There comes a stage in life, usually after retirement, when you start to feel the house is too quiet and peaceful. But it’s not a soothing calmness; it’s an eerie sensation that, makes you nervous.
The kids are gone, and you are tired of spending the days all alone. This is the right time to look for a smaller and simpler living option. In fact, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 23% of those most likely to be classed as, “empty nesters” or retirees, cited wanting a smaller home or to downsize as a reason for their latest move.
Here are five signs of letting you know when’s a good opportunity to find a smaller, easier to manage home or living arrangement.
With your children all gone to lead their lives, the house that seemed too small would feel like a mansion to you. No screams, no fights, and no thick batter.
The house just doesn’t feel the same without your kids, and with your retirement looming just round the corner, you
might want to think about moving to someplace less gloomy.
There’s just too much clutter than you can handle and it’s better to opt for a simpler living style. Retirement villages are one of the ways that people will opt to combat that isolation.
Retirement Living, especially when it can be enjoyed close to the coast can provide an opportunity for new social engagement and relationships.
Maintaining a house requires a lot of hard work and stamina, but you just want to relax. It’s been awhile since you’ve had the opportunity to spend some time on yourself but that grass won’t mow itself.
Your house has become a hassle for you, and you know your declining health won’t allow you to exert yourself much. You have worked all your life, and it’s time you finally let go of these problems and enjoy your life by moving into a smaller home.
Do you miss your family? Why not use some of your retirement fund to buy a house near them. This way, you’ll still have your independence and your family will be close enough for you to visit them frequently.
Even your family would be grateful for the opportunity to spend time with you, and your grandchildren would get to enjoy the joys of being spoiled by a grandparent.
Living all alone in that five-bedroom house just won’t do. The rooms are sitting idle, and you have to spend hours keeping them in shape.
You can always rent out the place and move into a smaller place that’ll be cheap and convenient for you. Not only will you get rid of expensive up keeping, but you also wouldn’t have to slave around whole day long cleaning up the place.
One of those expenses is the ongoing and inevitable cost of moving for those who rent. Over 84% of renters moved in the last five years. That’s a lot of movement among families and individuals. Longer lease agreements or the option to buy is a good reason to consider one more move.
You can Earn Big Time
After all these years, the value of your house has finally appreciated and it was too much of a hassle to take care of the huge house in any case.
Capitalize this opportunity and discuss your selling options with a qualified realtor. You might be in luck! This move will not only help you gain financial freedom, but the move to a smaller house would do you good in many ways.
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