Retirement

Rising house prices promoting a wave of retirees to downsize and move to the coast

With Zoopla[i] recently reporting that house prices reached a record high in April 2022 but may be slowing down, more retirees are tempted to downsize according to retirement rental brand, My Future Living. Dominic Stead, Property Director at My Future Living says they are seeing a rising number of enquiries from people interested in renting […]

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Explore all avenues before stopping pension contributions says Punter Southall Aspire

The cost of living crisis has left nine in ten people struggling to make ends meet and concerned about funding their retirement, according to new research. To address this, many people are reducing their savings including their pension contributions. Over half are no longer able to save as they want to and 13 per cent […]

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Sharon Payne takes early retirement and becomes a dog whisperer

Sharon Payne, 57 from Milton Keynes has been home and pet sitting through Homesitters Ltd since April 2018 after taking early retirement from a busy career working for a food packaging company. Before retiring at the age of 55 Sharon talked to a financial adviser who advised her it would be wise to continue earning […]

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Could becoming a home and pet sitter boost your retirement income?

The cost of living is going up with energy, fuel and food prices all rising leading to many people being concerned about their finances. With inflation expected to hit 7% by spring[i] the crisis may get worse, before it gets better. For retired people on a fixed pension income this can be worrying as there […]

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Half of all homes will be rented by older people by 2035

An ageing population is driving an increase in households renting, with new analysis by Paragon Bank[i] revealing that over half of homes in the private rented sector are anticipated to be headed up by someone over 45, up from around a third today, plus over four in five (81%) of renters aged 55 or over […]

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Home and pet sitting is the number one dream job in the UK – and we’re recruiting !

New research by jobs search engine Adzuna[i] has revealed that pet sitter positions are among the most popular jobs in the UK after analysing more than 3.8 million job vacancies on their site. Homesitters Ltd, one of the UK’s leading home and pet sitting companies says becoming a home and pet sitter is growing in […]

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Retirement rental apartments in Peterborough set for a busy year as retirees choose city living in 2022

A report at the end of last year by think-tank the Social Market Foundation[i] suggested people should be helped to spend their later years in urban retirement housing in towns and city centres rather than heading for the coast or countryside. They highlight that people benefit from urban living with better public services, as well as better […]

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Fred Lawrence retires to his dream Cornish home

Renting an apartment in a retirement development by the sea through retirement rentals specialists My Future Living has given 78 year old Fred Lawrence the life-long dream of daily coastal walks. Researchers from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter have found that the closer a person lived to […]

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Why 2022 could be the year to downsize and rent in a retirement community

Halifax building society has reported that house price growth is at a 17 year high[i]. For retired homeowners that have put off moving over the past two years due to the pandemic, it might be the ideal time to sell. Nygel Scourfield, Chief Executive of retirement rentals brand My Future Living, says increasing numbers of […]

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Why pets aren’t a barrier to living in a retirement development

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a huge rise in pet ownership rise as people spent more time at home and wanted a companion and they were around to look after it. A survey undertaken in September by investment company LetterOne[i] found that nearly half of all Brits who currently own a pet got at least […]

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