Ready for Retirement: Questions to Ask When Buying a Second Home

A second home is high up on the list of must-haves of people who are about to retire. While keeping a condo in the city near your kids and grandkids, you imagine yourself taking regular visits to a vacation house in your favorite island or up in the mountains whenever you feel like unwinding and leaving the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

As much as it excites you, it’s important to be discerning when buying a second home. After all, it’s still a big investment. Ask yourself these questions to prepare for this new chapter in your life:

Where’s My Retirement Getaway?

Each one has a unique ideal vacation hotspot. Some want to be near the beach, others in a small provincial town, and then there are some who prefer spending their time in a mango farm. If you’re really serious about finding a second home, pin down what exactly is your ideal retirement getaway. What kind of place would put you in a relaxed, stressless mode?

If your type of vacation destination is filled with stunning views of unspoiled beaches, vast, blue skies, and tree-lined roads, then Puerto Princesa in Palawan is the right fit for you. Even inside its very residential communities, you can catch these sights. 

Robinsons Homes’ development, dubbed as the village “invested in nature,” Brighton Puerto Princesa offers scenic sights of the famous Honda Bay. The blue-green waters and white stretches of sand would certainly make your future weekend or holiday getaways relaxing and refreshing. With the much-needed peace and quiet atmosphere, it’s worth considering the properties for sale in this village.

Is My Second Home Accessible to Essentials?

More than being in a vacation destination, you should have a strategically located second home. In a nutshell, it has to be accessible to two things that are most important in your retirement years: medical facilities and recreational amenities. In this aspect, Puerto Princesa makes the cut again.

It’s not a secret that this island-city is brimming with hotspots that encourage active lifestyle. 

At whatever time you like, you can drop by the beach, jog with locals, or take a dip with your spouse. Go island hopping at Honda Bay or ziplining over Sabang Beach. There’s also the option of spelunking at the famous Underground River.

When you buy a lot for sale in Brighton Puerto Princesa, you can take advantage of easy access to the clubhouse, swimming pool, parks and play area, activity court, and gazebo. On top of that, you will only be 13 minutes away from the Adventist Hospital Palawan. Ospital ng Palawan and Puerto General Hospital are both reachable within half an hour. 

Basically, you’ll be chilling in an island that offers modern conveniences, similar in a way to cosmopolitan city living. In it, you can have the best of both worlds, urban and provincial, achieving a balanced lifestyle.

Is the Property Versatile?

Zooming in on the actual property, you have to make sure that your second home will accommodate your needs. Yes, you’ll only be spending weekends or holidays in it, but that’s exactly the reason you should determine how it fits your lifestyle. If you’re the type of vacationer who organizes out-of-town family reunions or pursues a range of active hobbies, you need a second home versatile enough to house all these.

In Brighton by Robinsons Homes, houses range from 180 to 204 square meters, while the lots have 173 to 296 sqm, providing enough space for all your vacation getaway needs. 

While offering great flexibility, the model houses in this neighborhood feature sustainable architecture, marked with raised roofs, generous windows, and wide balconies, giving the home an atmosphere of tranquility, reminiscent of the unique Palawan island experience.

A must-have for many retirees, a second home is a reward for all the years of hard work. At the same time, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, offering the much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of life. So, if you’re really serious about buying, give this investment much thought. Make sure you’re getting the best for your quick getaways in your senior years.

If you want to know more about properties for sale in Brighton Puerto Princesa, visit their Lamudi development page.

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