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12 Strategies When You Are Considering Buying Into a Rockledge Florida Retirement Community.

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If you are retiring to Brevard County soon, you may be curious how to navigate the hot market for Rockledge retirement 55 plus community homes for sale.  You will soon find out that buying your last home is nothing like buying your first home...

Here are a dozen key rules to follow if you want to get it right...

1. Acclimate before you relocate

Fair-weather 55+ retirement communities like we have in Rockledge FL are probably more seasonable than you think.

2. Get to know the characters

Figure out in advance if your prospective neighbors will be new friends--or a real pain in the neck. 😃

3. Check out the medical care in the Retirement Community you are considering

Does the Rockledge community provide medical services? If not, how close are you to the nearest medical facility? 💊

4. Factor in Rockledge tax rates

Complying with residency requirement in Brevard County can create great income-tax advantages for retirees and be sure to compare property taxes as well. ✅ 

5. Time your buy to get the best price

Buy just as the area high season is ending, typically in Brevard County Florida that is around May and June. 😎

6. Study the community financials

Review past special assessments and the finances of the homeowners' association. 📓

7. Check out the community approval process

Many retirement communities in Rockledge will have to approve you before you move in.  Most of the time it is just a formality, but make sure you know the process. 📰

8. Explore "membership"

Some Full-service Rockledge 55 Plus communities frequently offer specific club-memberships. Study the requirements, options and additional cost. 📜

9.  Scrutinize the activity calendar

You may not have thought this much about golf, tennis and games like boccie since your school day. But again, you are about to have a lot more time on your hands. 📆

10.  Research the restrictions

You may be startled by what some 55+ communities disallow: pets; outdoor grilling; cigar smoke and parking in the driveway to name a few. 👮

11.  Consider the caretakers

Some Rockledge 55 Plus communities offer free maintenance, repair and security. Hiring you own caretaker can cost a minimum of $150 a month. 🔐

12. Don't forget the big city

If you like entertainment, mass transit and more cultural and social activities be sure to consider the community location to all the above. 🥂



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