Getting attached to the home you are living in now is oh so human. Memories are built, traditions are started, foundations are layed. I know we have certainly got attached to where we live now. However, sometimes there are signs telling you that this current home just may not be serving your need anymore. As your family grows you may only be able to ignore these signs for so long. You may find sibling rivalries ensue or squeezing around the rest of the family to get ready in the morning is becoming more annoying.
We all know that moving can be hard, there is planning involved and there are expenses to take into consideration. However, these six signs may mean it is time to get the pen and paper out and start executing a plan to get your family into your next home.
Signs That it May Be Time to Move
You are Feeling the Squeeze
If your current home has started to feel tight and cramped and you have done all the decluttering you could do, it may be time to expand. As families and kids grow, more stuff tends to accumulate too and this can leave the home that was once big enough not feeling so great anymore.
Privacy is Lacking
As children grow they need more privacy. It can be harder to have your kids share bedrooms and the idea of the little ones being in your bed with you might not sound so fun anymore. If you are finding that you yourself are missing having a little privacy, no doubt your kids are feeling it too.
It’s On Your Mind Constantly
If you have been talking or thinking about moving for months or even years now, this can usually be a good sign that it’s time to make a move. This is when it might be a good time to start exploring the equity in your current home, how much movers cost and where you would really like to go or can afford to go that get’s you the space you need.
School Districts are Now Coming Into Play
If you have had younger kids you may not have been thinking about school yet. However, it is quite common as children grow that parents start thinking about school districts and which ones offer the programs that their children need. Each family is unique in their needs when it comes to schools and doing a little research you may realize the school district you live in right now doesn’t quit meet those needs.
People You Care About Live Far Away
I have helped many grandparents over the past couple of years buy homes closer to their grandchildren. Maybe you are far away from parents, sisters, brothers or your major support system. I know from personal experience this can be so hard. Not having help with kids while their young can be exhausting. Packing up and moving closer to family has bought relief to many of my clients.
Your Home Needs Renovating
If you bought a home say 6 years ago that was a little dated but you could handle it at the time, you may feel different now. The busy of life can certainly get in the way of renovating a home and doing those projects you thought you would get done when you first bought your home. If looking at your home has you feeling frustrated or sad rather then bringing you joy each day, it may be time to sell and look for a home that is a little more updated so that you don’t have to think about those changes you never made every time you walk into your kitchen or bathroom.
There are many reasons families decide that finding a new/different home would be the best option for them. If you have been throwing around the thought of moving or wondering if it is even a possibility let’s chat today!
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I'm Haley Bartlett and I love helping sellers get the most for their home while helping them find their new home. This can be scary for many seller/buyers as they wonder where they will go if everything doesn't go right! I have systems and processes in place to lift the burden, getting you the most for your current home while finding the right next home!
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