Are you planning to retire in the not too distant future? Maybe you should start planning now. One of the most important ways you can do this is to make sure you have a place to live when you retire. Have you ever thought about buying a condo along a stretch of your favorite beach? That would really make you want to retire. Why the beach? Let’s examine this.
If you’ve never been a fan of the beach, then an oceanfront condo is not for you. However; If you are one of those people who enjoys all the benefits that a beach has to offer, then you will always be happy to have a home there. Maybe you love watching the waves roll in, collecting seashells, watching the sun rise, or set on the water. These are some of the personal reasons why you might want to live there. There are also some more practical ones; For example, if you are thinking of renting (or reselling) it, a beachside location can be very desirable for a potential renter. It would also be worth considerably more money than a non-beachfront condo.
Why buy a condo instead of a house (near the beach?) If you are going to live there with a large family, then you will want a house to accommodate them. However; If it’s just you and maybe your spouse, then a condo is much smaller and easier to keep clean than a house. Plus, you wouldn’t have to worry about maintaining a garden. If you choose to live on any of the higher floors, your view would be much more spectacular than if you were in a house with only one or two stories.
The best reason of all to buy an oceanfront condo is for your pure pleasure. Perhaps this is something you’ve always dreamed of doing. In that case, go ahead! If you are lucky enough to have a work-from-home profession, don’t wait until you retire, move into your beachfront condo now! Think how nice it will be to sit on your patio or deck and watch the seabirds fly overhead. Or maybe walk along the beach every night with your loved one under the moonlight. If you live there, the beach will never close you. If you have children, you can indicate in your will that you want this property left with them after your death. Then they will also be able to enjoy it for many years.
A word of caution when selecting an oceanfront condo, make sure you have provisions to protect yourself from the effects of a storm surge if there is ever a major storm there. Perhaps it should be a considerable distance from the ground and / or have a suitable construction that will not collapse in a storm. After all, this is something that could definitely happen. You don’t want to lose your investment in your oceanfront condo, right? The best thing to do is make sure your condo is properly prepared, in the event of such a storm.