Increasing Trend: Investment Properties Focused Towards Retirees

Thinking about purchasing an investment property?

Perhaps a property aimed towards retirees would be the most beneficial.


"By 2030, one-third of Waterloo Region's population will be 55 years or older". Source

It's a good idea to keep that in mind if you are currently or thinking about looking at investment rental properties.


Why? Well here are the facts:

  1. More people are choosing to rent due to increased house costs, some permanently.
  2. Retirees are opting to rent after they sell their homes, rather than buy a smaller home.
  3. Retirees would rather turn their equity into cash and move into a high end, or luxury rental while keeping the proceeds from their sale into spending money.
  4. Overall most retirees are looking for a comfortable bridge between home-ownership and retirement homes.


What they are looking for:

  1. Rental in the suburbs (<20 minutes from the city).
  2. Nearby good transit.
  3. Requiring little to no maintenance.
  4. Bungalow to help meet health care needs.
  5. Kitchen and garage located close for ease of carrying groceries.



Helpful tip: Find a home that is wheelchair accessible and has wider hallways to increase desirability!


As a nurse who has experience in long-term care and assisted living, I can help you if you have any questions. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me.


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Kylie Rohr

Kylie Rohr

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CENTURY 21 Home Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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