If you find yourself in a similar predicament, CNN Money suggests comprise. Before making any bold decisions, try renting in the retirement area of your choice and see how it goes. If that doesn't work out - give your partner's dream retirement area a chance. Once you've settled on an area and have found your dream home, don't forget to consider the costs! You can expect to pay around 1% of the home's annual cost for things like maintenance, insurance, utilities, and association fees.
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