The Senior-Friendly Guide to Downsizing Your Home
Guest blog by Andrea Needham from eldersday.org.
There are a lot of reasons to downsize in your golden years. Whether you want to move closer to family, relocate to a more attractive retirement destination, or just find a home better suited to your budget and lifestyle, downsizing can help you achieve your goals.
Before you can reap the benefits of a downsized home, you need to prepare your home to sell, determine what you need from a downsized home, and plan your move. It’s a lot to accomplish, but these resources can help.
Setting a Price for Your Home
How to price your home to get the highest offer.
How to run home comps and why they matter.
Fixing Up Your Home to Sell — Or Not
The most important things to repair before selling a house.
5 most profitable home improvements you should make before selling your home.
You can sell a fixer-upper as is, but should you?
Hiring Pros for Your Big Move
How to interview a prospective agent to sell your home.
Home staging: What it costs and if it’s worth it.
Does it make financial sense to hire a cleaning service?
Deciding Where to Move
Figure out how much house you can afford.
How to buy a senior-friendly home.
5 senior living alternatives: Finding a home that fits your lifestyle.
Downsizing to a condo: pros and cons.
Budgeting for a New Home
5 steps to buying a home that won’t bust your budget.
How to get a mortgage once you are retired.
Mortgage assistance programs for veterans.
Fit Medicare plans into your budget.
Packing Up the House
How to downsize: 13 tips to help you declutter.
16 best books about downsizing and decluttering your life.
Moving is never easy, but with these tips, your downsize will be as close to a stress-free move as it gets! If you need more help downsizing for your golden years, connect with local experts who can help make your downsizing dreams a reality.