I asked, “When are you moving?” The man answered, “I’m not moving until they carry me out feet first!” I said, “What will they do with all your stuff?” The real question is: When is it time to downsize? The real answer is that it is never too soon. Most people want to wait and stay in their home as long as possible. The problem is that it costs a lot of money and it takes a lot of time to care for the home that was once your dream home. If you could save money, have a lot less home care responsibility AND have a very nice home to live in, not to mention more time to do what you always wanted to do, that would be great! So the answer is: Downsize 10 or 20 years earlier than you originally thought. Here is another reason why it is so important to DOWNSIZE NOW. Mortgage rates are still at historic lows, and you know what goes down must go up. The difference between a 5% loan and an 8% loan is huge and can make a difference in the affordability and quality of the downsized life and home you buy. There is something to be said, also, about the peace you will have when the responsibility and difficult transition is over. Get peace, get financial relief, get more time to do what you want. Downsize early.
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"Working with Jennifer Martin and her entire team in order to sell my home and
find a new home was a great experience! They were warm, friendly, helpful
and very responsive to the many questions and concerns I had throughout the
process. I felt like I was well represented and could trust them completely.
There is a definite feeling of family in working with Jennifer and her team. I
took comfort in knowing that Jennifer and her team have so much real estate
experience and could handle any challenge that arose.
Having never sold a home before, and not knowing what to expect, I could not
have been more pleased with the outcome. Both the purchase and sale of my
home were handled very efficiently. I would highly recommend Jennifer Martin
and her team for all your real estate needs.
Working with Gene O’Brien at Platinum Mortgage was also an absolute pleasure.
Gene makes you feel like he is advocating for you and you feel like a friend
instead of a customer."