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11 Reasons Why a Smaller Home Brings Contentment

  11 REASONS WHY A SMALLER HOME MAKES YOU HAPPIER 1. Less time spent cleaning2. Less expensive - Smaller homes are less expensive to purchase and less expensive to keep (insurance, taxes, utilities)3. Easier to maintain - A small home requires less of your time, energy and effort to maintain than a larger home4. Less debt and less risk - On-line calculators will help you determine how much house you can afford. These formulas are based on net income, savings, current debt, and monthly mortgage payments5. Mentally Freeing - As is the case with all of our possessions, the more we own, the ...

April 22nd, 2016 | A Smaller Home?, 11 Reasons Why a Smaller Home Brings Contentment

Can a Smaller Home Make You Happier?

Will a Smaller Home Make You Happier?by 1 STOP Mortgage  The average size of a new home being built in the U.S. is 2679 square feet, up 1,000 square feet in the past 40 years. Yet, the average size of households is decreasing, from 3.01 persons per household in 1973 to a record low of 2.54 persons in 2013. People have to spend time, energy and money to furnish and maintain a home, leaving less time for activities that are meaningful. If we redefined success to more closely reflect our values, what matters most to us, would we still want a big house? Or, would we select a smaller...

March 28th, 2016 | A Smaller Home?, Can a Smaller Home Make You Happier?

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