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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 600 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1206288)
    31
    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,998 sqft  
    MLS 1206288
  2. Photo of 7319 N VILLA LAKE, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1206178)
    35
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,605 sqft  
    MLS 1206178
  3. Photo of 608 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1206035)
    34
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,929 sqft   lot 3,485 sqft
    MLS 1206035
  4. Photo of 1908 W WILLOW CREST, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1205387)
    33
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,582 sqft  
    MLS 1205387
  5. Photo of 2321 W KENFIELD, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1205294)
    26
    4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    1,754 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    MLS 1205294
  6. Photo of 1933 W COURTSIDE, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1205211)
    36
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,574 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    MLS 1205211
  7. Photo of 1002 W APPLEWOOD, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1205141)
    36
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,750 sqft  
    MLS 1205141
  8. Photo of 6927 N FOX POINT, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1204926)
    35
    Open House
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,314 sqft   lot 11,761 sqft
    MLS 1204926
  9. Photo of 111 W WHITEHALL, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1204789)
    36
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,168 sqft   lot 12,027 sqft
    MLS 1204789
  10. Photo of 128 W WHITEHALL, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1204840)
    34
    5 beds,  5 full, 1 half baths
    2,974 sqft   lot 15,344 sqft
    MLS 1204840
  11. Photo of 309 W ASPEN, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1204589)
    9
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,610 sqft   lot 13,939 sqft
    MLS 1204589
  12. Photo of 123 SW JEFFERSON, Unit E14B, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1204558)
    17
    1 bed,  1 full, 1 half baths
    986 sqft  
    MLS 1204558
  13. Photo of 504 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1204532)
    30
    1 bed,  1 full bath
    1,145 sqft   lot 12,194 sqft
    MLS 1204532
  14. Photo of 6803 N FOX POINT, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1204250)
    36
    2 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,124 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    MLS 1204250
  15. Photo of 2213 W EARL, Peoria, IL 61615 (MLS # 1204235)
    31
    Price Drop
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    1,656 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    MLS 1204235
  16. Photo of 6900 N FOX POINT, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1204294)
    28
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,356 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    MLS 1204294
  17. Photo of 7116 N HUNTERS TRACE, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1203662)
    36
    5 beds,  2 full, 2 half baths
    2,384 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    MLS 1203662
  18. Photo of 56 Prairie Village, Unit 56, Morton, IL 61550 (MLS # 1203604)
    36
    Open House
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,790 sqft  
    MLS 1203604
  19. Photo of 125 SW JEFFERSON, Unit 3WA, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1203527)
    31
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    986 sqft  
    MLS 1203527
  20. Photo of 125 SW JEFFERSON, Unit W25, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1203462)
    32
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    3,330 sqft  
    MLS 1203462
  21. Photo of 123 SW JEFFERSON, Unit E10C, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1203299)
    36
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    986 sqft  
    MLS 1203299
  22. Photo of 1003 W APPLEWOOD, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1203290)
    23
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    2,086 sqft  
    MLS 1203290
  23. Photo of 510 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1203251)
    27
    2 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    2,079 sqft  
    MLS 1203251
  24. Photo of 304 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1203225)
    36
    3 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    2,472 sqft  
    MLS 1203225
  25. Photo of 1225 BROWN, Washington, IL 61571 (MLS # 1202136)
    25
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,871 sqft   lot 7,290 sqft
    MLS 1202136
  26. Photo of 125 SW JEFFERSON, Unit W29A, Peoria, IL 61602 (MLS # 1202127)
    10
    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    3,060 sqft  
    MLS 1202127
  27. 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
  28. Photo of 7605 WALNUTBEND, Peoria, IL 61614 (MLS # 1200596)
    36
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    1,817 sqft  
    MLS 1200596
  29. 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
  30. Photo of 302 HARBOR POINTE, East Peoria, IL 61611 (MLS # 1200384)
    28
    3 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    2,688 sqft  
    MLS 1200384
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