PODS® Phoenix Helps Households Looking to Downsize in Hot Markets

As housing prices increase, PODS® helps homeowners downsize to cash in.

PHOENIX - Arizonar -- The sizzling hot housing market is driving some homeowners to cash in big, selling their larger homes and opting to downsize while pocketing the profits. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in October 2021, the U.S real estate market registered a 7% increase in existing home sales. The average home price in Arizona in November 2021 was $430,000. In November 2020, it was $340,000 (Realtor.com).

Top housing markets in California, Arizona, and Nevada are seeing a hot new trend – downsizing. While some families look to make the jump to expansive suburban homes, there is a savvy group of homeowners making a different choice: downsizing to a comfortable and affordable home. Whether it be a city condo in a more walkable neighborhood closer to public transit or a tidy beachfront estate they have always dreamed of owning, young professionals to retirees are making moves.

"It is a seller's market, so most people are making a significant amount of money by selling now," said realtor Julie Upton. "You can buy something smaller for less money than what you would likely get from your sale."

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PODS® Phoenix offers tips for downsizing:
  1. Have a plan: Set a realistic goal based on income and accessibility, not items in your current home.
  2. Involve your family: Plan a group decluttering and packing party.
  3. Have a yard sale: AARP suggests you ask yourself, "When is the last time I used this?"
  4. Donate: Everything that doesn't sell can be donated to a good cause.
How PODS unique portable moving and storage containers and services can help you downsize:
  • Decluttering: When sifting through items, PODS storage containers can help alleviate the clutter.
  • Storage: Items too precious to part with but have no place in a smaller home can be easily stored in a secure PODS Storage Center.
  • Moving: Pack at your own pace. Once it's time to move to a new location, PODS containers can travel with you to the next location.
"The easiest way to start the downsizing process is to use a portable PODS container," says Steven Figueroa, Territory Manager of PODS Phoenix. "They stay on your property until the job is finished or are whisked away to one of our secure storage facilities."

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Jennifer Curtis-Neves

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