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This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. Having a place to call home is a central part of everyone’s life. Many believe that home-buying is a task only to be taken on by young families, however there are some people who are making the decision to purchase homes later in life. The age group classified as “seniors” span over 40 years, starting at age 50. Because people are living longer, healthier lives, deciding to purchase a home after 50 is actually not as uncommon as you might think. If you are considering purchasing a home for the first time, or downsizing to a smaller place of residence, here are a few tips for you!
Selling your home can help you lock in gains that you have earned over several years. It can also make it easier to downsize or move to a house that best fits your needs. However, selling your home is only the first step in that process. What are some other steps that you need to take after you close on the sale of your home?
Living Simply in Small Places Whether you’re looking to buy a small house as your first home, or your downsizing to something smaller, it can seem daunting to either find furniture for your smaller home, or fit what you already have inside! Here are 8 tips and tricks for creating space, fitting your stuff, or buying new. 1. Use Small Scale Furniture. It seems obvious, but choose furniture that is scaled to your space. A gigantic sectional sofa may not make sense for a 650 square foot studio apartment. Instead try for a smaller scale sofa that doesn’t have wide arms that take up more valuable space. Keeping your furniture smaller scale will keep the room from being over cluttered and non-functional.