Do you have more house than you need? Perhaps you’ve recently become an empty-nester and don’t need a home spacious enough for a large family anymore. Or maybe you are just tired of trying to keep up with the cleaning and maintenance that a large property requires. Whatever the reason, maybe it’s time to consider downsizing.
Here are 5 perks of downsizing to a smaller home:
- YOU WILL SPEND LESS MONEY
You will not only save on your monthly mortgage payment in a smaller home, you will also save money on frivolous living. One of the advantages of downsizing your home is that you can stop wasting money on furniture and home décor that are used to fill space rather than to fulfill a function. Filling a smaller space will allow you to prioritize what items are important and necessary for you.
- THERE WILL BE LESS STRESS
After working hard all week to pay the bills, it’s no fun to have to spend your weekend doing chores. A smaller home equals fewer chores and less upkeep. This will free up time to enjoy leisure activities, hobbies, and relaxation. Imagine weekends spent doing fun outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends or just simply chilling out and reading a good book. Those things sure sound a lot less stressful than doing endless yardwork and household chores.
- YOU WILL REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
If you live in a large home, you know that energy costs can be expensive. Smaller homes will not only save you money on heating, cooling, and water costs, it will also allow you to reduce your carbon footprint.
- IT WILL FREE UP TIME FOR TRAVEL
With additional disposable income and less upkeep needed, a smaller home will afford you the time and cash for travel and adventure. Weekend getaways or even long trips are less of a hassle now that you don’t have to worry about doing lots of home maintenance and being house-poor.
- IT PROVIDES A FRESH START
Downsizing can be the beginning of a new chapter in your life. If being an empty-nester has you feeling down, a lifestyle change might be just what you need to start focusing on how you want to spend your time, money and energy.
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home (or both), let me, Sandra Nickel, and my Hat Team of Professionals assist you with all your real estate needs! Call us today at 334-834-1500 and check out https://www.homesforsaleinmontgomeryalabama.com for more information.
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