It’s a question that many people are asking themselves... First your children moved out, and when they did you may have converted those extra bedrooms into an exercise room, a craft room, the ultimate den or the perfect guest room; but how often do you really use them? Now you may be dealing with the loss of your spouse and those unused rooms are daily reminders that you are living in an empty house.
When you’ve decided to begin a housing transition it can mean any number of things depending upon the individuals involved. The type of housing one selects is entirely dependent on factors that include lifestyle, health, affordability, recreation or hobbies, and physical ability. For some it means a downsize to a smaller home and lot, others may want to be a part of an adult style community, some must free up equity in their current home and others have found it has become physically necessary to move due to challenges around the activities of daily life.
Downsizing or making a major move can be overwhelming. There is so much to think about: the sale of your home, organizing finances, cleaning, sorting, packing and sometimes most importantly, choosing what to take with you. Despite everything that needs to be managed, the number one concern time and time again is, "what will happen to my things?"
Throughout life, transitions define the stages we are entering or leaving; moving out of your parent’s house to go to school, living in your first apartment, buying your first house, upgrading to a larger house to accommodate your growing family. Like all transitions, downsizing can be stressful, physically and emotionally challenging – but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help choose the Real Estate Agent who’s going to be the best fit for your move.
It's garage sale time again! If you're downsizing and looking for great ways to make money on your treasures, check out these six tips.
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