Retirement Life in Spain
Why not live life to the full in a sunny warm climate here in Spain, this is where the rest of your life now starts after a long and full working career and bringing up a family now is the start of your life, let’s start by finding you that perfect home…
Most importantly your home is your base to start your new life so what are your options? You can as most people do purchase a holiday home or there is an alternative and that is to purchase a specialty designed resort to meet your lifestyle and enjoyment. These type of properties started in the USA they are known as Senior Living or ‘Retirement Communities’ where your have high class surroundings a five star service as you would expect in a world class hotel. At present there are none of these type of International communities built in Spain to the level as in the USA so Spain is the perfect opportunity for this luxury type of Retirement Community. Let us explain…
Luxury Retirement Properties – called in US as Senior Living or ‘Retirement Communities’
Retirees are calling the shots and demand high standards and expect the delivery of luxury homes. These vociferous and often affluent individuals are a force to be reckoned with; a voice to be heard, especially on the topic of retirement. Nowhere, arguably, is this voice more evident than in their healthy demand for high-spec, luxury retirement properties. These ‘baby-boomers’ want nothing but the best and are purchasing the types of retirement properties that match their new-found freedom and ambitious lifestyle choices. Of course, this trend augurs well for the luxury retirement property market – certainly in the long-term.
Luxury Retirement Property Developers Deliver
The current climate of general slowdown across all sectors of the housing market, together with weakening consumer confidence, is affecting the specialist retirement property market, but interestingly not as badly as the property market in general. Already, it would appear, the luxury retirement niche market is bucking the trend and several analysts predict that this sector is set to grow. The consensus of opinion is that any downturn is likely to be temporary and that the market should rally when consumer confidence returns, in the up-coming months. In the meantime, what are developers of prestigious retirement properties and retirement villages doing to bolster sales and to woo their affluent retires target market? The short answer is – quite a lot; competition is fierce and developers are certainly pulling out all the stops to ensure turnover of their high end, luxury retirement properties.
What are the main selling points that persuade an increasing number of discerning over 55s of independent means to purchase purpose-built, high spec, luxury retirement properties? Apart from the standard offerings associated with most retirement complexes, extra popular pulling points include:
- Architectural excellence: innovative design, individual character, unrivalled specification;
- Stunning setting: open spaces and superior landscaping;
- Amenities: fine dinning restaurant, café, bar, library, shop, hairdresser, etc.;
- Services: dedicated access to medical centre, dental practitioners, optician, Chiropodist, etc.
- Communications: state-of-the-art computer facilities, WIFI internet , silver surfing clubs:
- Exercise & sports facilities: gym, golf, tennis court, squash court, bowling green, indoor & outdoor swimming pool, ballroom & dance classes. Stunning Amphitheatre & cultural centre.
- Extra security: long-term ‘lock-up-and-leave’ facilities aimed at mobile, new generation ‘oldies’ who wish to leave their homes unoccupied for extended periods;
- Parking: allocated lock-up parking with CCTV surveillance;
- Concierge services 24/7: flexible assistance, someone prepared to offer ad-hoc help, e.g. accept home deliveries, cleaning & laundry services etc.
Luxury Retirement Properties – Location, Location, Location!!!
Now location tends to be a particularly big issue for the over 55s searching for their perfect retirement property or possibly looking to relocate. Clearly, ‘European retirement community developers have to start focusing on creating environments and intuitive housing in locales lusted after by the over 50s’, if they want to stay ahead of the game. Coastal areas, for instance, have enduring appeal for those in search of their dream beachside retirement property.
Nevertheless, many specialist retirement developers are looking beyond the traditionally popular coastal regions for a decent return on their investment. They realise that they are no longer catering for a predictable retirement generation with fixed aspirations and expectations. Having considerable buying power, today’s over 55s demand more from their retirement properties; they are looking for nothing short of an inspirational lifestyle change – an opportunity for a fresh start, typically in luxury surroundings. This just goes to show the importance of location, for potential purchasers of luxury retirement properties, in Spain. We have sites ready.
Funding for International Senior Living Resort in Spain
Investors required for our funding program as a number of sites are available to build these Senior Living Resorts or ‘Retirement Communities’. Prime locations have been designated near to the beach with sea views, these up market locations are ready to build – known as ‘shovel ready’ in the building trade. Architects have been appointed and town halls are on alert to help bring this dream into a reality. Our call is for private investors, funding groups, developers, international bankers & private equity groups to raise the $30m required investment with excellent returns – for all enquires regarding the Investment Portfolio contact Peter Fenton email: firstname.lastname@example.org (0034) 966 848 849.
Here some of the categories we now all fall under that you should know about for retires only.
- Baby boomers – are people born during the demographic Post–World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964, the term “baby boomer” is also used in a cultural context. Baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of widespread government subsidies in post-war housing and education, and increasing affluence. As a group, they were the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to that time, and amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time. They were also the generation that received peak levels of income; therefore they could reap the benefits of abundant levels of food, apparel, retirement programs, and sometimes even “midlife crisis” products. The increased consumerism for this generation has been regularly criticized as excessive. Summed up by Demos, the think-tank that reflects Government opinion, the over 50s ‘baby boomers, having throughout their lives been at the forefront of radical attitudinal and social change, are different to current generations of older people and will redefine the meaning of retirement’. These sophisticated consumers are a powerful economic force, which above all rejects cliché-ridden stereotypes associated with an ageing population.
- Goty’s – (Getting Older, Thinking Younger), the over 50s are for the first time, the largest and wealthiest consumer group in the Europe. ‘A quiet revolution is taking place in the Europe. People want to make the right choices to prepare for a very different kind of retirement to that experienced by their parents’ and grandparents’. Sometimes referred to as GOTYS Official figures from media agency OMD confirm that today’s over 50s are richer, have greater disposable income and generally enjoy a better lifestyle than their parents did at a similar age. A new survey relating to trends in ‘future proofed’ homes has revealed that as many as 29 percent of the Europeans population would willingly fork out an extra £10,000 for a luxury property which was specially adapted to make life easier in old age.
- Ski’ers – (Spending the Kids Inheritance) say’s it all – spend it all we deserve it & worked for it.
- Silver Surfers – is the term widely used in the UK, Australia and some other English speaking countries to describe people who are aged over 50 and who use the internet on a frequent basis. The number of older users has increased dramatically over the past several years due to their being more accustomed to the technology. It has been determined that this segment of now uses the internet on average four hours more per month than the age group 18-24. Research shows that the silver surfers are spending a majority of their time using search engines and online shopping sites. Other sources indicate that this growing trend among the older population is due to the increase in use of social networking sites to stay in touch with family members or close friends that live far away. Studies point to Skype, Facebook, email, and instant messaging are all highlighted as commonly used, mainly because the means for communicating have become more available and even free. While the rise in internet use among the younger population has led to fears of isolation, it is argued that the increase in use for the older population has done the exact opposite. A study was conducted that surveyed over 8,000 individuals over the age of 50 on the extent of their social-networking use internet use is thought to increase avenues of communication and feelings of independence. There are now over 15 million people using the internet in the UK aged over 50 with over 6 million of them using Facebook