Downsizing

There are many reasons to downsize. As we age our needs change, it is important to always keep a comfortable living environment and adapt to the changes around us.

Why Do You Want To Downsize?

For some of us it is no longer practical to climb the stairs everyday, or keep up with the maitenance of a large home. When children move out, we find ourselves left with empty rooms. The cleaning and maitenance becomes too much, especially when that space is no longer being used.

Tips to Make Downsizing Easy

  1. Consider Your Needs - Does your family visit often? Do you need space for hobbies? A home office? Storage? Picture your current lifestyle, what items do you use regularly? What items have been collecting dust?

  2. Sort your belongings into categories. A simple system of keep, toss, or donate, can help you move through a large portion of your belongings quickly.

  3. Avoid taking on your whole home at once - It can be taxing to to deal with all the memorabilia at once. It can helps sorting through your possesion room-by-room, rather than tackling your whole house at once.

  4. Go digital - Are boxes of pictures taking up sapce in your home? Consider moving your pictures to a digital format. Preserve these photos online and allow your whole family instant access to them. Switch to a digital frame and allow for a slideshow of all of your favourite photos. Your realtor can help you find someone to help with the transfer, or you can try for yourself and you may find yourself interested in a new hobby!

  5. Give yourself time to reminisce - It can be hard sorting through possesions and memorabilia. It's okay to take a break for awhile and let yourself experience the nostalgia. Take your time, but consider starting early so you can get the job done.

  6. Gift heirlooms to family - It can often be daunting to get rid of sentimental items. Consider gifting heirlooms to family members, this way they will still remain in your life, and you will still be able to revisit those memories without having to hold space for them in your own home.

  7. Work with the right realtor - If you're ever feeling overwhelmed, it's good to have a realtor that can help you through this process. Ray Riley works with a team of professionals that excel in getting your home organized, on the market, and find you a home that's just right for your needs.

  8. Stay Positive - It can be frusturating to downsize. Many people stuggle with nostalgia when moving homes. Remember to focus on the positives of getting into your new home!


Do Homeowners Need to Let Go Right Away?

It is beneficial to begin sorting through your belongings before the home goes on the market. This means that the transition will be smooth later, and you will be prepared and organized when the time comes to make the move into your new home. However, it takes time to sell a primary home, so prepare to list early so you're ready to act when you find your perfect home.


Thinking of Downsizing? These Bungalow Villas might be right for you...

Ready to start the process? Contact Ray Riley at (403)-270-7601 for your free home evaluation.

13 Properties
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$275,000
Condo: Dovista Court
3
Beds
2
Baths
893
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
6
Days on Site
A1154021
MLS ®
If LOCATION; CONDITION; PRICE , and of course TIMING, is the barometer for TOP VALUE IN REAL ESTATE then this just may be the "PERFECT 10" for YOU. This clean, "MOVE IN READY" villa style "END UNIT"...
$324,900
Subdivision: Dover
2
Beds
2
Baths
897
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A1153645
MLS ®
Beautifully upgraded! Amazing value! Move in and enjoy, no renovations required! Are you looking for a VILLA-STYLE BUNGALOW with an ATTACHED GARAGE? Are you eager to start travelling or simply...
$579,900
Subdivision: Palliser
1
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,316
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
14
Days on Site
A1153024
MLS ®
Briar Park Estates 55+ community! A very appealing bungalow villa with walk out basement and an attached double garage! Great living spaces with soaring 10ft vaulted ceilings on the main floor,...
$259,900
Condo: Dovely Court
2
Beds
2
Baths
774
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
15
Days on Site
A1152690
MLS ®
END UNIT | DEVELOPED BASEMENT | AIR CONDITIONING | SOUTH PATIO | Here is an amazing opportunity to secure what is arguably the best location in the complex. Welcome to Dovely Court, the sought after...
$788,800
Subdivision: Springbank Hill
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,705
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
28
Days on Site
A1148526
MLS ®
Welcome to this CUSTOM BUILT EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW in the premier VILLA COMMUNITY of Elysian Crescent. Over 2800 square feet of tastefully FINISHED elegance, without compromise. Your new home is loaded...
$388,800
Condo: Horizon Village Varsity
2
Beds
1
Baths
891
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
28
Days on Site
A1149553
MLS ®
RARE OPPORTUNITY, ADULT LIVING COMMUNITY....these villas don't come up too often. Open floor plan that has some wonderful features including some recent upgrades. The kitchen features with extensive...
Open 10/24
2667 Dovely Ct SE Calgary, AB T2B 3G7
$249,900
Condo: Dovely Court
2
Beds
2
Baths
756
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
31
Days on Site
A1148546
MLS ®
Open House Sunday October 24th....2:00 - 4:00....This bungalow is part of the sought after, very well kept, quiet, 50+ villa community of Dovely Court. This home has everything you need all on one...
$405,000
Condo: Heritage Village
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,182
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
39
Days on Site
A1146621
MLS ®
Beautiful 50+ bungalow Villa, dev'd walkout basement backing onto scenic ravine loaded with wild-life viewing opportunities. Very private, and serene setting. Large double attached garage. updated...
$429,000
Subdivision: Strathcona Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,001
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
42
Days on Site
A1145503
MLS ®
Your opportunity to live in the desirable 50+ community of Horizon Village Strathcona! This updated and well maintained walkout villa has generous sized rooms and is functionally designed to maximize...
$284,900
Condo: Horizon Village Sandstone
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
797
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
44
Days on Site
A1145487
MLS ®
Welcome to this tastefully updated, well maintained corner unit in Horizon Village Sandstone - a beautiful complex for adult living. With over 1400 square feet of developed living space, this bright...
$445,000
Condo: Manor Villas
2
Beds
3
Baths
1,168
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
49
Days on Site
A1143700
MLS ®
Amazing opportunity to own this beautiful Bungalow with over 2200 sqft of fully developed living space on the corner lot in Signal Hill. This condominium property in Manor Villas is one of a kind...
$399,900
Condo: Sienna Park Green Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,165
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
119
Days on Site
A1124039
MLS ®
Adult living at its finest in Sienna Park Green Village. It is not very often that these walkout bungalow villas come available. Abundant windows make this home extremely bright, with views of...

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