Your home is your own little piece of you – your castle and fortress. But lately, your small corner of the world has been feeling cramped, and you’re finding yourself eyeing some larger homes. Is it time to move on from your starter home? Here are some of the signs that you’re ready.
You may have more bodies than bedrooms if you’ve added to your family in recent years. A two-bedroom home might have been ideal for just you and your spouse. But with two kids, you’re starting to see the clutter pile up and have turf wars over the living room.
Too Much Stuff
From closets packed so tightly with coats and shoes that you risk an avalanche every time you open the door to an overflowing toy chest, your home just doesn’t have the storage space you need. You may have even had to move some things off-site, spending money to rent space to keep that set of state spoons you collected during your younger years or the antiques your grandmother left you.
No Rest For The Weary
You’d love nothing more than to spend a quiet afternoon soaking in the tub. But before the warm water can take you away, there’s a chorus of “hurry up!” invading your quiet time and loud banging on the door of the only bathroom in the house. And that man cave you dreamed about? Those visions of a big screen television and plush sofa all to yourself were shattered by the realization that you needed somewhere for the kids to sleep.
No Room For Fun
The two-car garage doubled as your woodworking shop when you first moved in. Now, the equipment has been sent to storage to make room for the second family car. You’d love to host your friends visiting from out of state, but there is hardly room for their luggage, much less them. You want to start gardening, but your tiny yard barely has room for a lawn chair and a grill.
You might have opted for a starter home when you first entered the housing market because you had a smaller income. Now, thanks to a career change or promotion, you’re able to afford a home with more square footage and room for your growing family that can provide the space and comfort you need to make many years of happy memories.
Home prices across the country are rising. Contact your local real estate agent now and take advantage of the opportunity to give your family the perfect space at the best price today.