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Should You Downsize Your Ocala Rental Home?

Questions Marks Hovering Above a Wooden Block in the Shape of a HouseAs a renter, your Ocala rental home must be a really good match for your needs and lifestyle. If your situation has changed presently, you may be wanting to know whether you should downsize to a smaller rental house. Extra bedrooms and lots of space may be the right decision for many, however, it’s also true that more space equally means more work to make it clean and properly maintained. As one popular saying puts it, “More isn’t always better. Sometimes it’s just more.” Before settling on a decision on whether the time is perfect for you to downsize your rental, let’s review a few things you should assess seriously.

Finances

In many places, larger rental homes cost significantly more. They are additionally more costly to maintain and tend to have higher utility bills. This is one of the primary reasons people begin to ever think about downsizing, to save money. If your financial situation has changed, it may possibly be right to downsize your rental home. Even supposing you can afford a large rental, you may want to consider other things you can perhaps be spending that extra money on, such as a new hobby, travel, or investing.

Personal Belongings

If you’re thinking of downsizing, it’s crucial first to go into finding out how many personal belongings you have and what you plan to do with them. If you have some furniture, heirlooms, collectibles, or other items, these may not fit in a smaller rental. You could pay to store your things in a storage unit, where the monthly rental fees could add up. Take into consideration whether or not the storage unit is climate controlled since heat, cold, and dust can all seriously damage your special possessions. If you can, consider downsizing your belongings first before moving to a smaller rental home.

Accessibility

Being able to move about your rental home comfortably is a vital part of finding the right fit. If your current rental has stairs or other sections that make access difficult, it may perhaps be time to think about downsizing to a single-story rental home. Smaller homes are indeed less complicated to clean and maintain, lowering the heavy burden for anyone looking to spend less time on household tasks and more time on other activities.

Amenities

If you’ve been aching to move closer to a cultural center, the local nightlife, or other amenities, that indeed can be a good enough reason, but if you downsize, you may be able to actually find something you can afford that still presents convenient proximity to the places and events you love.

Plans for the Future

Maybe you’re taking into consideration downsizing owing to the fact your life has changed, and, likely, so have some of your priorities. If the kids are grown and gone, and retirement is coming up, you may have big plans with regards to spending your new free time somewhere other than at home. Most likely the time is the perfect time for you to downsize to a smaller rental, freeing you further to get out and do all those things you’ve been dreaming about for so long.

 

After thorough consideration, you are the only person who can decide if the time is right to downsize your rental. However, if you’re really pumped and ready, go ahead and give Real Property Management Diversified a call. We have rental homes designed to support a wide range of life stages and lifestyles. We’re very much looking forward to helping you find the rental home that is perfect for you! You can view our listings online.

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