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Buying A Home? 3 Reasons To Prioritize Minimal Square Footage

by Elaine Ryan

While living in apartments through your younger years, you may have realized that you are able to live comfortably in small places. If you do not intend on increasing your family size much, you will likely find that you can continue living in a small place when you decide to purchase a home.

Understanding the major benefits that come with picking a small house over a large one will help you look forward to prioritizing smaller places while looking around for a property to buy.


The size of your house will determine how much maintenance you must handle as a homeowner. Along with a large home, having more features and rooms that need to be maintained, you will also get longer and more intricate electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, and heating systems.

When you need to replace these systems after they become old enough, you may not mind doing it in a small home where you know that your expenses will be kept to a manageable level. Also, you will not need as powerful of a cooling and heating system to maintain a comfortable home.


In a large home, you may find it easy to go without seeing your spouse or children when everyone is in their own distant corner inside. A smaller home means that you will be physically closer to your family. For instance, you will not need to worry about your living room being so big that you need to raise your voice just to make sure that your family can understand what you are saying.

Being this close to every family member may be something that you want to prioritize when you are determined to have a strong relationship as a family.

Sale Price

When you start looking at homes, you will notice that larger homes often have higher asking prices than smaller ones, especially when they have the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms. If you do not want to buy a house at the top of your budget, you will appreciate the peace of mind and financial comfort that can come with prioritizing small homes over large ones.

Even in a small home, you can get creative with furniture, decorations, and storing belongings to make sure that you do not feel like you are moving into a space that will become cramped.

If you're looking for a small single family home for sale, contact a local real estate agent.