Downsizing your home is not an easy task. In most circumstances, you have lived in your current home for decades and have a lot of happy memories linked to the property, from raising a family to celebrating momentous occasions.
There are plenty of reasons why moving into a smaller home makes sense. Not only will there be fewer rooms to clean and possibly smaller annual household bills, but any profit generated can be used as a welcome cash injection to improve your quality of life.
While downsizing was once the preserve of empty-nesters approaching retirement who no longer needed so much space because their children had left home, it is now considered a sensible option for a wide cross-section of people.
Where to downsize to?
Deciding where to downsize to can be difficult, especially if you are looking to move out of your current area. Downsizing often comes hand in hand with finding the perfectly balanced lifestyle. Birstall, is a great option for Downsizers as Birstall is on the edge of the city centre yet has a relaxed village/suburb atmosphere.
With great transport links to the city centre Birstall is increasingly becoming more and more popular with people who are looking to move out of the city centre but still remain close to the heart of Leicester. With all the necessary local amenities including numerous school – both primary and secondary, supermarkets, independent shops and large parks in Birstall, everything you need regularly is on hand.
With a good quality of life on offer and still in easy to access distance from the city centre for shopping, eating out and work, Birstall is a great place to think about downsizing to in Leicester.
Last year the overall average property price in Birstall was £207,187. With semidetached properties coming in on average £20,000 lower than the average Birstall property price.
Downsizing also provides additional money to make changes to your property that suit you and your needs – whether it be from adding in an additional downstairs bathroom, building an art studio in the garden or transforming the garden. Downsizing isn’t always about reducing the size of your property as you get older, but creating a more manageable property that reflects your requirements whilst also providing you with the lifestyle you current enjoy or seek.
Downsizing can be difficult, especially when deciding where you want to downsize to. Birstall is a great place to downsize to within Leicester as has a great balance between city living and a more relaxing suburbs experience.
Do your research, keep an eye on local news, visit the area and talk to us at Open House Leicester – we’re more than happy to help you on all aspects of your downsizing. Call 0116 243 7938 or email email@example.com