Looking to Downsize?

Looking to Downsize?

  • Alissa Christie
  • 02/27/24

Is it Time for You to Embrace Simplicity and Downsize to a Smaller Home?

In a world where bigger is often seen as better, the idea of downsizing may seem counterintuitive. However, the shift to a smaller, more manageable living space can bring a multitude of benefits that are worth considering.

For example, downsizing can lead to a more minimalist and organized lifestyle. With less space to fill, you will find yourself prioritizing your belongings, leading to a clutter-free environment that promotes peace of mind. Additionally, smaller homes often require less time for cleaning and maintenance, freeing up valuable time for other pursuits, including new hobbies or traveling.

If downsizing to a condo or newer home is an option, you can also take advantage of newer finishes and a place where chores such as landscaping, snow removal, and building repairs are taken care of. This means you can enjoy a well-maintained property without having to worry about the time and effort required for upkeep. Additionally, amenities like gyms, pools, and common areas might be included in condo living, providing convenience and entertainment without the need for individual maintenance.

As Springtime approaches, it's the perfect time to consider trading in your bigger home for something more manageable. Here are some amazing options North of Boston currently on the market:


The Preserve at Emerald Pines

This adult community built by Toll Brothers on a former Christmas Tree Farm magically blends luxury living with a vibrant social scene! Better than new and in PRISTINE condition, this luxurious End Unit Condo located at 54 Phoebe Street stands out for its distinctive positioning within the Emerald Pines community, providing generous space and a feeling of openness. The modern style offers a first floor primary bedroom with a soaring two-story foyer and stunning floor to ceiling windows that let the natural light shine in. Did we mention the numerous upgrades? You can also unwind after a long day on your private deck or enjoy a variety of social opportunities at the pickle ball courts, fitness center, and pool. This is an opportunity to change your lifestyle.

Offered at $899,900 by Alissa Christie, RE/MAX Bentley's.


The Townhomes at 156 State

If a more urban lifestyle is on your "downsizing" checklist, check out the Townhomes at 156 State, offered for sale in beautiful Newburyport. Just a straight walk into town, with Newburyport shops and restaurants practically out your doorstep, these brand new townhomes offer the elegance of a historical New England home with the benefits of new construction. We love the high ceilings, natural light and two car garage. Built by the area's premier builder, the meticulous attention to detail is impressive, with stunning crown-molding and open layout with a designer kitchen that has custom inset cabinetry, a large island with quartz counters, a high-end Range, and built in refrigeration. The private patio offers the perfect low maintenance outdoor space with plenty of room with a grill. The home's brilliant design includes 3 Bedrooms, including a stunning primary bedroom suite with luxurious soaking tub and beautiful shower. This exceptional offering epitomizes the Newburyport lifestyle you've been longing for!

Offered at $1,650,000 by Alissa Christie and Lela Wright of RE/MAX Bentley's.


18 Rawson Ave, Newburyport

If a single family home is a must-have for you, check out 18 Rawson in Newburyport, which just had a price reduction. Fully renovated in 2023, the Cape style home is a designed on a smaller scale at just 1905 square feet and includes a first-floor primary suite with a  walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. You will love eight-inch oak hardwood floors and numerous custom moldings and paneling throughout both levels. Additional amenities include a four-season sunroom with vaulted ceilings, custom crown moldings, built-in entry bench and nook, first floor laundry, full basement with ample storage, one car garage, large composite deck, professional exterior landscaping and night lighting with multi- zoned irrigation system.

Now Offered at $1,449,000. Listing courtesy of Mae Wojcicki, Stone Ridge Properties

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