Living Smaller

I had open houses at two very different properties this weekend, one more than twice the size of the other, and potential buyers at both homes talked about downsizing. It was interesting that the smaller home, one that would typically be considered a perfect first home, had even more downsizing buyers looking at it than first-time homebuyers.


The question of how small is too small also came up, which reminded me of a post I did a couple years ago on the small house movement… which made me think of how living small can also reduce your imprint on the environment… and made me think of the Passive House in the Woods in Hudson, WI, that makes more energy than it consumes.

Size, just like most everything else, depends on your frame of reference. If you are moving from a 4,500 sq ft house, a 3,000 sq ft townhouse will likely feel like downsizing… and so on…

Living smaller means different things to different people and can happen for many different reasons. It often takes place in stages. Whatever your stage or reason, living smaller can have the benefit of actually living larger… downsizing can help you focus on what is truly most important in your life.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - EmailDownsizing Realtor


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