Downsize your house, not your life

At some stage of your life you may find yourself needing or wanting to downsize. The good thing is that downsizing comes with a host of benefits, and even more so if you opt for a property within an estate.

Downsizing your home doesn’t mean you’re downsizing your life. In fact, you may find that a smaller home frees up more money, more time for you, your hobbies and to spend with loved ones. Either way there are many benefits to be had.

You’ll definitely save money
Your municipal rates are calculated, in part, on the sheer square-meterage of your property. So, it follows that if your home is smaller, your rates will be lower, and you’ll actually save money. When you decide to downsize and you’ve found your ideal new home, why not do a cost calculation just to get an idea of how much you’ll be saving as a result of the move.

Greater sense of security
We mean physical security. In smaller home there are generally fewer access points for intruders. Not only that but you’ll also spend less on installing security infrastructure too. Buying a home in a residential estate provides even greater benefits in that you pay no extra for security, seen in the likes of high-tech access control, manned gatehouses, patrol guards, electrified fencing and security camera to name a few. Now with the kids gone and security already in place, you can easily lock up and go on a whim.

Lowered monthly utilities
It’s pretty likely that smaller property means a smaller garden too, and that’s not a bad thing. Firstly, you’ll see a reduction in your monthly water bill and you’ll also use less water- a great way to do your bit for resource conservation! In an estate you’ll have absolutely no need to hire someone to help you maintain your garden because landscaping and gardening is provided by the estate already.

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