Author Details: Graham Norwood

Leaving your home in safe hands

Retirees who leave their homes for time abroad are often worried about the safety of their property – but that can be a thing of the past, thanks to a new security scheme. By Graham Norwood Lock-up-and-leave – it’s a phrase often used by hard-sell estate agents, but when it comes to maximising your retirement […]

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Key to the future

Don’t fancy a country cottage with roses round the door? Then join the retirees enjoying the high life in London. It could prove a wise investment, too. There was a time when you got your pension, packed your bag and headed to the country – but not any more. Now many people, especially those who […]

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Residence of royalty

No need to curtsey but towns and counties with royal associations do offer elegant and sophisticated surroundings for older homebuyers The bunting is up, the tables are out and the celebrations are in full swing – and there’s a way you can enjoy a royal life far beyond this summer’s diamond jubilee street parties. The […]

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Sunshine state beckons

Florida is one of the hottest retirement destinations around – and not just because of the year-round high temperatures On the basis that every cloud has a silver lining, a positive upside to the US downturn is that Florida is now fantastic value for Britons retiring to the so-called “sunshine state”. The infrastructure is sophisticated, […]

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Don’t forget the small print

Enjoy a trouble-free retirement by choosing a specialist property – but watch out for extra, unexpected charges Buying a specialist retirement house or apartment can be a fantastic way of easing the burdens associated with traditional home ownership in later life. But anyone thinking of purchasing must remember there are often additional costs, even after […]

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Buying a home in the Spanish sun?

If you’re thinking of retiring to Spain, following six simple steps could make all the difference between dream-come-true and nightmare, says Graham Norwood It may not be the best time to live in Spain if you’re Spanish, given its perilous economic state. On the other hand, if you have ever contemplated moving there, now could […]

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Best of Both worlds?

Quieter than a city but with more facilities than a village, market towns are proving the ideal location for an increasing number of retirees If you believe later life inevitably means moving to a traditional retirement location such as the coast or the countryside, think again – many of today’s retirees are heading for the […]

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Putting your money where the house is

With interest rates down in the doldrums, buy-to-let investments are once again an attractive option for savvy savers looking to boost their retirement income For the investor approaching or enjoying retirement, deposit accounts with their paltry rates of return offer little interest (literally), while stock market volatility can make shares an equally unattractive bet for […]

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