It’s easy to get attached to our homes; after all, it’s where we’re the most comfortable and have created lots of memories. This can make it difficult to decide if you should hold on or go ahead and buy a new home. Maybe you’ve been toying with the idea of moving but aren’t sure if you’re ready to move into a new house. So, is it time to upgrade your home? Here are five signs to look for.
Your needs have changed
Our lives are not a constant line. Things are constantly changing and that’s expected! However, while we change and adapt, our homes aren’t always able to keep up. Maybe you’ve gotten married, had kids (or had kids move out), welcomed an aging parent, changed jobs, or your neighborhood doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore. Whatever the reason, it’s reasonable to want a home that supports the way you want and need to live.
Your family is growing
One of the main reasons people upgrade their homes is because their family is expanding. If you have kids, you have new needs to consider: access to top school districts, a backyard for playtime, parks, and other recreation activities. Maybe an aging parent is moving in; you’ll want to have enough space for them as well.
You need more space
Another sign that it’s time to upgrade is you need more space, whether it’s more bedrooms, another bathroom, or even storage space. A growing family is a common reason for needed more space (who wants to hear another argument over the bathroom?) but there are more reasons why you may need more room. Maybe you’re now working remotely so you need a dedicated office. Maybe all the organizational tips you’ve found on Pinterest simply aren’t working. Whatever the reason, a bigger home gives everyone the space they need and makes them feel more comfortable.
Major renovations are on the horizon
You’ve handled minor updates over the years but now you’re facing major repairs or renovations to make your home comfortable. Managing high-cost projects like a new roof, HVAC system, water heater, or updating appliances can be overwhelming. If it would cost you more to keep repairing your home, it makes sense to start looking for a new house.
Your current home has appreciated significantly
If your home’s value has increased since you purchased it, it may be a smart decision to enjoy the good fortune and sell. You can use the equity you gained towards your next home.
If you feel it’s time to upgrade your home, here’s how you can prepare to buy a home for the second time.
Ready to upgrade your home?
When you’re ready, we can help. FCB Homes is known for building new communities in desirable neighborhoods throughout the Central Valley. Visit us at FCBHomes.com to learn more about our new home communities in Lodi and Riverbank.