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With over a decade spent on residential and commercial construction job sites, Dan Stout has the hands-on experience to speak to builders, contractors, and homeowners with the voice of authority. Much of his work centers on demystifying the building industry by simplifying construction jargon for homeowners and laying out best business practices for contractors. Dan's non-fiction has appeared on numerous blogs and vendor websites, while his prize-winning fiction has been featured in publications such as Nature and The Saturday Evening Post. His debut novel Titanshade is scheduled for a 2019 release from DAW Books.

12 Signs It’s Time To Downsize

Our lives are dynamic, changing things, and it can be hard to predict our future needs. What once may have been the perfect home for you and your family may now seem too large or too impersonal. If you're on the fence about whether it's time for you to downsize your home, here are 12 signs that may point you in the right direction.