rightsizing your home Archives - Greenwald and Gerke Real Estate
Have you heard of the “tiny home” trend that is sweeping through the country? People of all ages are walking away from large homes to simplify their lives by living in a smaller space. Even if you aren’t interested in this minimalist lifestyle, there are some benefits to choosing the right home for retirement.
Many people call it downsizing, but we like to refer to it as “rightsizing.” Just because you choose a different home for retirement, doesn’t mean that you are downgrading your lifestyle. In fact, there are many benefits to choosing a home that is a better fit for what you need. Here are three of the biggest benefits that you might enjoy:
1. Maximize Retirement Savings
Regardless of the size of your retirement fund, it is smart to be careful with your spending during this time of life. Smaller homes are cheaper to maintain, and you will save money in property taxes, utility bills, and other fees.
2. Simple Lifestyle
How much time do you spend on upkeep and care for a large home? Instead of spending your retirement days dusting unused bookshelves and scrubbing too many toilets, you can simplify your life. A smaller space means less stuff, which in turn helps to simplify the daily tasks that are required to keep the property clean and in order.
3. Free Up Your Lifestyle
It is common to dream about traveling during retirement, and a small home makes it easier to make these dreams become a reality. If you are planning to leave your home for an extended period, then it is much easier to take off if you have a smaller space. Traveling can be a burden with a big house and a large yard, but it is a breeze with a smaller space.
At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we are experts in the real estate industry. We want to help you find the right property to help you enjoy your retirement years. If you are ready to “rightsize” your home, then we invite you to contact our team to learn more about the services that are offered: (844) 782-9674