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After devoting years to maintaining a large home and yard, you may be ready to downsize into something smaller and more manageable — especially if you’re hoping to live independently as you grow older. Alternatively, transitioning into a senior living community may be a better choice for you if you’re hoping to retire your home and yard maintenance responsibilities for good. For some tips and resources that will walk you through the process of downsizing your house for less stress and home upkeep as you grow older, check out the sections below!

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Estimate the Cost of Downsizing Your Home

Before making a move, make sure to review your finances and how much everything will cost. 

Get Your Home Ready to Sell

The sooner you start planning your move, the easier the entire process will be.

Decide Where You Want to Live

You’ll need to consider whether you want to age in place or move to an assisted living facility.

Explore Your Home Financing Options

Learn about mortgages and help that’s available to seniors.

Downsizing Tips for Caregivers: Helping Your Senior Loved One

Downsizing can be emotional and time-consuming. There are many ways to help senior loved ones with the downsizing process. 

Now that you’re familiar with the downsizing process, it’s time to start exploring your housing options, declutter your current home, and think about how you’re going to finance your new single-family house, condo, or senior living community. Downsizing isn’t a stress-free experience by any means, but these tips will help to eliminate some of your worries and uncertainties as you move onto the next great chapter in your life. 

Article written by Mike Longsdon