Snowbirds: Is it time to Downsize?

downsize homes

Are you a snowbird? Thinking of being a snowbird? A move to warmer weather each winter sounds lovely, especially that the cold weather in New England can be taxing. Of course, during the months you’re gone you’ll miss your friends, family and neighborhood, which is what keeps bringing you back here each spring. But what about your house in Connecticut?  Are you starting to think it’s a lot to take care of? Downsizing might be a consideration.


  • Save money. Downsizing to a smaller winter home could mean savings in many areas. Property taxes and sewer taxes could all be lowered giving you extra money to spend on those southern beaches and golf courses.
  • Summer maintenance. A smaller home means less time cleaning and fewer repairs to manage. A smaller yard still gives room for gardening and entertaining but allows you to spend more time with family and friends when you return home.
  • Winter maintenance. Even though you should be relaxing in the nice southern weather, you still have concerns about your northern house. You might be concerned about the older roof and the heavy snow. Maybe you pay to have your driveway plowed and sidewalks shoveled while you’re away. By having a smaller, even newer home, these concerns will lessen.


What type of home will suit your future needs? Downsizing could mean moving to a single story, smaller house.  It could also mean moving to a condominium or renting an apartment. As a professional realtor with a team of specialists,  we can help you sell your home or find a home that fit all your needs. Ask about our snowbird specials that could pay your moving costs in full!

Contact me, Michelle Manter Gigliette for more information.

Follow me

Michelle Manter Giglietti

Owner~Realtor at Manter Realty Group of Keller Williams
Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
Follow me


Get future posts delivered to your inbox weekly!

Speak Your Mind


Listing information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. This IDX solution is (c) Diverse Solutions 2013.
Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated