Over the past decade, people have been buying homes with one thing in mind: bigger is better. But is it? Lately we are starting to see people looking to simplify their lives, pare down – become more minimalist. Bigger is not necessarily better when buying a home. A smaller property can provide you with more time, freedom, and money while giving you that piece of mind you need to live a stress free life.
Downsizing has become more common lately especially with the high cost of living and the downturn in the economy. It’s not just about the financial side of things, people are starting to value experiences more than anything, and downsizing gives them those opportunities. To downsize or not? That is the question. Check out some of these benefits of downsizing below, to find out if it’s for you.
1) More Time
Having a smaller home means a lot less chores to do around the house. There is less to clean and less to maintain giving you more time to spend with your family. Imagine having to clean two bathrooms instead of four? One can only dream. Having more time will give you the ability to focus on what’s really important to you!
2) More Money
Downsizing almost always means spending less. Mortgages and monthly bills can add up every month leaving people feeling stressed. Purchasing a smaller home can save you thousands of dollars every month allowing you to put that money towards experiences, travel and the things that you are passionate about.
3) Less Stress
Every day we try to ignore the stresses that plague our lives thinking that each year things will get better, but that is not necessarily always the case. With more money to play with and less to maintain you can spend more time doing what you love and doing things that keep you happy and healthy. Don’t get me wrong your life won’t be completely stress free, that’s what kids are for right?
Ahhhh freedom. We suddenly become adults and think that we have all the freedom in the world but then we quickly realize that we are strapped down by a mortgage, a job, household chores and all the other mundane tasks we do in our day to day. Downsizing can help to give you some of your freedom back. You might be able to pay your mortgage faster, giving you financial freedom- more towards your retirement nest egg or dream travel plans. And living in a smaller, maintenance-free home might mean you can take off at the last minute to your dream destination without a worry in the world.
Keep in mind, downsizing doesn’t mean you have to downgrade. Once you sell your larger home and move into a smaller home, you can still have a lot of the high-end features that make a house a beautiful home. Check out Legend of Legacy and The Ridges on Middleton to see some of the beautiful features we provide, maintenance-free living starting in the 340’s. Learn more about Aldebaran Homes and discover your new lifestyle. Living with more time, money, freedom and less stress.