Why And How To Downsize Your Home If You Are Living In An Empty Nest

Dated: May 28 2021

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Why And How To Downsize Your Home If You Are Living In An Empty Nest

If you have recently found yourself with an empty nest (or if it’s on the horizon), now is a good time to think about selling the family home and downsizing. All of the space you needed for raising kids is no longer necessary, so why keep your finances tied up in a home with space that’s going unused? Downsizing can free up your finances to fund your retirement. 

Why Downsize After the Kids Move Out?

Becoming an empty nester is a big change - not only for your grown kids, but for you and your spouse, too. It’s normal to feel an emotional attachment to the house where you raised your family, but choosing to downsize can give you more freedom for the next chapter in life. Below are just a few of the benefits you can experience from downsizing.

Boost Your Home’s Value to Make the Most of Downsizing

Doing a few minor updates, decluttering the property from top to bottom, and staging your home before selling can really increase your home’s value. Many empty nesters haven’t had the time to fix up their home over the years, so if yours is showing signs of wear or the style is outdated, now is the time to make it look fresh and modern. 

Find a New Home for Your New Chapter

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed about finding a new place to live, but it can be a much simpler process when you’re downsizing than when you were looking for a home that your family could grow in. Focus on finding one with enough space to keep you comfortable but not more than you need, and look in areas that will meet your needs for working, socializing, and growing old. When you start looking for a house, you’ll need to ask yourself the right questions.

If you’ve been on the fence about downsizing, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before deciding what’s best for you. The good news is that you don’t have to put a lot of time and money into fixing up your home. Even making a few inexpensive, simple updates can help you get the best value when selling, which means you can really make the most of the cost savings you’ll get from downsizing. 

When you’re ready to downsize into a new Savannah home, be sure to contact Jenny Rutherford Real Estate! 912-388-2828

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Guest blog by Tina Martin

Tina Martin stays busy as a life coach and works hard to help herself and her clients achieve a healthy work-life balance. She started ideaspired.com as a side project to reach as many people as possible, and encourage them to put their dreams first.

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Jenny Rutherford

Meet Jenny Rutherford Jenny Rutherford Real Estate, LLC. Where did you grow up? I grew up on a farm at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. I've lived in several states, including Virgi....

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