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August 9, 2018

Right-Sizing: When the Time to Move Becomes the Time of Your Life

You wake up in the morning to a quiet home. You slowly make your way down the stairs, fix a cup of coffee, and enjoy the morning paper. You take a deep breath... ahhhh. When you're recently retired and your children have moved out, either to college or to start a family of their own, you can take the time to enjoy a morning routine - and you deserve it! 

While these peaceful daily moments are some you truly enjoy, you can't help but wonder if there are some moments in the routine that could be eliminated (cleaning empty bedrooms, keeping up with landscaping - those mundane chores that come with owning a family home.) If any of this sounds familiar, you may find yourself revisiting one all-encompassing thought: it’s time for the next chapter in your life!      If you think you may be in the position to downsize your home, Cornerstone Homes wants to introduce you to “right-sizing.”  

right·size verb gerund or present participle: right-sizing

the process of moving into a home that’s absolutely perfect for your lifestyle and your future.

Used in a sentence: Moving to a home with less square footage isn’t about giving anything up, but enhancing your life and gaining everything in the process of right-sizing.

  Like you, many of our homeowners decided it was time to get rid of their big house and yard, and move into a one-story home that provides better living for the present and the future. No maintenance means more freedom to do what you want to do! Finally, you can embark on an exciting new adventure called rightsizing your life, where it’s all about you   Did you know that about 42% of pre-retirees are in the midst of right-sizing? Today, many factors drive adults to realize that this big move is undeniably the right one. If you’re unsure if you’re ready to start this next chapter (and we don’t blame you!), take a look at our Right-Sizing Quiz to decide whether a smaller home with universal design will offer you the greatest opportunities:  

Are You Ready to Right-Size?


  1. With your children off to college, do you find that you have extra space that you don’t want or use? 
  2. Are you tired of high utility bills for an old house? 
  3. Do you despise carrying your heavy laundry up the stairs?
  4. Did you just become a grandparent? Do you want to spend more time with your new little loved one?
  5. Does continuing to get on a ladder to clean out the gutters make you shudder?
  6. Are there two many unchecked boxes on your bucket list?
  7. Do you find that the clutter in your home is making your life more complicated than you want it to be?
  8. Are you ready to simplify your life, and enjoy the things that you love the most?

 If you said a resounding “yes” to several of these questions, you might be the perfect candidate to right-size! Congratulations — this process is a wonderful journey that will lead you to your forever home. Stay tuned for our next blog, where we cover everything you need to know about the steps of this process, and how Cornerstone Homes will help you along the way.

Right-sizing is not just about space and square footage; it’s an approach to living. Doing what’s best for you and your lifestyle will result in a happier and more fulfilling experience. We can’t wait to partner with you as you move into the RIGHT SIZE home for you!     

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