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Trends towards Downsizing Continue


In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards downsizing and living in smaller homes. While some may view this as a sacrifice, there are actually numerous benefits to living in a smaller space. In this post, we will explore some of the advantages of downsizing and how it can lead to a simpler, more fulfilling life. (If you're upsizing, I recommend this post about a home in Arden, NC, just down the road from Mills River.)


1) Lower Costs

One of the most significant benefits of living in a smaller home is the cost savings. Smaller homes typically have lower monthly mortgage or rent payments, lower property taxes, and lower utility bills. Additionally, downsizing often means reducing the amount of possessions you own, which can lead to significant savings on furniture, decor, and other household items.

2) More Sustainable Lifestyle

Smaller homes or condos require less energy to heat and cool, which can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Additionally, living in a smaller space often encourages a simpler lifestyle with fewer possessions and less waste. Smaller homes also typically require less maintenance, which means less energy and resources are required for repairs and upkeep.


3) More Free Time

With a smaller home, you'll spend less time cleaning and maintaining your space. This means you'll have more time for hobbies, spending time with loved ones, or pursuing other interests. Additionally, smaller homes or condos often require less time and effort for landscaping and outdoor maintenance.

4) Increased Sense of Community

Living in a smaller space can lead to a greater sense of community. Smaller homes or condos often have shared common areas, such as gardens or courtyards, that encourage social interaction and community building. Additionally, living in a smaller space often means living closer to neighbors, which can lead to more frequent interactions and a greater sense of belonging.


5) More Flexibility

Smaller homes or condos often offer more flexibility in terms of location and lifestyle. Because they are generally less expensive than larger homes, downsizing can allow you to live in a more desirable location or to have more flexibility in terms of your work or travel schedule. Additionally, smaller homes or condos are often easier to sell or rent, which means you have more flexibility if you decide to move in the future.


In conclusion, there are numerous benefits to living in a smaller home or condo. From cost savings to increased free time and a greater sense of community, downsizing can lead to a simpler, more fulfilling life. So if you're considering downsizing, don't be afraid to take the leap and explore the benefits of a smaller space. Here are all the homes and condos available UNDER 2500 sq.ft. in Buncombe and Henderson Counties.


Feel free to reach out to us if we can help you buy, sell, or invest in the Mills River, Hendersonville, Asheville or surrounding areas!


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