There comes a time in every home owner’s life when the idea of owning a large home just isn’t appealing anymore. When it occurs to you that the money spent on maintenance and the time spent on cleaning can be put to better use, it’s probably time to downsize. When you’re ready to think about downsizing think about the possible ramifications it may have. For example, to live comfortably in a smaller space you will have to get rid of a lot of your stuff – so if you’re emotionally attached, downsizing can feel like a step backward. In addition, if you have children, grandchildren, or friends and you like to have them come visit downsizing might make comfortable. However, if you feel like you can live with these ramifications, then downsizing might be a great option for you.
Once you decide to downsize, decide how small you are really willing to go and choose the neighborhoods you would like to live in. After you’ve got a good idea of what you’re looking for consider the costs of downsizing. Not only is there the cost of the home, but there are also other costs of downsizing. For example, you may need to purchase new, downsized furniture or need to rent storage space if you’re not ready to say goodbye to some of your beloved items.
Once you’re ready to make the move, call a trusted real estate agent and start looking! Downsizing might not be every home owner’s dream, but it can be a great move!
Thinking of buying of selling a home in Sussex County? Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266.