At McCarthy & Stone, we believe that a home is much, much more than just bricks and mortar. That’s why we’re committed to delivering quality housing for the over 55s which is exclusively designed to suit their needs. To celebrate Scottish Housing Day, we want to share our story and demonstrate how we serve the growing needs of the Scottish Retirement community and help our homeowners enjoy retirement living to the full.
More time for the things that matter
We believe that you should benefit from more time to enjoy the things that matter in your golden years, whether that be socialising with friends, pursuing a favourite hobby or spending time with family. More than 70% of over 65s recently surveyed voiced a greater need for suitable housing for older people and we are striving to serve this need. Dedicated house managers in our developments take care of general maintenance and upkeep, leaving our homeowner’s more time at leisure, while secure camera entry systems make our apartments easy to lock up and leave with peace of mind.
What’s more, we understand the challenges faced by ‘generation stuck’ – that is, pensioners who are keen to downsize and free up disposable income but are hindered by limited options. A recent study revealed that if everyone who wanted to downsize was able to do so, over 2 million extra bedrooms could be freed up, equating to a boost of £364.1 billion to the finances of the over 65’s and more housing availability for the under 30’s. When you downsize to a luxury McCarthy & Stone Apartment, we make sure you’re aware of every path to purchase and encourage our homeowners to consider various avenues. You could be eligible for the Help to Buy Scotland scheme, which is no longer restricted to first time buyers, or you might choose to part exchange your home, simplifying your move with a guaranteed buyer.
Over 65s hold key to unlocking the housing crisis
The availability of suitable housing to serve the needs of the older generation is increasingly important in today’s society due to the growing link between intergenerational finances. 51% of under 30s recently surveyed required financial assistance from a parent or grandparent when purchasing their first home, whilst 60% of under 30s believe that the need for suitable homes for older people is growing. Our developments offer the perfect solution for house-hunters looking to downsize from a large family home and our wide variety of locations nationwide allow families to come closer together, as people seek to move closer to their children and grandchildren.
Making a house a home
Our luxury apartments don’t just satisfy the needs and requirements of our homeowners – they enrich their lifestyle. Whether you want to relax in your privately-owned apartment, socialise with neighbours in the communal lounge or lock up and leave for your next escape, visit a development near you and find out how we can help you enjoy retirement living to the full.