Downsizing

Now Might Be the Time to Sell*

Posted on May 25, 2020 in Downsizing



*If you foresee the need to sell some time in the next 6-12 months.

If you know me, you know that I’m the last person to rush my clients into doing anything they aren’t ready to do or don’t want to do. I don’t believe in scare tactics, I don’t meet with brand new clients with contracts already pre-filled out in my bag, and I don’t twist the truth to...

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We Need to See the Real in Real Estate

Posted on Nov 09, 2018 in Downsizing


Real estate advertising would have you think that the story goes something like this:

Homeowner gets a promotion, immediately wants a bigger and better house. Calls real estate broker who runs over that day, gives homeowner a price on the spot, contract pre-filled so homeowner just has to sign. Real estate broker whips out her phone, takes pictures...

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Moving and Life-Preservers: When Downsizing is Right-Sizing

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Downsizing


This post is ninth in the series on my family’s decision to downsize. Links to previous posts can be found at the end of this article.

I want to say that once we had made the decision to downsize, chosen where we wanted to go, found the right home for us, figured out how to pay for the new home, de-crapified our current home, put it on the market an...

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We Have Too Much Crap: When Downsizing is Right-Sizing

Posted on Aug 01, 2017 in Downsizing


This post is eighth in the series on my family’s decision to downsize. Links to previous posts can be found at the end of this article.

So you’ve decided to downsize. Whether it’s for financial reasons, peace of mind, an ego check, simplifying your life, or moving to a neighbourhood that better suits you, sooner or later you will have to deal with t...

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Pick Your Poison and Buckle Up: When Downsizing is Right-Sizing

Posted on Jul 16, 2017 in Downsizing


This post is seventh in the series on my family’s decision to downsize: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Links to previous posts can be found at the end of this article.

What sounds worse to you: owning and paying for two homes at the same time, not knowing how long that will go on? Or having sold your current home without knowing where you’re going...

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The Next Reality Check: When Downsizing is Right-Sizing

Posted on Jul 09, 2017 in Downsizing


This post is the sixth in a series on my family’s decision to downsize. Links to previous posts can be found at the end of this article.

By now, my family and I had decided that it was time to downsize. We had even planned where we wanted to move AND — talk about putting the cart before the horse — we had even chosen the house we wanted to downsize...

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