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Housing Options for Seniors in Cornelius Who Are Downsizing

Cornelius, NC Real Estate Townhomes for Sale – for Seniors

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Housing Options for Seniors in Cornelius Who Are Downsizing:

The Census Bureau estimates that nearly 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. America’s senior population has hit 50 million and in Cornelius, North Carolina, 10% of the population is comprised of mature adults. Sooner or later, most of these people will look to downsize and if that is something that’s on the agenda for your parents or loved ones, there is plenty of help available to find an appropriate home.

The Housing Market in Cornelius, North Carolina

Trulia reports that the housing price trends in Cornelius show a 5% year-on-year rise. The average median sales price of a house is $276,000 while the price per square foot is $165. Rents have also increased by 2% annually, with the average rent at $1625. The median income of a senior household is at $51,246 according to stats from Census Bureau. It is safe to infer that seniors in Cornelius Single Family Homes have the financial capability to buy a property and this is supported by evidence that home ownership is high among senior households. However, roughly 12% of older households still rent and the average social security income is just over $20,000 a year, which is 50% less than the median income. There is still a significant number of seniors that rely on incomes of less than 10-20k per year.

Can Seniors Afford to Buy a Smaller Property?

With 88% of senior households owning homes, it is reasonable to assume that they can sell their property at a good price and have enough to buy something smaller, such as Cornelius, NC Townhomes and Condos for Sale. The median price of a home in Cornelius represents one of the highest in the state of North Carolina. Under the assumption that a senior will be able to sell their home at the going median price or more, we can infer that they will be able to relocate to a smaller property. Most will probably opt for the convenience of living in an apartment or a townhouse which is smaller in size, cheaper to maintain and has amenities for seniors such as lifts and ramps. The average size of an apartment in the US is 889 square feet which puts its value at roughly $160,000 – which is more than the selling price of a Cornelius home. The elderly have several choices whether to swap their home for retirement communities or live in smaller houses. Adult communities will cost between 200-400k while small houses start at 150k.

Real Estate in Cornelius is booming with prices increasing steadily. Seniors who own a home will be able to sell their property at good prices, buy a smaller place to live and still have something left over. However, for those who are renting, prices are also increasing each year and those living on lower annual incomes will probably find it difficult to buy a property.

Housing Options for Seniors in Cornelius Who Are Downsizing has another great option on the greater Lake Norman area along with Cornelius are Active Adult Communities 55+  Subdivisions.  Some located in Cornelius is Baileys Glen Homes 55+, The Courtyards on Lake Norman and The Courtyards at Jetton.  All of these homes are Ranch built homes and just 2-3 bedrooms, but many have full service amenities on property, such as Pool, Community Center, Recreational areas, Games, Gyms and much much more.

See below for local 55+ Active Adult Homes for Sale

Cornelius, NC Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

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18107 Amberwood Glen Drive -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $357,000 (1530 sqft)
Subdivision: Alexander Chase
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Clarke Crawford | MLS # 4108436 | Active
19329 Watermark Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,595,000 (2864 sqft)
Complex: Watermark
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4112266 | Active
18641 Harborside Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $849,000 (1375 sqft)
Complex: Villages at Harborside
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K.M.D. Realty Inc. | MLS # 4092221 | Active
18529 Harborside Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $849,000 (1375 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside
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K.M.D. Realty Inc. | MLS # 4085672 | Active
8233 Houser Street -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $639,869 (2654 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 4110750 | Active
8022 Houser Street -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $599,900 (2373 sqft)
Subdivision: The Retreat at West Catawba
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TSG Residential | MLS # 4101458 | Active
10520 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $570,650 (2107 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4113032 | Active
10440 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $565,000 (2359 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4060523 | Active
10448 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $559,900 (2107 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4049988 | Active
10516 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $499,900 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4102154 | Active
20567 Harbor View Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $469,000 (2338 sqft)
Subdivision: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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Faulcon & Associates | MLS # 4064311 | Active
18524 Mizzenmast Avenue -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $459,900 (1408 sqft)
Complex: Harborside
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Cottage Real Estate | MLS # 4097051 | Active
18520 Mizzenmast Avenue -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $440,000 (1698 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside Townhomes
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 4102035 | Active
18783 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $435,000 (856 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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Kidd Realty | MLS # 4103813 | Active
18861 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $425,000 (782 sqft)
Subdivision: Vineyard Point
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NextHome Choice Realty | MLS # 4089228 | Active
8222 Viewpoint Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $413,000 (1881 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4113863 | Active
19767 Playwrights Way -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $399,900 (1652 sqft)
Subdivision: Antiquity
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Real Broker, LLC | MLS # 4112560 | Active
18730 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $385,000 (1039 sqft)
Complex: Cypress Point
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 4076116 | Active
18824 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $384,990 (1069 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Sycamore Properties | MLS # 4111119 | Active
8653 Edinburgh Square Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $365,000 (1573 sqft)
Subdivision: Edinburgh Square
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Allen Tate | MLS # 4113758 | Active

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