6 Advantages to Buying a Small Home

If you’re shopping for a home, you may be wondering how big a home you need. And while the mansions of the world do tend to impress most, big homes usually come with big price tags that linger well after the sale.

Advantages to buying a small home

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The average square footage of a home in the UK is 818; compare that with the whopping 1,800 in Canada. In 1945, the average size of a Canadian house was just over 800 square feet; in 1975, it was 1,075 square feet. We have certainly come a long way.

So perhaps there are advantages to buying a small home. For instance:

Advantages to buying a small home #1

Less cost
Not only will the home cost less in and of itself; heating up the place will also incur a minimal cost. Even replacing the roof or repainting will cost you less because there is less space to cover.

As well, you will pay less for property taxes.

Advantages to buying a small home #2

Less to clean
A smaller home takes less time to clean, so you can spend more time with the family and less time vacuuming, dusting and maintaining the exterior. And that is certainly a welcome treat for most parents.

Advantages to buying a small home #3

More luxuries
Spending less on your home means that you have some disposable income to splurge on better vacations, nicer furniture and quality appliances. The space may be small, but it can still contain the hottest trends.

Advantages to buying a small home #4

Easier to organize
With small spaces, you are forced to maintain a more organized lifestyle, as storage space is limited. This will keep you in check when it comes to clutter and keeping things that you don’t really need.

Advantages to buying a small home #5

Small homes may be easier to sell
Thanks to rising costs on everything from energy to furniture, selling a smaller home may be easier than selling a makeshift mansion. Price it right when you’re ready to sell and you will unload your small home like that (snaps fingers).

Advantages to buying a small home #6

Cozier
Something has to be said about a small space that allows for human intimacy. With a small home, candid conversations take place more often because, well, there really isn’t a way to escape those around you. And I mean that in a good way.

Any more advantages to buying a small home?

If you own a small home or are thinking about buying your first home, let me know if you have anything else to add to having a small home.

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5 comments

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  2. Terri says:

    I love small homes, but then again, I am from Europe.

  3. Benjamin D. says:

    A small home is all we really need. In certain places in Europe, families of 4 live in less than 550 square feet of space, I think we can manage.

  4. Joanne says:

    Completely disagree. Small homes make you feel super crowded, especially if you are a bigger person.

  5. Gus Henry says:

    I love small homes and enjoy sharing one with my wife and 4 children. And when you have a small space, it is true that it keeps you from collecting things that I refer to as “clutter.” Thanks for the post!

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