One of the worst aspects of being recently widowed or divorced is that you are suddenly thrust into a new lifestyle you are probably not prepared for. Where previously you had a social life that included other married couples, you are now the lone wolf out – the proverbial third wheel. It’s an uncomfortable feeling on nights when the group would normally get together for a game of cards or to take in a movie. Although you are still invited to go along, you feel like they are inviting you out of pity rather than as part of a group which, for all intents and purposes, you no longer feel a part of. Maybe they really do like having you along solo, but even so, it’s uncomfortable for you. This might very well be the time to consider investing in a Florida vacation home. Here are a few very good reasons why now might be the time to start looking for a realtor in Tampa.
Located on the Suncoast of Florida, Tampa has a great assortment of prime real estate and the area, although heavily populated, is not as overcrowded as South Florida. More and more retirees are moving to the area and there is plenty to do where you can feel a bit safer without the influx of people seen in areas like Miami-Dade.
A New Beginning
Since you feel awkward around the couples you had previously spent so much time around, why not look for a new beginning? It’s hard to start over where you’ve always done the same things, gone the same places and hung out with the same small group of friends. Tampa is an ideal place to meet new friends, as there are tons of community centers where you can meet new people, and the Bay has plenty of beaches to enjoy and mingle. Whether or not you are looking for a new relationship, Florida is certainly the place far enough removed from the North East to meet people who aren’t part of the same clique you now feel uncomfortable with.
Real Estate Is Steadily Rising in Value
Another thing you might want to think about is the fact that Florida real estate continues to increase in value due to the wonderful weather the state enjoys every month out of the year. While Tampa is as hot as South Florida during the summer, winters can be a bit cooler without all the snow you are probably left to shovel on your own. It’s an investment in your future, and if at some point you decide to sell your Florida property, the profit you realize could be a nice little nest egg for retirement.
There is never any reason to feel alone, but sometimes being around others we’ve previously enjoyed with a spouse is just too uncomfortable to bear. Take a month or two each year and head on down to Florida’s Suncoast. Get that new beginning you so deserve, soak up some Florida sunshine and take that time you need to recover from the loss of a relationship. What better place is there to heal than in that famous Florida sunshine?