As we enter into spring season, so comes a surge in home sales, many from retirees wanting to downsize and shrug off the hassles of homeownership for a vibrant retirement community.
The Willows at Brooking park is a luxury independent living community in Chesterfield that features gracious apartments, an indoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, live performances at Centerstage, a choice of restaurants and even a wine cellar. The Willows recently added The Villas on Willow Breeze Court, a new neighborhood consisting of 14 maintenance-free, single-level living homes.
“Many people have to sell their home to move into our community. There’s the one or two that don’t,” said Kim Fons, Marketing Representative with The Willows at Brooking Park.
Kim answered a few questions on ways to make the spring home sales and moving season easy on homeowners.
Q: What can homebuyers do if they can’t sell their home right away?
A: We have them talk to their bank and get a HELOC loan or a cash out refinance. It’s a pocket bridget loan. It gives them some cushion room in case they can’t sell their home right away while they move into a villa or one of our apartments at the Willows.
Q:What are some other options?
A: Homeowners should take advantage of equity lines of credit because the rates are really low right now.Most importantly they should shop around for different banks. Different banks have different programs, so shop around.
Q: How does the Willows help people with the moving process?
A: They have a downsizing speicalist who comes out to the person’s home and talks to them about what to bring and what to think about brining, the move, the packing and unpacking. You can visit her website, www.mcgauleykidwell.com, for more on that service.
The Willows also gives out referrals to preferred Realtors such as Alicia Kinsella and Georgia Ferrett, both of Coldwell Banker Gundaker.
For more about The Willows at Brooking Park, visit www.newwillows.com.