So quick little backstory: my situation has changed with my ex moving out and I feel like my place is simply too big and too expensive for me on my own. I thought when I bought it that 2 beds and 2 baths would be the minimum I wanted even if I was single but now I don't really see the value of the extra effort and stress and would love to downsize a bit.
Now I know this might be a complete pipe dream but has anyone ever had any experience with a trade to downsize? I definitely don't have enough equity in my place yet (only had it for a year) to afford a 20% down payment (since I'm no longer a first time home buyer, I don't think I can do 5%, correct?) so I don't think selling my place and buying a new one would work so I'm just trying to see what my options are besides a room mate (my place is too small in my opinion to live with a stranger) or renting it out completely