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The Major Signs That You Are Ready to Downsize Your Home

Are there rooms in your home that you haven't been into for a couple of days...or longer? Do you find yourself shelling out more money than you can afford to stay in your home? If so, it's probably time to downsize your house. 

When you choose to downsize, you decide to save space, save money, and save your time on upkeeping a huge home. 

Check out these four signs that it's time to downsize your home. 

1. Your Children Have Moved Out 

Did you once have a house full of children and the feeling that there just wasn't enough space for everyone and everything? When the last child moves out of the house, suddenly that space starts to drastically expand again. There are bedrooms that no one uses and huge living and dining areas that go to waste. 

If all the kids have moved out, it's probably time to downsize your home. You can still find a new place with a guest bedroom and a dining room table big enough for when they come and visit. 

2. You're Exhausted by the Maintenance and Upkeep

Do you find yourself constantly tinkering around your house feeling like there's always something to fix, clean, or update? Trying to upkeep and maintain a huge space is exhausting. And what's the point if it's so much more than you need? 

Perhaps it's time to downsize and look for a smaller, newer home where you can kick your feet up and relax. 

3. Your Monthly House Expenses Exceed 30% of Your Income

30% of your monthly budget is the magic number that you should be spending on your mortgage and other house expenses according to the United States National Housing Act. 

If you're paying more than 30%, your house is considered a financial burden and this will become more significant when you stop working. If you downsize to one of the more affordable San Diego homes you can reduce expenses considerably. 

You'll be in a more financially secure situation, preparing for retirement, for the future, or for doing things you love. 

4. Your Home No Longer Fits Your Lifestyle 

As mentioned above, you may have a large family home yet all the family has moved out. When your home doesn't fit your lifestyle, it's a good sign that you should downsize your house. 

The family home is just one example. You may also have a house that was built for entertaining, yet no longer host the grand dinner parties and massive soirees. Or perhaps, you have a large backyard but you've lost interest in gardening. 

Whatever the case may be, consider your lifestyle and whether your home is still suitable. 

Are You Ready to Sell Your House and Save Space?

Selling a house or moving to a new home can be overwhelming and intimidating, but ultimately, the benefits of downsizing are worth it. You'll save space, ease financial burdens and live in a more suitable home. 

If you're ready to make the move, then contact us today. Serving our clients with honesty and loyalty is top of our list. We'll ensure that selling your house and finding a new one is as stress-free as possible.

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