing the boiler or roof – saving their sanity and retirement fund!  They also made sure it had a large enough dinning room, since their family no longer consists of mom, dad and 2 kids.  Holidays for them is mom, dad, 2 daughters and their extended family! 

Currently, I have approximately 35 people between my side of the family and my husband’s – I can’t even imagine when all our 5 children start adding on to their lives!

One of the towns we were searching in, was Bethel, Connecticut – approximately 1 hour from NYCBethel is a small, quaint town – neighboring the city of Danbury.  It has a wonderful town center full of little shops and restaurants.  Going through now, during Spring, it was nice to see everyone out on the sidewalks strolling, sipping coffee and biking.



May 2, 2008 Posted by | Bethel, Buyers, Connecticut, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment