How long have you been living in your current home? Are things starting to feel a little stale? If you’re not the same person you were when you moved in, then maybe it really is time to look for a change. Here are 4 guidelines to help you make a decision.
There’s more bad than good
You still love your house. It has great memories. But is it too small for your family now? Is it too big since the kids have moved out?
It’s time to create a pro-con list. Jot down all the positive and negative feelings you have about your current house. As soon as you see that the negative side of the list is longer than the positive, you may have already made up your mind.
Of course, you could always renovate the home you live in now. Sometimes, small changes to the layout or an updated room can help liven up the home and fix some of your adverse feelings. However, sometimes things cannot be fixed or updated enough, and it’s time to move on.
Changes are coming
Life moves by pretty fast. A new job, new family member, and even retirement can affect what you can and must do to maintain your home. It may be advantageous to investigate a new home that will work around your new lifestyle.
Our first home can be great to raise our family and learn all about paying bills and living with adult responsibility. But as our children move out on their own, and retirement looms, we must pay attention to our home, and how we can live within it.
A new home will help a semi- or full retiree enjoy a home that requires less maintenance and is suited to a person with a more limited range.
Our own aging process is a tough realization. Once we come to terms with this, we can really look at our living situation and positive changes can occur.
While living in your home, changes are going to come in the form of more, or less, people living under the same room. A small condo is great, until you find out that it’s really twins. But one day, those twins will set off to college, or buy a house of their own, leaving you with two bedrooms that will collect junk, or be completely unused.
It is important, however, to plan accordingly. Moving with small infants can be difficult at best. Consider moving before they make lifelong friends, or at least not in the middle of the school year.
Traveling can be expensive. If your kids move out of state, you can visit as often as you want, but it will cost you. But moving to a new home, closer to your children and grandchildren can be done once, put you in a new home, and make weekends and holidays a family affair again.
Fall and winter are the best time to move. Movers will accommodate your schedule easier and offer additional pricing specials. Just watch out for inclement weather.
Feeling boxed in?
Sure, you loved your house for a long time. But there may come a time when you just know there is something else for you. You’ve done everything you can to make this house your home, but now that’s not enough. A new home could be the fresh start you’ve been looking for.
Contact your realtor and get started on this journey.
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