The key takeaway?
There’s no universal “rightsize” for a home! Every homeowner has different needs, dreams, and circumstances that will influence what they’re looking for in their perfect home.
So what does your rightsize home look like?
It’s not always easy to figure out what exactly you’re looking for in your rightsized home. You’ll need to consider your needs vs. wants, the right location, how long you’d like to stay in this home, and what your family will look like in 5, 10, and even 15 years from now. Depending on your answers, you might end up looking for a condo, townhome, semi, or detached home.
To help you decide, here’s what real Activa homeowners have to say about their rightsized homes – in all different shapes and sizes.
Condos: The rightsized low-maintenance home
Condos are the perfect choice for anyone looking for a low-stress form of homeownership. When you own a condo, you can forget about shovelling snow, and other, often unexciting, home maintenance to-dos. Condos are also the perfect option for people that love to travel, since you can lock and leave knowing that your home will still be looked after while you’re away. In some cases, our condos can be just as spacious as a townhome (like the Hickory offered in Trailside at Grey Silo Gate) and boast multiple levels of indoor and outdoor living space.
Why do our homeowners love their rightsized condos?
For the Knipfel family, rightsizing was all about finding a home with the perfect amount of space for the two of them – one that didn’t sacrifice room for their favourite hobbies, like baking in a spacious kitchen, or enjoying the outdoors on their private deck. One of the best parts of their Activa condo is that all of the most important rooms are located on the main floor, including the master suite, so they can enjoy one-level-living that’s easy to access!
For the Veenhof family, rightsizing was all about finding the perfect family condo – one with open space, room to play, and a kid-friendly neighbourhood to boot. One of their favourite parts of their Activa condo is the kitchen, which was complete with stylish finishes, a spacious island for the family to gather around, and a generously sized pantry for hold all of their baking supplies!
Towns: The rightsized first home
Townhomes are an excellent choice for first time buyers looking for a home with space to grow into. If you’re looking for a garage space of your own for DIY projects (or parking your cars), 3+ bedrooms, and multiple stories of living space, your rightsized home might be one of Activa’s spacious townhomes.
Why do our homeowners love their rightsized townhomes?
For the Dietz family, rightsizing was all about choosing a home that would be the perfect background for their new beginning. Their floorplan offered the perfect layout for entertaining – including hosting their closest friends and family for their wedding’s rehearsal dinner later on this year!
For the Hughes family, rightsizing was all about finding the perfect blend between what they needed now, and later. For now, these newlyweds enjoy having extra bedrooms for office space since they both work from home. But later, this extra space will be perfect for growing their family in a family-friendly neighbourhood.
Does this sound like your rightsized home? You might want to check out Activa’s latest freehold towns offered in Ormston at Doon South (and don’t forget, we’ve got detached homes available there, too!)
Detached: The rightsized room-to-grow home
Detached homes are the perfect choice for anyone who knows their rightsized home will need to boast a lot space. Our single family homes are great for large, growing families that are looking for plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, and multiple living spaces.
Why do our homeowners love their rightsized detached home?
For the Warner family, rightsizing was all about finding a home without too much extra space: a home that would be perfect for the two of them now, but accommodate their family in the future (and the unknown tiny miracle that was coming at the time they purchased their home!) The Warner’s didn’t need a huge home, so having options to choose a detached home with a smaller footprint helped them find the rightsize for them.
For the Manning family, rightsizing was all about finding a home with room to grow – they knew four bedrooms would be the perfect size for their future family. Having an open-concept main floor, and separate upstairs play space were just a few other reasons that made their home perfect for them!
For the Prasad family, rightsizing was all about finding a home that fit their dreams for the future – including an upstairs playroom perfect for their kids to enjoy once they’re older, a great neighbourhood perfect for playdates at the park, and an open-concept main floor that makes it easy to hang out as a family. This is a spacious home that can grow with their family, and still be rightsized for them ten years from now.
Does this sound like your rightsized home? You might want to check out Activa’s detached homes in great communities like Vista Hills, Doon South, and Riverwood.
What’s your rightsizing story?
In every stage of life, you’ll have different needs to consider when choosing your home. What’s important to remember is that buying the biggest, fanciest house in your budget doesn’t guarantee your home will work for your family. You need to consider rightsizing: finding a home with space in all the right places, a location you love, features that will support you as your family grows and changes, and of course, the rightsized price tag.
Are you ready to start your rightsizing journey with Activa? Click here to browse our homes.