You’ve heard of downsizing and probably moving up, but how about rightsizing? Is that even a thing? Well, it’s exactly what I specialize in. Finding the right size home for your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget. Finding the right size of home has a huge impact not only on your day-to-day life but your cost of living, comfort, and future plans.
Sure, we can talk about square footage but is that really what the goal is? It’s important to know what you have now so that you know what you are looking for. If you have no idea how much square footage you have but you do know that you have two bedrooms and you’d like three in your next house, let’s start with that. Find out how much square footage you’re currently living in so that you know if you’d like more home or less.
For instance, if you find out that you’re living in about 1000 ft.² with two bedrooms, are you looking to move up into just more bedrooms or more space in general? Are you planning on expanding your family? Do you need more rooms for storage, work, or another usage? Do you like the idea of having 1000 ft.² but maybe turning that into one bedroom rather than having to smaller bedrooms? These questions really help me determine what it is you’re looking for so that you enjoy your home every day for the comfort that it provides you.
There are a lot of larger luxury homes being built with just two bedrooms. This is a great option for empty-nesters, retirees, or those that just want more space with each bedroom.
Are you looking to downsize? Maybe you’ve had 3000 ft.² with five bedrooms and it’s just too much to keep up with. Downsizing to a 1500 square-foot home with two bedrooms might sound ideal. Remember, the more home you have, the more upkeep it will need and, the more energy it will take. Many people don’t even think about the monthly utility costs when upgrading to a larger home.
Estimate future needs. Because our lives are constantly evolving, what works and now may not work five years from now. It’s important to look at long-term homeownership. Owning a home is not something to be taken lightly. Most people own homes for at least two years or more, so it’s important to look at your life down the line to find out what works both now and then.
Do you plan on expanding your family? Do plan on caring for an aging parent or a law? Do you plan on downsizing and reducing the number of personal items and possessions? Will what’s affordable now be affordable in five years or 10 years? Of course, it’s almost impossible to predict these things, but having a plan for the future when buying the home now, will get you thinking in that mindset.
There are benefits to smaller homes as well as larger homes, but the point is what will be a benefit to you? That is my specialty; finding the right size house for your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget. I’d love to help guide you to the right home. You can start by browsing my website or simply contact me for a no hassle consultation on getting the right property for you.