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Downsizing 101: Top Considerations For Moving To A Smaller Space

Downsizing 101: Top Considerations For Moving To A Smaller Space

The Kelowna real estate market has something for everyone! Are you currently considering downsizing in 2018? Perhaps the kids left in September for University and it is time to embrace “Empty Nester” mode with a dwelling that has you spending less time cleaning and more time enjoying! The Kelowna Real Estate Company and Sean Skuter can help you find exactly what you are seeking. Homes, acreages and condominiums are not staying on the market very long. Now is an excellent time to start your new year in a home more conducive to your current lifestyle.

De-cluttering, Donating and Letting Go

Many homeowners take the opportunity to reassess their needs vs. wants throughout the year and especially during Christmas and winter. Let’s face it, the days are chillier and we find ourselves spending more time indoors when our favourite beaches and patios are closed for the season. Now is a great time to determine which heirlooms and sentimental items will be travelling with you to your next abode. While it can be difficult for many to make the time to creep into those dark basement shelves and visit the storage shed or facility, this is an integral part of the moving process. Save your back and your wallet from moving unnecessary items all over the Okanagan. Downsizing is an opportunity to cleanse your physical and emotional states to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Use it or lose it Kelowna! Thankfully, many excellent volunteer services offer curbside pickup with a little forethought. Schools, woman’s shelters, Inn From the Cold, the Kelowna Gospel Mission and a variety of donation drop of points are abundant throughout our city.

The Kelowna Real Estate Company Can Help You Determine Your Needs

How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you really need? Are you currently spending too much time taking care of a giant lawn and garden space? Perhaps, you desire more gardening time in your retirement future. Are you missing out on weekend hikes, bike rides and being on the lake because you have too much stuff to repair, clean or put away? Determining what kind of lifestyle you are seeking ahead of time can save you from falling in love with an unrealistic property. Maybe you wish to be steps from the beach or want to simply lock the door and leave on more vacations. Are pets a huge part of your life? Having your horse live on your own property will save you tons in boarding fees and travel time. Maybe having pet-friendly strata in your new condo is essential.

Lists and Vision Boards Can Help You Get Your Wish List Down

Prior to looking at listings, Remax Kelowna feels that clients enjoy more opportunities to be successful in their real estate endeavors if everyone is on the same page. This takes some self-reflection to determine what aspects of your home you currently love and which ones you are looking to improve on. It is a great idea to get brainstorming on paper with your family and friends to come up with you key list of priorities and another list of what you are willing to potentially compromise on. For instance, if privacy is high on your list, showing you homes that have 17 balconies looking down upon them is not ideal. If being on a bus route is a necessity, many of the rural properties will not suffice. If being closer to the office or a recreational facility will save you hours of travel time, the Kelowna Real Estate Company will be happy to find suitable properties as close to the vicinity you desire. The more specific you can be with your wish list, the better off our team can focus on delivering results.

Location Considerations in Kelowna

From lake view cottages to waterfront strata or acreages surrounded by wildlife, the Kelowna Real Estate Company can help you find your ideal location. Build that tiny home in your dream location or join a community building right down town. Regardless, of where you see yourself in 2018, we can definitely help you get there!

Sean Skuter Realtor
RE/MAX Kelowna #100 – 1553 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y6G1
C (250) 801-3654 O (250) 717-5000