We come across a lot of clients who are scared of the “D” word and others who can’t welcome it soon enough. Yes, this week we're helping answer the question, “Is it time to downsize?” Our team at I Love OC Homes is talking about when might be the right time for you!

Empty Nester

You spend your entire life growing up wanting that freedom out of your parent’s home. Now, I can’t imagine the day my own two kids go off to college. However, if you live in a big house that had a room for every kid and then some, and now it’s just you - it may be time to downsize.

Keeping those memories alive may add to your sadness of becoming an empty nester. Not to mention, it’s costly. Cleaning out the unused space and starting the next chapter of your life could be just what the doctor ordered. You can always purchase a home with one guest bedroom for frequent visitors.


While retiring is a great feeling and achievement, most scenarios come with a smaller, fixed income to live off of. Why spend it on a huge house when now you can use it for your spare time to travel and do new things with your free time?

Home Improvement

When you are in your late twenties, moving into your first home is so thrilling, you can't wait for projects around the house. One day, that all changes. Years of home improvement, mowing the lawn, hiring a pool man, replacing every little fixture yourself, will eventually not be high on your priority list. Moving to a home that is less maintenance not only frees up your time, but it also saves you money.


Aging is just a part of life we all face. If you live in a two-story house, it may be time to downsize to a home that is single-story or has a master on the first level. Life takes a toll on our bodies, and your home should cater to your needs, not hinder them.

If you are currently experiencing any of these scenarios, it might be time for you to downsize. Our team will help find you your new dream home that fits the latest chapter of life, whether that be a house with no yard or it must have a guest room.

Give me (Tim De Shazer) a call at 562-881-8252 if you have any questions. We will help you every step of the way, including our decluttering specialist or handyman.