AARP writer recommends renting to downsizing seniors

October 3, 2014

The AARP examines which option is best for retirees moving out of their homes to downsize or be in a different city – to rent or to buy.


One important factor is income; retirees are encouraged to think through a sustainable way to make the money from a home sale suffice to keep a comfortable life. Renting is also recommended, even for those who can afford to own, for those who love to travel, and would like a landlord to handle chores and costs for sudden expenses such as a new furnace or roof.


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