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Category: Downsizing

    Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

    By CGR Marketing | December 1, 2021

    The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers than expected... Read More

    Aging in Place vs Downsizing

    By CGR Marketing | April 13, 2021

    Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at, shares: “The very nature of the pandemic, through the health implications, social distancing,... Read More

    Homebuyers Can Win by Downsizing in 2020

    By CGR Marketing | February 27, 2020

    Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at an average of 3.8% for a... Read More

    Hilton Head Area Real Estate Workshops | February 4th 2020

    By Taylor Brunn | January 13, 2020

    Two complimentary real estate workshops, open to the public, are taking place on Hilton Head Island on February 4th, 2020, with a focus on downsizing and the home buying process. The two workshops, taught by Chip Collins, owner of Collins Group Realty, will be held back-to-back and will include a 30-minute dinner and opportunity for... Read More

    Thanksgiving Stuff-ing

    By Chip Collins | November 4, 2019

    It’s that special time of year again. Time to take stock of your blessings, to express gratitude for the people in your life, and to give your stuff away… Read More

    Vlog: Downsizing Workshop

    By CGR Marketing | August 23, 2019

    Join us Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 from 4 – 6 pm for our next Downsizing Workshop. Watch this video for a preview of what we’ll be learning. Call 843-837-6700 or Register online: You can follow our blog…there’s something new every Friday. Just click on the RSS feed button below to subscribe, or follow us on Facebook.... Read More

    Downsizing: The Junk Drawer

    By Chip Collins | July 26, 2019

    by Chip Collins Scissors and Wires and Pens, Oh My! Of the myriad issues surrounding a downsizing move, one of them certainly (and most anxiously) is the “stuff.” Where will it all go/fit, and how on earth will you get it from point A to point B – whatever and whenever that is? It’s assuring... Read More

    Downsizing: Start Decluttering Your Closet

    By Chip Collins | June 20, 2019

    by Chip Collins So that I don’t run the risk of playing the hypocrite as I speak of the process and benefits of Downsizing – and perhaps also in an effort to inspire by example – I wanted to share my recent pre-move experience. The theme and mantra that Carrie and I have employed in... Read More

    Downsizing: How To Get Rid of Your Stuff

    By CGR Marketing | May 31, 2019

    Tap to Watch Video If you’re looking around your home and stressing about the clutter or all the things filling the shelves and closets… maybe you have furniture you’d like to get rid of, or an attic full of stuff that you haven’t laid eyes on in years, then this video might help guide you... Read More