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Is It Time to Downsize? 3 Signs That Point to Yes 

Key Takeaways:

  • Factors like safety and finances can play a role in deciding when it’s time to downsize
  • Active Adult Living communities make for a great place to spend your next chapter of life
  • If you’re thinking about downsizing, I’d love to help you find the perfect place!

When Is It Time to Downsize?

There’s no doubt about it—keeping up a house is a lot of work. There are constant chores to attend to, yard work to take care of, and even the little things add up. So naturally, there comes a point in every homeowner’s life when changes need to be made. 

But downsizing is a big, often emotional decision to make. After all, we spend most of our time in our homes, making memories and building our lives. So, how do you know when it’s really time to make that change and downsize? 

Let’s take a look at three signs that show it’s time to downsize your home.

Maintenance and chores are too much to handle

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Homes need to be kept up. Home repairs and other maintenance chores are important not just for your well-being but also for the value of your property—over time these tasks can become more difficult and expensive if they aren’t kept up with regularly. 

But regular upkeep is also important for your safety. A cluttered home can be difficult to navigate and cause other hazards, too. 

Downsizing eliminates most of those chores, especially the larger more involved projects around the home. Having someone else taking care of this work makes life more manageable and gives you peace of mind. Plus, you’ll have more free time on your hands to enjoy life! 

You’re worried about safety

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Large houses and stairs often become a safety issue. In fact, millions of people sustain injuries from falling every year. And in larger houses, it can be far more difficult to get to a phone in the event of an emergency. 

Smaller spaces are easier to navigate and take away a lot of those risk factors, providing a cozy, manageable space to call home. Plus, many active adult communities offer added safety features as a standard option in your new home! 

You need to make financial changes

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Large houses can be expensive—plus they come with large bills for heat, electricity, gas, and water. And as we get older, incomes often decrease, making it difficult to pay those bills with room left over for everything else. 

Finding a smaller place to live can cut out a lot of those exorbitant bills. And when you downsize, the money that you’re saving can be used for other financial endeavors like paying off debts, investments, or just having some fun! 

Active Adult Communities Are a Great Place to Call Home

If any of these signs apply to your situation, it might be time to consider downsizing into a smaller home. Active Adult Living offers exciting opportunities for easy living, tons of amenities, social activities, and much more! 

If you’re thinking about downsizing, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to help you explore all of the incredible communities in the Triangle area and find your perfect place to call home! 

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