Right Sizing Checklist

We’ve designed a checklist of considerations worth exploring while you weigh the benefits of relocating to a smaller community: it covers all the factors the Right Sizing writers strive to include when researching every issue.

  • What’s your budget?
  • Larger homes or smaller condo?
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms?
  • New homes or older homes?
  • Build or buy an existing home?
  • How far do you want to be from a city centre?
  • Is commuting still an option
  • Long term investment, rental income or recreational
  • Remote, urban or waterfront
  • Proximity to sports activities
  • Proximity to community centres and festivals
  • Proximity to hospitals
  • Proximity to schools – universities
  • What kind of jobs are available?
  • Should you start you own business?
  • Proximity to restaurants, pubs, café’s or wineries
  • How much rain, snow or heat can you handle?
  • Size of town
  • Environmental options for building and or local food
  • Accessibility for family and friends
  • Ways of making new friends
  • Are you wanting a garage, pool, view etc?
  • How much do you need to put in your jeans to make a move worth while?
  • Vancouver and Calgary… is it priceless? Or is there a place and price that’s worth the move?