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next1737

Best article I've ever read about downsizing -- "rightsizing!"

   
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NE Broe
Great article! We've been thinking about downsizing and as we look at places we realize certain things, like a place to grill and a place to host visiting family, are important to us. The idea of setting a "top three" list is challenging -- but could be empowering.
   
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dmre

Our top four included ground floor single level living, attached garage, enough space to host holiday meals, and proximity to older family members. We got all four. We left behind 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, and yard. Not one of our purged items has been missed, but we spent a full year thinking through what we wanted in this new phase of our lives. We gained a condo that allows us to lock and go. We traded time given to yard work and snow shoveling for time spent with parents and grandchildren. We gained a home where we can truly age in place, surrounded by people and things we love.

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