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Downsize Your Way to Retirement

When retirement is on your radar it’s time to start thinking about where you live vs. where you’d like to live. With no roots tying you down to a job location after retirement you’re free to live just about anywhere that you choose. Considering a new home should include considering your new lifestyle once you retire. You won’t want to stop working only to spend unnecessary hours working on living in a house that may now be too big for your family or in the wrong location. Why not consider the Leland condos and townhomes we have available in Leland, North Carolina.

Downsize Your Way to Retirement

Retirement is the time to do what makes you happy. It’s your opportunity to move to that coastal location if that’s where your heart is. Just be sure you don’t exchange one high maintenance property for another. Remember, retirement is about more fun and less work.

Downsizing to a smaller maintenance-free home like a condo or townhome can save you money while freeing up time to enjoy your retirement years. Just outside of Wilmington, NC, you’ll find a nice assortment of Leland condos and townhomes for sale that are along the Brunswick River and very affordable.

Downsize Your Way to Retirement

Part of the downsizing effort is sorting through years of accumulated things you have held onto. Start this process sooner rather than later and you’ll have less work to do. This is a good time to pass on family heirlooms and other keepsakes to your adult children for their safekeeping. It’s a time to purge all the unnecessary things out of your life. It’s a refreshing feeling!

Things in good condition that you don’t want to keep can either be sold or be donated to the charity of your choice. You can deduct these donations from your taxes so be sure to get a receipt. Any remaining items can be offered for free on Craig’s List, Freecycle or your local newspapers. Try to keep your items out of the landfills and pass them forward to people who can use them. Local antique or consignment shops may also be a viable alternative to selling things your self.

Take a look at the Leland condos and townhomes we have available on our website. When you’re ready to look at property up close or if you have any questions about the area or what we have available, give Carolina Plantations a call at 910-755-7557. We’d be happy to talk with you about your next home.

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