There’s a reason why “tiny houses” are a hot trend right now. Finding a smaller and more economical place to live, whether it is because you are close to retirement, are in the midst of a divorce, or recently found yourselves as empty nesters, the number of Americans downsizing their homes has skyrocketed in recent years.

A smaller, home often leaves you with more money in your pocket for traveling, paying off debt, helping your grand kids with college tuition, and much more. Not to mention the fact you’ll have a smaller mortgage! Maintenance costs go down, property taxes are often less (depending on where you move) and you don’t need as much “stuff” so you can start to purge the closets of all the collected junk from over the years.

On the flip side, if you’ve imagined having more than one residence, downsizing your current home and lowering your cost-of-living might help you to purchase a second property.

Whatever the reason, downsizing minimizes your environmental impact; a smaller property requires less energy and can decrease your carbon footprint. Not to mention, downsizing often means a much simpler life. Though it may be daunting, going through a lifetime’s worth of belongings and clearing out what you don’t need, want, or use will leave you feeling relieved and likely revitalized!

There are many reasons to consider downsizing, and it is a big decision. Overall, smaller generally costs less and less often means less stressful! If you think downsizing might be in your future, I would be happy to help you through the process. Please email me or call me and let’s sit down and talk about the best way to get started.