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Why Seniors Should Downsize in Spring

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March 15, 2024

Spring is traditionally associated with new beginnings and symbolizes fresh starts, making it an ideal time for seniors to move to an Independent Living community. While there’s no wrong time to downsize to a senior living apartment or cottage at Falcons Landing, spring is a particularly great time to make the transition. Seniors can embrace their fresh start in a more manageable living space with more time for activities and fun. Keep reading to explore why downsizing in spring offers a multitude of benefits.

It’s a Great Time to Sell Your House

Spring is widely known as the best time to sell a home. Popular real estate platform Zillow agrees, stating seasonality affects home sales. As the weather warms after a potentially long, cold winter, home shoppers are often anxious to see what the housing market has to offer. Per Zillow, homes sell quickest from early to mid-March but sell above the asking price around late April.

Individuals looking to downsize to a senior living apartment or cottage should take advantage of buyers eager to find their dream home in the spring. Since there may be more buyers during this season, your home might sell faster than anticipated. Spring fever also frequently yields higher offers, allowing you to maximize the value of your property.

Besides the potential for a quick, profitable sale, spring in Virginia is a time of incredible natural beauty that provides unbeatable curb appeal. Think about everything coming back to life: colorful blooming flowers, lush lawns and newly sprouted leaves that give buyers a wonderful first impression of your home. Plus, mild temperatures that are warm but not yet hot and humid provide an ideal time for home shopping in comfort.

Live Maintenance-Free

One of the main reasons seniors decide to downsize is to simplify their lifestyle by reducing the burden of maintaining a home. Spring is an ideal time to make this transition, as it allows you to start fresh in a maintenance-free environment and avoid the expensive list of things that need to be done around the house after winter takes its toll. Plus, you can say goodbye to time-consuming and potentially hazardous seasonal chores such as mowing the lawn, cleaning out the gutters and shoveling snow.

Falcon’s Landing has a home for you, and all of them come with the added convenience of being upkeep-free. We offer routine and emergency maintenance on residences to ensure they stay in peak condition. Whether you prefer having beautiful, maintenance-free landscaping in one of our cottages or weekly housekeeping services to keep your luxury apartment neat and clean, we have the perfect residence to meet your needs.

More Time for Activities and Fun

Downsizing in spring opens a wealth of opportunities to pursue the activities you enjoy but may not have time for, with the various chores of homeownership eating up your day. The pleasant weather lets you explore local parks, take part in outdoor community events or enjoy leisurely strolls through your new neighborhood. Check out local farmers markets like the nearby Great Falls Farmers Market (open every Saturday in the spring and summer) or Cascades Farmers Market (open every Sunday).

Spring in picturesque Potomac Falls offers a variety of outdoor pursuits, including visits to the stunning Great Falls National Park. Situated on over 800 acres along the Potomac River, this natural wonder offers scenic views and lots to do, including fishing, hiking and horseback riding. You could also go golfing or boating, or walk the scenic trails at Algonkian Regional Park.

If you prefer to spend your days closer to home, Falcon’s Landing offers plenty of fun and activities on campus. We have something for everyone, including various recreation and fitness activities, art classes, concerts, lifelong learning classes, happy hours and movie nights. If there’s something you’d like to do but don’t see it on our activity schedule, just let us know, and we can make it happen.

Have a favorite interest? We might have a club for that. Popular clubs run the gamut from arts and crafts to computers and investing in the stock market. You’ll never miss out on interesting conversation and companionship when you join other residents for fun activities like taking trips to local vineyards, going on a cruise or spending the day in Washington, D.C. When you downsize in spring, you can take advantage of the pleasant weather and find lots to do outdoors as well as inside.

Join the Falcons Landing Community

No matter when you decide to move to a senior living community, you enjoy a sense of community and social connection that you've been missing while living alone in your own house. Fellow residents are always nearby, and Falcon’s Landing offers various communal spaces for socializing and camaraderie that enrich your retirement experience.

Falcon’s Landing is a relaxed and friendly community, waiting to welcome you. Our Independent Living community is filled with people from similar military and government backgrounds, with common experiences of service and shared values and standards. Eligibility for Independent Living is open to any person that has served in the military or federal government with a minimum of four years.  Should your health needs change, you have the added security of knowing that Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Memory Care is open to anyone and available on-site in our award-winning community. 

If you're considering downsizing, why wait? Spring into action and make the move toward a happier, more fulfilling retirement. Contact us at 703-404-5100 to learn more about our senior living options today.

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