Property maintenance is too much
Broken roof tiles, overgrown gardens and leaking pipes are all part of the fun of being a homeowner, until they’re not. For senior Australians, decades of clambering up and down ladders and dragging around heavy lawn mowers is often more than enough.
In reality, property maintenance is both physically and financially taxing, something that becomes less appealing the older we get. So, it’s no surprise that this is one of the driving factors that has seniors pulling up their roots for a maintenance-free lifestyle.
Those exhausted by the thought of property maintenance are not alone. It’s a common telltale sign that it might be time to reconsider where you live.
Paying for unused space
Moving into a sprawling five bedroom family home, people often wonder how on earth they’ll ever fill it. Before they know it, the family has expanded and they’re fighting for space rather than the TV remote control.
But as offspring fly the nest, bedrooms once filled with teen belongings become superfluous storage space and family baths, once filled with bubbles, fill with dust. People find themselves living in a few rooms while the rest of the home grows a mounting to-do list.
When people find themselves paying for space that gets little use, it’s often time to investigate rightsizing to a property that better suits their needs.