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.
1. Home prices will finally calm downReal estate values have been on t
"Jennifer held our hands through the process and kept us informed about what was happening. I asked thousands of questions and received great information. Jennifer was often available and worked with our busy schedule to help get things done. Even once we were in escrow, she was helpful with lots of recommendations for price estimates on the projects that the house needed even setting some of them up along with all the inspections. We are overjoyed to be the proud owners of a great new home and are so appreciative to Jennifer Martin for helping us find and buy that home!"