For the moment, busy local family leaders (we used to call them ‘parents’) don’t even have time to think about downsizing.
They are too busy being chauffeurs, homework enforcers,
line cooks, weekend trip organizers, gardeners, housekeepers, and – oh, that’s
right – breadwinners.
But ‘way out there in the future there really does come a
time when the children will have left home. It may take a few months after that
happens for the dust to settle, but when empty nesters finally look up, many
find that the very same somewhat-cramped household that seemed barely able to accommodate
the family now looks…sort of large. Large and a bit empty. An empty, echoing,
dust-gathering, property tax-attracting void. Except for holiday gatherings,
it’s beginning to look like an expensive, maintenance dollar-sucking- well, you
get the picture!
It can happen at any time, but usually it will follow a
moment (perhaps after a heater breakdown in one of the now-unoccupied kids’
bedrooms) when the homeowner begins to feel strangely attracted to one of the area
townhomes for sale.
“Small is the new
big,” is the way one California real estate agent in a luxury community put
it. Not only is a townhome more
practical when it comes to upkeep and maintenance, but as the long-predicted
demographic tsunami of Baby Boomers breaks hard onto the shores of retirement,
viewing townhomes for sale is actually beginning to become quite
fashionable. Imagine: leaving behind the hassle of large home repairs and large
utility bills in favor of community-manicured walkways and (pat self on back) a
Many of the townhomes for sale in today’s market are in
truth the size of a small house. As
such, townhomes can be a nice compromise between the big house you are selling
and other options for downsizing like condos or apartments. On the plus side, a
townhome is often more private than a condominium and can feature 1- or 2-car
garages, private decks or even small patios or yards
Despite the financial and practical advantages, sometimes
sentiment can prevent those family leaders from making the change. It is, after
all is said and done, most important to call ‘home’ the place where you can
find a peaceful and happy life. It’s a uniquely personal decision.
If you are considering downsizing and would like to learn
more about townhomes for sale in town, call me today. I can show you listings that fit your style
and budget – ones that might just turn into the next important step in your