Many homeowners may be surprised when they realize that their current home no longer fits their needs. From an expanding family to a career change, it’s common for a homeowner to know that his or her property is no longer good against. In fact, one in four Americans has had their home bigger in two years.
Whatever the situation, your space may no longer be comfortable or compatible, and you may want to upsize. Considering a move into your immediate future? Read on to find out the signs that you have officially left your residence.
As your family grows, assets also tend to accumulate. Do your children have toys and sports equipment anywhere? Did you get a lot of souvenirs from the holidays? Your life experiences can have created many assets. In fact, nearly 50% of people said they collected new properties in their first year at their new residence. Cleaning items and storage -saving solutions can only go so far; Upgrading to a larger home is probably the best option.
The Neighborhood Isnt What It Used To Be
Is your neighborhood changing? This can be another sign that you may have grown up in your home. You’ve probably bought a home in a comfortable community, but it’s expanding now because of new real estate developments. Perhaps neighborhood safety has been reduced. Whatever the case, if you feel uncomfortable with your current living situation, it may be time to look for a new home elsewhere.
Long Commute to Work
If you've changed careers or landed a dream job in a new place, you may be dealing with a long, stressful cut. If this affects your health and quality time spent with your family, it may be a good idea to look for a property closer to the office. That way, you’ll have more time to relax and be with loved ones.
Your Home Lost Its Charm
Have you lost the luster features of your property? You probably fell in love with the stained glass windows, antique light fixtures and pocket doors when you first moved in, but now it feels like an annoyance. If they can’t be fixed, it may be time to move on.
DIY Projects Are Incomplete
Have you ever given up on a bathroom makeover? Do some walls in your home still need drywall repair? If you don’t plan on finishing DIY projects as soon as possible, it could be a sign that you don’t feel like you’re at home in your current space. If you live in an unfinished home and the renovations are too expensive, it may be time to part ways.
Additional Family Members
If you plan to have more children or you have elderly parents moving into the home, you may find that space is limited. This can make daily living uncomfortable. You could consider a residence with no stairs, more bedrooms and / or a larger yard.
For more signs that you have passed your home, see the accompanying resource.
AUTHOR BIO: Daniel Close is the owner of We Buy Homes in Kentucky a Louisville-based real estate agency. He has 15 years of industry experience and is committed to making selling your home an easy and stress -free experience.
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