Increasingly, Australian downsizers are cashing in on the housing market, selling large suburban homes or inner-city terraces to make up a sizeable portion of today’s buyers’ market. Now, with the economic downturn and self-funded retirees taking the hit on their superannuation portfolios, the argument for downsizing has never been more compelling. But what are the perks that come with owning a smaller property and do they outweigh the alternative of keeping the large family home?