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Thinking Of Downsizing? Discover The Benefits of Condo Living

Friday, June 14, 2024   /   by Barb Fessenbecker

Thinking Of Downsizing? Discover The Benefits of Condo Living

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As I’m sitting here writing this blog, my husband came in from outside, saw this topic and very adamantly pointed to my computer and said to me, “I can give you 100 reasons why THIS is a good idea!” I laughed and asked him why.  He proceeded to tell me about how he was up on the ladder clearing out a clogged gutter that caused the heavy rains we recently had to pour over the top and wash a big chunk of our garden. As he was up there pulling out all the sludge and debris, the wind picked up with 30-40 mph gusts making it very challenging.  He got it done, but it wasn’t fun.  Then he had to go buy more dirt to fill in where it washed away so we could plant… or… replant. 

I think many of you homeowners out there can relate to this!  Owning a single family home is great, but there comes a time in everyone’s lives when it gets to be too much and we start to think about downsizing to something smaller and more manageable…like a condo.  There are many advantages to downsizing to a condo, such as less maintenance, lower cost, more free time, etc.  If you've already decided that condo life is right for you, you can stop here and give us a call to get you started on a search.  If you’re still on the fence, keep reading to see the many benefits of condo life.

Simplified Lifestyle

Moving to a condo simplifies your life. With less space to clean and maintain, you’ll spend less time on chores and more time doing what you love. This simplicity can lead to reduced stress and a greater focus on activities that matter most to you.


Depending on the value of your current house, downsizing to a condo may leave you with leftover equity to use for other things or to boost your bank account for future needs. 

Less Work, More Money

Most condo associations take care of everything from lawn care to snow removal, so downsizing to a condo means less maintenance and cheaper bills which leaves more time and money for fun things like traveling, hobbies or boosting your savings for the future. 

A Variety of Amenities

Many condos come with a variety of amenities that you might not have in a single-family home, such as fitness centers, swimming pools, communal lounges, and 24/7 security. These amenities can enhance your lifestyle by keeping you active and providing more opportunities for socializing and relaxation.

Peace of Mind

Condos often come with enhanced security features, such as gated entries, security cameras, and secure access systems. This provides peace of mind, especially if you travel frequently or spend long periods away from home.

Community and Social Life

Condo living can give you a strong sense of community. Shared spaces and common areas create opportunities to meet neighbors and build friendships. Whether you prefer a close-knit community or a more independent lifestyle, condos can accommodate your social preferences.

Travel Freedom

With fewer responsibilities, downsizing to a condo can give you the flexibility to travel more often and for longer periods of time. This gives you the opportunity to explore new destinations without concerns about home-related matters.  All you have to do is just ‘lock-and-leave’!

In Closing

As I reflect on my conversation with my husband about the benefits of condo living, I realize how common our experiences are among homeowners. There comes a point when the demands of maintaining a single-family home become overwhelming, prompting thoughts of downsizing to something more manageable. The advantages of condo life are undeniable: from simplified lifestyles,  fewer chores and more free time, condo living offers a refreshing change. With a sense of security, and  community and all of the amenities, it's not just a move, but a lifestyle upgrade. So, whether you're an empty nester or nearing retirement, consider the freedom and opportunities awaiting you in the world of condo living. 

Contact Emmer Real Estate now to begin your journey to a stress free lifestyle. 

Emmer Real Estate Group, Inc.
Jim Emmer
4508 Dollar Dr.
West Bend, WI 53095

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