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Are you ready to downsize your home?

Whether you're considering downsizing when your children go to college, as your retirement plans are finally close, or you realize that maintaining your current home is not as reasonable as it used to be, there are great housing options available to you.  There are many reasons that it makes sense to downsize to a smaller, ranch style (single story) home or condo -  especially when it means you don't need to worry about mowing and snow removal!   Here are some tips to help you in the decision to downsize.

You can always get help throughout the process from Jessica Ball, a realtor with experience in helping to find a home more suitable to your needs and to assist you in selling your current home.  Contact me to get a list of homes that meet the criteria you are looking for, or see all ranch (single story) homes for sale here and condos for sale here.

  • Start planning your downsizing in advance and set some goals. Talk with your spouse, family and children to make sure everyone is on the same page.  This can help avoid hurt feelings down the road.
  • Decide on your needs and wants.  How many guest bedrooms and how much large furniture do you need moving forward?  What items do you not need to take with your to your next home to accommodate your new lifestyle?  Do you need all of the sentimental items that you have or are some ready to be handed down?  These decisions should be a reflection of how you want to spend your time and resources moving forward.
  • Choose a few quality items over quantity of items and focus on the things that bring your joy and distinction. 
  • Make a decision to get rid of clutter. 
  • Include your family in sorting and packing.  If you really need some guidance or even someone to do the work for you, there are many professional services out there to assist you with sorting items, selling items, and throughout the entire move.  I am happy to recommend some great local services in Peoria and East Peoria.

 


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  1. Photo of 2316 W PADDINGTON, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1201836)
    21
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    2,517 sqft   lot 28,750 sqft
    MLS 1201836
  2. Photo of 125 SW JEFFERSON, Unit W11C, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1201777)
    15
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,200 sqft  
    MLS 1201777
  3. Photo of 1113 Jessie, Washington, IL 61571 (MLS # 1201430)
    2
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,412 sqft   lot 9,806 sqft
    MLS 1201430
  4. Photo of 10023 N Brompton, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1201272)
    34
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,600 sqft   lot 5,200 sqft
    MLS 1201272
  5. Photo of 118 EASY, Washington, IL 61571 (MLS # 1201137)
    11
    3 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,270 sqft  
    MLS 1201137
  6. Photo of 2410 W CHANDLER, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1201066)
    21
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,866 sqft   lot 6,864 sqft
    MLS 1201066
  7. Photo of 236 W VAIL, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1200678)
    36
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,856 sqft   lot 15,400 sqft
    MLS 1200678
  8. Photo of 7605 WALNUTBEND, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1200596)
    36
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    1,817 sqft  
    MLS 1200596
  9. Photo of 10005 N Brompton, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1200592)
    36
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,824 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    MLS 1200592
  10. Photo of 10108 N Brompton, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1200588)
    36
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,796 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    MLS 1200588
  11. Photo of 123 SW JEFFERSON, Unit E4W, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1200575)
    26
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    986 sqft  
    MLS 1200575
  12. Photo of 125 SW JEFFERSON, Unit W29B, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1200498)
    36
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    3,000 sqft  
    MLS 1200498
  13. Photo of 123 SW JEFFERSON, Unit E10C, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1200389)
    36
    Price Drop
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    986 sqft  
    MLS 1200389
  14. Photo of 302 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1200384)
    28
    3 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    2,688 sqft  
    MLS 1200384
  15. Photo of 6930 N FOX POINT, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1200280)
    29
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,910 sqft   lot 11,475 sqft
    MLS 1200280
  16. Photo of 1933 W COURTSIDE, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1200125)
    36
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,574 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    MLS 1200125
  17. Photo of 2202 W KENFIELD, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1200081)
    34
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,890 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    MLS 1200081
  18. Photo of 7121 N THOMAS DAVIS, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1199987)
    27
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,802 sqft  
    MLS 1199987
  19. Photo of 123 SW JEFFERSON, Unit E25A, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1199561)
    36
    Price Drop
    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,121 sqft  
    MLS 1199561
  20. Photo of 7319 N VILLA LAKE, Unit 3, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1199182)
    28
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,600 sqft  
    MLS 1199182
  21. Photo of 123 SW JEFFERSON, Unit E29, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1197402)
    36
    3 beds,  4 full, 2 half baths
    5,622 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    MLS 1197402
  22. Photo of 520 HARBOR POINTE, Unit 46-D, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1197442)
    36
    1 bed,  2 full baths
    1,149 sqft  
    MLS 1197442
  23. Photo of 1511 CALVIN, Washington, IL 61571 (MLS # 1197285)
    22
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,649 sqft   lot 7,800 sqft
    MLS 1197285
  24. Photo of 1508 CALVIN, Washington, IL 61571 (MLS # 1197282)
    15
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,655 sqft   lot 9,100 sqft
    MLS 1197282
  25. Photo of 125 SW JEFFERSON, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1197020)
    36
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    871 sqft  
    MLS 1197020
  26. Photo of 2307 W KENFIELD, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1196680)
    20
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,849 sqft   lot 3,584 sqft
    MLS 1196680
  27. Photo of 600 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1195064)
    31
    Price Drop
    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,890 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    MLS 1195064
  28. Photo of 128 W WHITEHALL, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1194751)
    34
    4 beds,  5 full, 1 half baths
    2,974 sqft   lot 15,344 sqft
    MLS 1194751
  29. Photo of 7601 N WALNUTBEND, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1193687)
    20
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,638 sqft  
    MLS 1193687
  30. Photo of 7319 N VILLA LAKE, Unit 4, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1197957)
    15
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,605 sqft  
    MLS 1197957
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