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We haven't had a mortgage in 13 years, but a debt-free house still isn't free. The bigger it is, the more it costs to heat & cool, pay taxes & insurance on, and maintain (let alone furnish). The bigger it is, the longer it takes to clean, too ;-) And we do that ourselves, although we pay people to take care of the yard.

I'm embarrassed to say that my house is almost twice the size of yours, hence my desire to downsize. Although it actually feels a bit cramped when both kids and grandkids are visiting(!).
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