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Empty Nester

The term is called Empty Nester.  That feeling is called freedom.

Do you remember when you were younger, and you had dreams put on hold because of life and children?  Maybe it was owning a cabin by the lake.  Perhaps it was touring European castles. Or maybe even a pursuit of a secondary career for fun instead of necessity.  Being an empty nester with your children out on their own, retirement coming into focus, now is the time to rethink your dreams.

Empty Nester & Downsizing

We’re not suggesting complete spontaneity here; this isn’t the time to sell everything, give yourself a clever nickname, move to Costa Rica, buy yourself a couple donkeys and become a coffee farmer. No, we’re suggesting that you do a bit of planning and don’t feel for one second that your home is an anchor.  It shouldn’t be, it should be your sail. Your home represents the single largest store of value in your possession – use it properly and it may facilitate your lifestyle goals, use it improperly and your home could quickly turn into your next career as you care for it and maintain it.

Empty Nester & Downsizing

Where is home?

Please remember that simply because you’re selling your primary home doesn’t mean you’re going without one. You ought to ask yourself what purpose your home will serve – and based on those answers/descriptions it may help you realize that you need something vastly different. Perhaps a home that is smaller, easier to maintain, a community with more amenities, or a home with a monster sized garage in a place where it doesn’t snow.

For many, selling your home doesn’t mean going down in home, it may mean buying a home that lines up better with your new lifestyle goals.

What does retirement look like for you?

If your dream for retirement always had your present home in the center of it, then you may have already done this planning long ago – congratulations! But for most, that simply isn’t the case. Their present home represents a complicated calculus of compromise with proximity to work, clean neighborhoods, the right school district, and a stone throw distance from other essential amenities as the value variables. Now as an empty nester and as retirement draws near, several of these variables drop off the equation and new priorities push forward.

Empty Nester & DownsizingLife 2.0

There is a moment upon retirement when you are in your absolute prime. You have wisdom, means, and ability. It’s that time to trust your plan, execute, and enjoy the next couple decades doing the activities you love in the places you want to be doing them. Speaking with a local REALTOR® will help you best understand the local real estate conditions and receive the most accurate real estate data; this information combined with advice from your financial planner can help you maximize your early retirement years.

Legacy Real Estate Co.

Legacy Real Estate Co.


Service Area

Boise, Idaho – As the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, the Treasure Valley is simply exploding in growth.  While much of this growth has primarily affected Boise, Meridian, and Nampa, the growth finds itself even spilling into communities such as Middleton, Kuna, and Caldwell. Bottom line, now is an amazing time to consider listing your home – especially true if you’re looking to move a little further from the dominant growth communities.

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At the heart of our business is the impact of Idaho real estate over lifetimes. From seller to buyer, to the families that live inside these homes, Legacy Real Estate Co. is in the business of sharing your story, sharing your legacy. Founded on the principles of Family, Community, and Humanity, Legacy Real Estate Co. is committed to helping current and future clients design the life they want to live – in the community they want to enrich – one dream home at a time. Committed to the impact and desire to give back, Legacy Real Estate Co. also contributes their time and resources to greater humanitarian efforts.

Whether starting a legacy with First-Time Home Buyers or working alongside Sellers in continuing their legacy, Owner & Realtor® Jenn Weiss brings years of experience from over 100 home transactions. She is passionate and committed to providing an avenue for professional agents to thrive at their very best while creating their own legacy. In unity and as your trusted real estate resource, Legacy Real Estate Co. dedicates to serve all clients in the very best way possible. We’re ready to serve YOU and the Boise metropolitan area!