Thinking about Downsizing? Here’s Why It Can Be A Positive Move
- Home Buying Tips
- Friday, October 19, 2018
If you’ve lived in your current home for a long time, we know it can be hard to think about leaving that special place and the memories that were made there. But as you go through life, your needs and wants are likely to change, and you may find that your home no longer works for you. Downsizing your home could be the answer to your dilemma, and although it may mean less space for hosting guests and storing your belongings, there are still plenty of benefits that come with this move. Keep reading to learn why downsizing may be just what you need to usher in the next stage of your life.
Downsizing means less maintenance
Smaller square footage means less time spent cleaning the house and more time to do what you love. If you downsize into a condo or townhome, your condo fees typically cover maintenance, landscaping and snow removal – so you can just sit back and relax.
Downsizing to match your new lifestyle
Many people choose to downsize so that they have the freedom to travel in their retirement without having to worry about their home. Keep in mind that there are many options for downsizing too – both in terms of location and types of homes. Some people also choose to downsize to move closer to children and grandchildren, or to create a nest egg for retirement. Consider what you want to do when you retire or what lifestyle you’d like to live in the future before deciding if you should downsize.
Downsizing to your next home
If you’re planning on retiring soon, you may want to consider downsizing earlier so that you’re not burdened with the hassle of moving when you’re older. A smaller home that suits your needs as you age and is easy to maintain could allow you to remain independent longer. As well, if you ever needed to move into a retirement community, the transition would be easier from a smaller space, with less things to move and take with you.
If you’re considering downsizing to a condo or townhome, here are several options to choose from, in these beautiful communities across Calgary:
Or if you’re wanting a little more room, extra parking or RV storage space, another great downsizing option are laned and duplex homes, or even bungalow homes! To learn more about our selection of home models and the communities we currently build in, feel free to reach out to one of our helpful home experts.