Uncategorized January 12, 2024

Where We Live – Different Chapters Of Our Lives


As we move through our lives our housing needs change. There was a time in the New York metro area when many retirees sold their homes and moved down south. Today we are seeing a definite shift with many of those folks deciding to stay put. The draw of NYC and having the beautiful Hudson Valley at your fingertips is no doubt enticing, yet the need to be near family and friends is also a big motivator. With the many choices in housing opportunities, the need to stay has become easier. Redefining our needs can be a crucial reality check and that means considering those options.

Rightsizing vs downsizing, is focused on what your needs are right now and the near future. The term downsizing can have a negative connotation when it really is just perspective; simply by meditating and being thoughtful of what your new needs and lifestyle are can open up your options. Perhaps your home is feeling too big, maybe the kids are gone. Maybe you are newly single, or an unexpected good fortune came your way and you would like to make a move! Whatever the reason, making the right change to suit your situation can be quite liberating. Rightsizing is all about doing what is right for you in that time period of your life.

We all go through so many changes throughout our lives, and where and how we live becomes one of the most important decisions we can make. Taking the time to evaluate where you want to be in your life for both short and long term can be a game changer. I know many folks who move to Westchester County from NYC looking for more space with an easy commute, often relying on Metro North. Then there are those jobs that allow them to telecommute, and the need for extra workspace in their home. This all becomes about what is the right situation for YOU.

The “less is more” concept can mean a home for your current lifestyle can actually leave more money in your pocket. Whether it’s a different location that is enticing to you with lower taxes, or a layout that suits your needs making an adjustment regarding your home can be a positive life altering decision.

If you’re ready to find a home that suits your lifestyle, or simply talk a game plan to get to such place, feel free to contact us, where we can assist with getting you to your next chapter.