Comments on: Simplicity: Considerations for downsizing our home http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/ One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.11 By: Bryan http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/#comment-337 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 22:50:28 +0000 http://www.justonemoreyear.com/?p=845#comment-337 I hear what you are saying when you wished you had just a little more space. The challenge is that desire for some never changes, no matter how much they upsize.

This is a challenge for me that I keep trying to work through. I am definitely a work in progress! 🙂

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By: Revanche http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/#comment-335 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 06:14:23 +0000 http://www.justonemoreyear.com/?p=845#comment-335 Another SFan here ! Your downsizing is a great reminder that if we expand, we may live to regret it a little. 🙂 Even though I’d really like to have one more room and actual closet space (and a driveway even though we can’t justify washing our cars in the driveway during this hellish drought) we are actually ok with just two rooms for a while longer. I’d REALLY like just a tad more room so my office isn’t in the living room and we could put up more than 2 adults comfortably but it’s a nice to have, not a need to have.

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By: Bryan http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/#comment-334 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:21:04 +0000 http://www.justonemoreyear.com/?p=845#comment-334 I agree with you Financial Velociraptor on making sure you check out the HOA to make sure it is a good one. When we lived in CA I was the Treasurer for 2 years and the President for 3. The good news is the whole HOA was only 5 members and we all got along well.

I had not thought about the cocktail party issue regarding serving alcohol. That is a good item that I should check into before getting any wild ideas. The thing is, I don’t think we could find 50 people to invite if we wanted too. I guess I can cross that bridge when it comes.

Take care!

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By: Bryan http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/#comment-333 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:15:57 +0000 http://www.justonemoreyear.com/?p=845#comment-333 Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

We moved 4 years ago from the SF East Bay and up-sized 50% into our present Sedona home for about 25% of the cost. Moving from expensive areas like that makes a huge difference in the cost of living. You now get to experience that in Virginia with no more sleeping on couch. Sweet!

Take care,
Bryan

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By: Gary http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/#comment-332 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:17:28 +0000 http://www.justonemoreyear.com/?p=845#comment-332 I’m downsizing in terms of home value by moving from SF to NoVA, but I’m upsizing in terms of space. Never again will I be sleeping on the sofa when I have out-of-town visitors!

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By: Financial Velociraptor http://www.justonemoreyear.com/simplicity-considerations-for-downsizing-our-home/#comment-331 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:28:37 +0000 http://www.justonemoreyear.com/?p=845#comment-331 This was a good article. I toy with downsizing a couple times a year. A big plus for me would be finding a community that has no HOA. Mine isn’t bad because we have a good board (of which I am a member and the Treasury Officer). But I’ve seen very *bad* HOA situations. It is conceivable mine could get out of control too.

I’ll note you point about having a cocktail party at the community pool is unlikely to be allowed. My HOA’s insurance provider is quite clear about alcohol at the pool: it isn’t permitted. And that makes a lot of sense. Alcohol and water really don’t mix.

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