It’s inevitable that you will eventually outgrow your starter home—few people actually end up staying in the first place they buy since our needs tend to evolve over time. With that in mind, simply needing more space isn’t necessarily the only reason a family will upgrade their home, in fact, there are signs within all facets of your life that could help you determine whether or not you’ve outgrown your home. The four main categories are:
1. Space: The most obvious indicator that you’ve outgrown your home is if you find yourself physically running out of room. Perhaps you have more kids than bedrooms, you’re tripping over furniture or toys, your storage spaces are getting cluttered, or you’ve run out of space to entertain family and friends. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re in vast and good company, and it might be time to change venues.
2. Family: Boomerang kids, or young adults that have moved back home after college or from living on their own, might make your home feel like a tight squeeze. While to some, this might be a huge blessing (or worst nightmare), the fact remains that you might have to make room for your returning child. In addition, should you experience an aging relative moving in, you’ll not only need to make room for the person or people, but any necessary medical equipment or specialized furniture they may need, and your home may need to include wheelchair accessibility.
3. Economics: Not all factors for outgrowing your home will be as obvious as the previous examples. If you’re interested in continuing to build wealth through your real estate investment, perhaps you need to upgrade to a higher-valued home in a better neighborhood. The desirability factor of your neighborhood might be decreasing, and if so, it might mean you’ve outgrown it.
4. Personal: It is possible to outgrow your commute to work—if the drive is putting a toll on your mental, physical, and financial health, it’s a tell-tale sign that it’s time for a move. Also, think about where you spend most of your time; if you live in the country but spend most of the time in the city, you might be better off living close to your favorite night scene. Or on the contrary, the hustle and bustle of city life might be getting old, which could mean it’s time for an escape into the peaceful suburbs!
If any of the above scenarios apply to you and you think you might be outgrowing your current home, don’t worry—you don’t have to be alone in the next steps! Our team specializes in helping families get out of their starter house and into their dream home in less time and with minimal stress! We guarantee that your transition with buying and selling a home at the same time is seamless! To learn more about how we can help you, Call us at 352-209-0000.
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