Downsizing Your Home2018-02-02T10:21:34+00:00

THINKING ABOUT

Downsizing Your Home

If you think moving up in life means buying a bigger home, it’s time to set the record straight. Most American families have plenty of room to downsize their home without cramping their style.

THINKING ABOUT

Downsizing Your Home

If you think moving up in life means buying a bigger home, it’s time to set the record straight. Most American families have plenty of room to downsize their home without cramping their style.

THINKING ABOUT

Downsizing Your Home

If you think moving up in life means buying a bigger home, it’s time to set the record straight. Most American families have plenty of room to downsize their home without cramping their style.

Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home doesn’t always mean cramping your style.  The average new single-family homes come in at nearly 2,700 square feet, according to the latest Census data. You may not think that is very big until you look back at history. In 1950, the average home size was less than 1,000 square feet – and families were bigger back then.

Moving into a smaller home may fall under several categories.

You’re Moving, Anyway

Sometimes a job relocation can be the catalyst for changing home sizes. Especially if you’re moving to a more expensive area. Families who can afford sprawling homes in the Midwest may find that they are financially forced to downsize if they move to the east or west coasts where housing is significantly more expensive.

Living on One Income

If one parent needs to stay home with the kids, moving into a smaller home can help. Smaller homes generally come with smaller mortgages and are also less expensive to heat, decorate and maintain because big-ticket items like replacing a roof will not cost as much.

You Want to Live More Simply with More Income

When moving you seem to sift through items that have been around for years, sometimes decades. Donating things you haven’t used recently to local thrift centers helps others as well.  Or selling items at a garage sale will help save dollars. The money you save on a smaller mortgage can translate into the things you’ve always wanted to do.  Plan that dream vacation or just go shopping. Add some fun to your life!

Downsizing Your Home
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    Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. This information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify properties consumers may be interested in purchasing or selling.

Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home doesn’t always mean cramping your style.  The average new single-family homes come in at nearly 2,700 square feet, according to the latest Census data. You may not think that is very big until you look back at history. In 1950, the average home size was less than 1,000 square feet – and families were bigger back then.

Moving into a smaller home may fall under several categories.

You’re Moving, Anyway

Sometimes a job relocation can be the catalyst for changing home sizes. Especially if you’re moving to a more expensive area. Families who can afford sprawling homes in the Midwest may find that they are financially forced to downsize if they move to the east or west coasts where housing is significantly more expensive.

Living on One Income

If one parent needs to stay home with the kids, moving into a smaller home can help. Smaller homes generally come with smaller mortgages and are also less expensive to heat, decorate and maintain because big-ticket items like replacing a roof will not cost as much.

You Want to Live More Simply with More Income

When moving you seem to sift through items that have been around for years, sometimes decades. Donating things you haven’t used recently to local thrift centers helps others as well.  Or selling items at a garage sale will help save dollars. The money you save on a smaller mortgage can translate into the things you’ve always wanted to do.  Plan that dream vacation or just go shopping. Add some fun to your life!

Downsizing Your Home
  • Property Location

  • Contact Person

    Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. This information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify properties consumers may be interested in purchasing or selling.

Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home doesn’t always mean cramping your style.  The average new single-family homes come in at nearly 2,700 square feet, according to the latest Census data. You may not think that is very big until you look back at history. In 1950, the average home size was less than 1,000 square feet – and families were bigger back then.

Moving into a smaller home may fall under several categories.

You’re Moving, Anyway

Sometimes a job relocation can be the catalyst for changing home sizes. Especially if you’re moving to a more expensive area. Families who can afford sprawling homes in the Midwest may find that they are financially forced to downsize if they move to the east or west coasts where housing is significantly more expensive.

Living on One Income

If one parent needs to stay home with the kids, moving into a smaller home can help. Smaller homes generally come with smaller mortgages and are also less expensive to heat, decorate and maintain because big-ticket items like replacing a roof will not cost as much.

You Want to Live More Simply with More Income

When moving you seem to sift through items that have been around for years, sometimes decades. Donating things you haven’t used recently to local thrift centers helps others as well.  Or selling items at a garage sale will help save dollars. The money you save on a smaller mortgage can translate into the things you’ve always wanted to do.  Plan that dream vacation or just go shopping. Add some fun to your life!

Downsizing Your Home
  • Property Location

  • Contact Person

    Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. This information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify properties consumers may be interested in purchasing or selling.

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Pat Talbert licensed with Woyak and Company Realty

Pat Talbert
Pat Talbert

REALTOR®, GRI, SRES

I have completed the Senior Real Estate Specialist Course. The course (2 full 8-hour days) provides licensed Realtors with skills and resources for working in the 50+ age group. Aging in place, independent living, tax matters, legal matters and financing options are some of the topics. Having the SRES designation, allows me to network information, stay up to date with E-newsletters, websites for seniors and provide resources for the 50+ crowd. If you are in need of this type of information, contact me and we can discuss potential options.

Pat Talbert Real Estate Group
Woyak and Company Realty

11588 Fairview #200
Boise, ID 83713

208.780.9020

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