12/10/2012 03:12 pm ET

Everybody Says You Should Downsize. Everybody May Be Wrong.

The McMansion generation is in downsizing mode.

Millions of Americans age 50 and older are looking around their spacious homes and are deciding they don't need all that room anymore. The kids are gone, maybe a spouse, too. And they could really use the money from a sale to bulk up their retirement funds.

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