Six reasons why mini homes are perfect for downsizers

As we get older, our needs and wants change in many ways. Suddenly the houses we’ve loved and lived our lives in, can seem too big, too costly to maintain, and it gets to the point where we stop getting pleasure from living in them anymore. If you’ve reached that point in your life where it no longer makes sense to stay in the home you raised your family in, then you should consider a mini home for your next move. Here’s why:

Mini homes are super energy efficient. Because of advanced construction techniques, owning a new mini homes gives you a lot of control over your energy expenditure, especially when you opt to have a heat pump installed. If you’re looking for a home that is going to be healthy, comfortable and highly affordable to operate on an ongoing monthly basis, then a mini home is perfect for that.

One level and barrier free living. There are no stairs in a mini home, and we are able to offer a number of adaptations in all the mini homes that we sell at Havill’s, so that living in a beautiful new mini home will cater to your specific needs. We offer barrier free tubs, flooring options without transition pieces so that there are no tripping hazards for those with mobility issues, we’ve built ramps instead of stairs leading into our mini homes, plus all our interior and exterior doors are be built to 36” so it is easier for walkers or chairs.

Fully customizable new construction. When you purchase a new Kent mini home from Havill’s, everything is designed and made just for you. You get to choose the layout, colours, styles, and extra features in your new forever home. Plus you can enjoy the peace of mind that your comprehensive new home warranty will protect your investment, without costly repairs and maintenance costs like you may experience with a pre-existing home.

You’re moving into an established community. If you’re someone that wants to be around others, and have neighbours to say hello to and maybe even socialize with, then mini home communities are great for that. For snowbirds or frequent travellers this is especially nice – there’s always someone available to look over your place when you’re not there.

A mini home offers the best of both worlds for independent living. When you purchase a new mini home, you still have the autonomy of your own detached home with a little yard to putter in if you want to, but you don’t have the worries attached with maintaining a larger home. Downsizing doesn’t have to mean that you move into a condo where you’ve got noise from neighbours above and either side of you, and there are restrictive covenants regarding whether you can put a bird-feeder up or have pets. A mini home is going to offer you a lot more freedom than you’d find in many condo or apartment buildings.

You may already have all the equity you need. A lot of the time seniors are able to purchase a brand new mini home with the money earned from their previous home sale, leaving plenty to travel with and enjoy. Your only responsibilities after purchasing a mini home are the lot fees, which are very reasonable.

Want to find out more about how a brand new and beautifully constructed Kent mini home could be your perfect downsizing option? Contact us now to talk with one of our home consultants and they’ll help you into the forever home of your dreams.

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