EVERYBODY’S DOING IT (or so it seems) DOWNSIZING IN 2017

Posted by Ben Olive on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 3:42pm.

 

LESS IS MORE

It seems that the spirit of “less is more” is contagious—we are meeting people all the time who are on the move upward to a better life through downsizing.

A change of lifestyle can be a very energizing thing.  As we free ourselves of possessions and the space needed to house them, we are liberated—released of responsibility.

Isn’t it time to change the pace?  About time to really take control and bring it all down to a scale that is manageable—so that you are not possessed by your possessions, a warden, caretaking in a house that has outlived its purpose for you?  

Why not consider something smaller, something new for you, some place where you’ll actually utilize and enjoy all the space?  Take a look at 80 Hendricks Isle, or 1 Las Olas Circle as examples of condominiums or 712 Solar Isle as another great option.

WE ALL LIVE IN TWO OR THREE ROOMS ANYWAY

Don’t you agree?  Or two or three spots in the house, right?

If you really think about it, rather than setting limitations, downsizing can create boundless opportunity.

If you want to let go and are yearning to breathe free, we can help.  We have a downsizing checklist to help you on your way.

CHANGE OF VIEW?

Have you always dreamed of an ocean view?  Or is it finally time to enjoy the boating lifestyle on a smaller scale?  We can show you properties that will make your wishes come true, like 4322 El Mar Drive #10 and 1933 SE 21st Avenue.

What kind of new, smaller residence do you want?  A nice spot on a golf course?  How about a townhouse or condo? Take a look at 3916 Country Club Lane, 715 Bayshore Drive, or 3055 Harbor Drive.

3270 S Terra Mar Drive, 96 Fiesta Way and 5590 NE 31st Avenue are all places where you could feather a very cozy nest.

You have nothing to fear!  Re-evaluate your space, and by subtracting, add to your happiness!

First things first:

 SEEK EXPERT ADVICE

Meet with the Professionals in your life--your financial advisor, attorney, accountant and Realtor.

Discuss your plans, your tax status and how best to structure the sale of your current property and purchase of your new one.

Perhaps you are making a full-time move to Florida.  Your attorney can fill you in on the fabulous tax advantages that come with a Florida residency.  Hackleman, Olive & Judd are attorneys who can show you the reasons why Florida residency makes such good financial sense.

While you’re at it, update your will and health directives.  You can breathe a big sigh of relief knowing you have everything under control. 

SPEAK WITH AT LEAST THREE REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

Discuss your goals, wants, and needs.

Find out what your present home is worth, get an estimated time for the sale, and advice about what you’ll have to do to make your home market-ready.

The experts at FLORIDA LUXURIOUS PROPERTIES can help you realize your dreams, secure the best terms for both the sale of your old property and the purchase of your new home, and make the process of moving forward seamless and stress-free.

Call us.  Let’s talk about next steps.  Your new home should reflect the way you choose to live your life now, today, in this moment.  Embrace change and enjoy a whole new sense of real estate perspective.

HOME SWEET (smaller) HOME – your new mantra!

Looking for the good life?  You’ll find it, every day, in Fort Lauderdale, the top destination for the serious yachtsman due to the proximity to the islands and opportunities for charter business.  Please see our website, www.dockyourmegayacht.com  

Thank you for reading this article and be sure to contact me, Julie Jones-Bernard of FLORIDA LUXURIOUS PROPERTIES (Julie@floridaluxurious.com) for all your Fort Lauderdale and South Florida real estate needs.

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