by Stuart Neal
on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 11:24am.
In general, there is going to be some benefit to making a move. There will also be some drawbacks. Let’s examine this.
Pros to Moving
You get an opportunity to lose the stairs in your home & perhaps all of the yardwork & snow clearing
You have a chance to free up your equity for other things
You can move nearer to your family
You can travel
Perhaps you can move to a safer or quieter area
Cons to Moving
You may have to get used to a smaller living space
You may have to give up some of your (unused) possessions
You may have to find new service providers i.e. hairdresser, doctor etc.
You may have to say goodbye to your neighbours
Moving can be stressful
Do the exercise. Weigh the pros and cons. Add a value (from 1 to 10) to each Pro and Con. If the Pros outweigh the Cons (or vice versa) you can let this experience guide your decision.
As inspiration for this article I referred to a wonderful book you may wish to purchase. It’s called The Best of the Rest – Downsizers for Seniors and Boomers (Senior Moves ISBN 978-0-9948631-2)
About the author:
Stuart Neal is an accredited Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®). Many of his clients are downsizers. You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®
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