Two Big Secrets In Home Downsizing with Craig Pilgrim

I Love Edmonton Real Estate podcast with Jason Scott
Edmonton Mortgage Broker
Two Big Secrets In Home Downsizing with Craig Pilgrim

About this episode of the I Love Edmonton Real Estate Podcast

In this episode, I, Jason Scott have a conversation with Craig Pilgrim, a realtor with RE/MAX for 12 years. We talk specifically about the details of downsizing!

1. Downsizing is a lateral move

Selling the big family home and buying a condo won’t. Downsizing the house’s square footage doesn’t always correlate with your net worth tied up in real estate.

2. More people choosing small bungalows instead of condos

There is uncertainty with condo ownership.

  • How well is the condo corp run?
  • What special assessments or levies are just around the corner?
  • How stable are those condo fees?

Instead of monthly condo fees, people are opting to get a right-sized smaller house/bungalow.

Spend a fraction of a condo monthly fee by contracting out lawn/yard/snow work.

It’s About Control

  • am I prepared to have control over a house and be responsible for its upkeep(?) vs. having a condo corp. having all the control and responsibility
  • strangers running a condo corp.
  • timing on repairs, personal cash-flow crunch

Challenges in Downsizing

  • set expectations for your home when selling
  • have you done a pricey renovation in the past?
  • what you love isn’t necessarily what buyers love
  • resale homes are always being compared to current trends

It’s Almost Never Worth It To Upgrade Before Selling

  • reset your expectations about your house’s market value
  • don’t spend your way into the next pricing bracket


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More About the I Love Edmonton Real Estate Podcast

Host Jason Scott of The Mortgage Group talks to everyone and anyone who knows real estate in Edmonton.

Learn from local experts and get the inside scoop on anything that impacts Edmonton’s real estate market. Whether you are thinking of buying, selling or investing in the Edmonton market, Jason and his guests are here to help.

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