Buying & Selling Real Estate for Empty Nesters

As we grow older, our housing needs change. No longer is there a constant stream of kids coming and going and toys everywhere.  Now is the time for you to explore a new phase of life but does your current home fit that lifestyle? It could be time to downsize your home– but downsizing shouldn’t have such a negative connotation. Instead, think of it as “rightsizing”.  Rightsizing means you don’t have to make sacrifices when moving to a smaller home. In fact, it means just the opposite. When it comes down to it, something smaller yet still comfortable and luxurious is the smarter option. It could also mean staying in the same size home but all on the one level to accommodate physical needs.

If you are ready to find the “right size” home for your new phase of life Susie can help you get started on your journey for this exciting adventure.

How to Know if Rightsizing is the Best Option

If you’re considering rightsizing your home, ask yourself what you really want or need in a home, both short term and long term. Additionally, consider these questions:

  • Is the house you presently live in equipped to keep pace with the changes in your health or mobility as you age?
  • Does your current home require a lot of upkeep and maintenance that cuts into your budgeting or free time?
  • Do you like the community you live in, or would you be happier living closer to friends and family?
  • Would you prefer a place with better weather than your current area?
  • Do you have easy access to essential services like healthcare and hospitals?
  • Does your house encourage your favorite hobbies, such as gardening, grilling, or being with friends and family?
  • Would you rather live in an area with more recreational opportunities like bike paths, lakes and parks?
  • Is your current home depleting your savings or causing you unwanted financial stress?

Regardless of how healthy you are right now; you should consider the long-term advantages of moving to a home where you will be comfortable as you grow older. By asking yourself all these questions now, you’re better positioned to make an informed choice, rather than being forced to make an impulse decision when a crisis arises.