Kalamazoo MI Real Estate – 2015 – Finding accessible housing in Kalamazoo MI is a challenging proposition. Accessible housing is obviously needed for anyone who is confined to a wheel chair, but there are may accessible housing features that also allow folks to age in place comfortably.
We will admit that it is a bit challenging finding homes that are completely accessible, but, in many cases, home buyers don’t need a house with full accessibility. Many times people need a home with a few key accessible features.
There are several features that we can search in a house. Here is a list of features that can be searched for in the Multiple Listing Service in the Greater Kalamazoo area, and in greater Southwest MI cities.
Of course another feature that we often want to search for, in addition to the above features is a main floor laundry room.
We provide free first in class tools for our home buyers that allows them to either casually look for a new home or condo with accessibility features OR if a buyer is looking to actively search, we have a tool that will allow the buyer to have the same notification advantage as a REALTOR.
In addition to helping folks find pre-built accessible housing, we are also able to guide a buyer who is looking to build a new home or condo. There are many tweaks and changes that should be considered when building a home that will be suitable for aging in place. Even if YOU don’t intend to stay in a house to age in place, it makes really good sense to add accessible features into any house that is being built in the Greater Kalamazoo area. There are certain builders that add many of accessible features as a matter of course. There are some that need to be “coached” to add some basic accessible features into a house. The Veenstra Team is able to provide expert and free assistance in finding a builder for your house or condo at a price point that is comfortable for you AND for the features that you want included in your home.
Click here to read a great article written by a man who did an excellent job thinking through the details when he built an accessible house for himself. He was wheelchair bound and so make his house fully accessible. He even shares lots of the products that he used to build the house. Professor Duerstock did home buyers looking to build in the greater Kalamazoo area a great favor by documenting his accessible home build.
Click here and let us know if you would like to search for accessible housing that is currently on the market in Greater Kalamazoo or even Greater Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Holland, Grand Haven, South Haven, Schoolcraft, Three Rivers areas. We will set up a totally free, no obligation accessible home search website for you. You will be notified when a home with accessible features comes on the market at the same time as REALTORS do!
Many of the people who are candidates for accessible housing are Senior Citizens. The Veenstra Team has focused lots of attention on Senior Citizen buyers and sellers and, in fact, David holds an advanced degree in real estate called a Senior Residential Specialist. This is a designation that he earned after additional education and training. Lots of folks in their 50s start looking to “right size” their housing situation, and, it makes good sense to find a house that is great for aging in place. The Veenstra Team is able to create a free, personalized website for our clients that allows us to search for homes with the following accessibility features anywhere in the Greater Kalamazoo or even Greater Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Holland, Grand Haven, South Haven, Schoolcraft, Three Rivers areas.
Though we don’t have a specific blog about Accessible housing, we do touch on the subject in our blog written for Kalamazoo Seniors. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our future posts about Kalamazoo Area Senior Citizens. We look forward to connecting with you and serving you.