You remember when you first bought your home – it was the perfect size – whether for the whole family to gather, or for just the two of you. But now, things have changed. You may maxed out all storage, expanded your family, or the kids may have all moved out and you find yourself only going in rooms to clean. Its time for a change!
Going Bigger & Better
Are you about finished with that starter home? Families are growing in different ways, with kids staying at home later and many adult parents are moving back in with their kids as well. Add a couple of pets and a lifetime’s worth of stuff, and more square footage (& closets) becomes a necessity.
A big concern when you are considering an upgrade is how to do so without fully downgrading your bank account. Along with the purchase price of your home, you will also need to anticipate an increase in taxes, utilities, and maintenance. Our team can help take property tax amounts when seeking a new home for you, as well as keeping an eye out for well maintained and energy efficient homes to help keep costs manageable.
It helps to keep in mind that upsizing now can result in a tidy profit later – if you choose the home and location properly. Your real estate pro knows what trends are on the rise and can point out features and areas that will make your home appealing to future buyers as well.
Downsizing as an Upgrade
On the flip side – when you find yourself with more space or room than you really need, or want to take care of, downsizing to a smaller home or a retirement community can be an appealing option. No more spending the weekend mowing the lawn when you could be travelling, or spending quality time with your loved ones. Lower monthly utility and maintenance bills take some of the stress out of staying on budget as well.
Our team can help you navigate the process of finding your new home & selling your current place. Timing when your current home sells for the best value, and with the best terms will help you find a great new home for your investment. Your agent will help you negotiate with your new home buyers- some are willing to give you extra moving time in order to get the advantage in a purchase. We can provide recommendations for movers, trades as well as local retirement communities.
With over 20 years of experience, our team has the experience and knowledge to help you make your next big move, contact us for more info on how to get started!