One theme that struck me in the research phase is that many people in the 50 - 65 age group are considering downsizing their homes. It made me think. How much support do they get when they are considering downsizing?
I also noted that it was reported that some people had downsized their homes but their spending increased. This could be due to a number of factors. For example, if someone moves from a city to the countryside they may have to travel further to entertainment centres, their doctor or their bank increasing their transportation costs.
Is there a need for an app, website or in-person service to help people make an informed financial decision on whether to downsize or not? Is there a need for a tool to help people set and stick to a budget after they downsize? Is there a need for a tool to help them plan and co-ordinate the actual act of downsizing?
What information would you need from the 50 - 65 year olds to help them make an informed decision e.g. habits and house information?
Is there a need to link to websites or information sources e.g. real estate websites or form affiliations to other companies e.g. real estate lawyers?
What other pieces of information would be needed e.g. typical costs for removal vans?
Do you think there is a need for this services/tool?
I would really like someone in the OpenIDEO community to build on this idea if it resonates with them. I am unable to develop this idea.