Downsizing your house in Nashville or Franklin comes with a lot of perks! Nowhere does it say that you have to hold onto your house forever. Check out some of these great benefits you can achieve by downsizing your house in Middle Tennessee!
As the years go by, what we need in a house will likely change. It can be great to have a spacious house with lots of bedrooms to keep everyone comfortable. But as people move away, the empty spaces can become more of a burden. How much is your large house costing you to own? Our article “How Much is Hesitating to Sell Your Nashville House Really Costing You? may help you decide sooner rather than later to downsize.
Is all of the time and costs spent to maintain the house really worth it? Some people may not have even considered the idea of downsizing as they are so comfortable in their homes. However, it’s important to consider just what exactly you will be able to do with all of your extra time and money. I have always said moving is a good thing because it reduces clutter!
#1 – Less To Maintain
It’s no secret that a smaller house will require less work. You won’t have so many rooms to dust, as many carpets to vacuum, or as many bathrooms to clean. When it comes to repairs, you’ll likely spend less as there is less to go wrong. Fewer windows to break, fewer spots for the roof to leak, and fewer tiles to chip. If you downsize to a house with a smaller yard, you’ll spend less time pulling weeds and running the lawn-mower, and more time relaxing on your patio with a cool drink in your hand. Ok, let’s admit it, large lawns take a lot of time to cut, trim, fertilize, and water.
#2 – Fewer Places To Stash Away Junk
If you have six closets in your house, there is a good chance you will fill up every single one. Whether it be with clothes or other items you are holding onto. Now let’s say you move into a house with only two closets. You’ll need to downsize your stuff in order to comfortably fit into your new home. This process can seem overwhelming for many home sellers, but when all is said and done, letting go of the junk you’ve been holding onto for years can be very cleansing and therapeutic. If it’s not something you use regularly or something with extreme sentimental value, you should consider selling the item or donating it to someone who will get better use from it.
#3 – Lower Utility Bills
A smaller house will not only cost less to maintain, but it will also cost less to heat and cool. A house with large square footage, vaulted ceilings, or poor insulation can cost a fortune. But a smaller, more energy-efficient home, can potentially slash your utility bills in half. If you bought your house many years ago for your growing family, you likely once needed all of the space. But if you have rooms that are sitting empty, is it really worth the additional costs? What could you be doing with all the money you save by downsizing your house in Columbia or Springfield?
#4 – Cash In The Bank
Have you always wanted to tour Europe? Or invest in a commercial real estate venture? Or maybe you want to start your own business? When you sell a house that is too big for you, you will be able to take your proceeds and do anything you wish! Why hold onto a house that isn’t right for you and that costs more money than necessary? By downsizing your house in Murfreesboro or Franklin you will be able to quickly have the cash you need t take the next great step in your life.
#5 – The Opportunity To Find A Better House
Let’s say you decide to sell your 5-bedroom house which is entirely too big for your current needs. You could, in turn, take your proceeds and get a pretty amazing 2-bedroom house in a location you’ve always dreamed of. A high-end neighborhood, a place downtown, or a place by the sea. All of these can be an option when you sell a house that has become too large. Downsizing a property that is less than ideal for where you are at today, can help you find your dream property that is better suited to your current needs.
Another big benefit of downsizing and buying a smaller house is all the upgrades, new styles, and technology improvements. It is really nice adding a 5-burner gas stovetop with a large hood to your kitchen. Maybe upgrading to granite or quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms appeal to you. Style-wise many people are loving the new neutrals, open concept, brass hardware on white or blue cabinets, and designer lights. I see many people adding the beach look to their new houses too. Technology in today’s home is limitless with touch controls for everything including opening and closing window blinds, temperature controls, and security away from the home.
Making Downsizing Simple
If you have lived in your house for a long time, the idea of moving may seem overwhelming. What do you do with all of those things you have accumulated over the years? How will it feel to wake up in a new place? Our article “8 Tips for Downsizing Your Home” will provide you with a step by step process of downsizing your house. There is a system for downsizing and this article will help you.
Working with Southern Homes Investments can make the process simple. All you have to do is determine which items you want to keep, and we will handle the rest. With a listing, you will have to make all repairs, and clean up and clean out the house entirely. When you sell your house directly to Southern Homes Investments, we will handle any of the unwanted items you wish to leave behind. Our goal is to make the selling transition as easy on you as possible and close at a time that is convenient for you.
Thinking about downsizing your house in Smyrna or Clarksville? We can make the process a breeze! Reach out today for more information! 615-500-4466 or check us out at www.southernhomesinvestments.com.
Disclaimer: David Wright is a licensed real estate agent in Tennessee and this article is not a solicitation to list your house.