Claudia Lefebvre

The Upsides of Downsizing

Empty nesters? Retirees? Or simply looking forward to investing your leisure time into fun activities other than maintaining a big house every week?

Whatever the reason motivating your desire to move into a smaller space, trading a large property for a tinier model has a number of perks.

In the last decades, town homes and condos have grown in popularity in the coveted West Island area, and construction companies have remained faithful to the high quality standards the region is known for. To help you make an enlightened decision, let me share with you some of the potential benefits of downsizing.

One of the main advantages of owning a condo or a smaller house is the ease of maintenance. Less time fixing, cleaning, and maintaining the house, and let’s not forget very limited or inexistent landscaping and outdoor maintenance. Fewer chores, more leisure time! That’s a big win! Also, more often than not, town homes and condos are conveniently located in areas close to all commodities. Proximity and convenience, we love it! Don’t we always need something at the grocery store?

Trading your house for a condo also means that you are always ready to go out the door and leave for extended periods of time. No special attention is required other than closing your windows, locking your door, and securing your condo. Unless, of course, you have cats to feed or plants to water, but other than that with a condo you can go away worry-free which is certainly not the case when you own a house.

Another benefit of moving into a smaller space is the cost saving component. You can save big bucks on monthly expenses such as electricity, heating, and insurance, just to name a few.

Finally, nowadays, most condos offer a wide range of amenities, such as exterior/indoor pools, a hot tub, a gym, a playground for kids, BBQs, as well as lounge and reception areas that can be rented out for special events at a minimal cost.

Treat yourself to more time and money to spend doing what you love, and less time spent cleaning and maintaining a big house. Downsizing does have a lot of upsides!

If you are thinking about getting a smaller place and need help sorting out what to keep and what to leave behind, please feel free to give me a call. I will be more than happy to assist you in finding a new place and figuring it all out.

All my best,


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