While most people are attracted to Sunday River because of the awesome skiing, surprisingly enough, many end up falling in love with the outdoor lifestyle and decide that our little village checks off the boxes on their list of wants for a retirement locale. If you are looking for a special community with plenty of fun to partake in year-round, the Bethel, Maine area has you covered. In fact, it was recently named one of the top ten great retirement locations in Maine by the Huffington Post.
So, why should you buy your retirement home before you retire? The better question is why wait to start enjoying life?! Treat yourself to year-round adventures like hiking, biking, canoeing, golfing, skiing, attending festivals, exploring the robust dining scene, and much, much more. And when work beckons and you can’t be in the beautiful Western Maine mountains, you can take advantage of our strong rental market and collect some rental income while you’re away. By joining our hassle-free seasonal rental program, we’ll handle renting your property for the ski season, or if you prefer to rent your property on a short term basis, our rental partner, Connecting Rentals of Bethel, can help.
In our area, you’ll find near record low interest rates, affordably priced homes, and a good selection of properties to choose from. Plus, a recent article from Zillow provides even more reasons why planning for and buying your retirement home before you exit the work force makes a whole lot of sense.
Are you thinking that buying a property now in a resort area might be too costly? Here are two currently listed village homes – both are less than $180,000:
And if you are wondering what it is really like to live here full time, ask one of us at Sunday River Real Estate. This is where we work, live and play, and we understand that every real estate investment extends far beyond the walls of a home.
Written by Margie Finley Camden