There are many reasons why you may have outgrown your home — anything from a rapidly expanding family, to a change of career/location, to unexpected life events. It’s common that the circumstances that were in place when you first bought your home have evolved, and the space you’ve got now is different from what you currently need.
Here are 7 signs that you’ve outgrown your home and may want to consider upsizing.
1. You’re running out of room
A “starter home” is usually perfect for a single person or newlyweds, but it may not meet the needs of a growing family. When the items in your home begin to outstrip the space available, you may feel it’s time to upsize your home… especially if you find yourself in a situation where you have more kids than bedrooms.
2. You’re playing Tetris with furniture
If your furniture only fits in your rooms at certain angles (or if nothing else can fit in there after the furniture), or if you find yourself tripping over toys and belongings that have got few places to go… it may be time to move to more space.
3. You’re having difficulty entertaining guests
If dinner parties and holiday soirees are an absolute no-go at your house because you simply can’t imagine squeezing another person in there, you may be itching to get a new place with more room for larger events. Entertaining family and friends for holidays like Thanksgiving is a lot easier when you’ve got the space for it.
4. You’ve got a long commute
If you’re tired of a long commute to work, you may be ready to reconsider the distance you live from your job, especially as the wear and tear adds up on your car, as well as hefty gas or maintenance bills.
5. You’ve got aging relatives
As we all get older, our needs may change. Aging parents, or relatives who need assistance but lack the means to live on their own or stay at a healthcare facility, may need to come live with family members, like you. This may require not only room in your home, but space for any medical equipment, specialized furniture, or even wheelchair accessibility that may be needed as well.
6. The home is not a match for your desired lifestyle
You may have once loved living in the city, but if suburbia (or the country, or the lake, or a better school district) are calling your name, it may be time to bid adieu to the hustle and bustle, and relocate somewhere more your speed.
7. Your home’s value isn’t growing
Your home is a real estate asset, and if forecasted home values are not growing (and even, in some cases, shrinking) in value, you may determine that your time in this home has come to an end. It’s not uncommon to want to get out while you can sell the house for a decent price; a few years delay could reduce the value even more.
What to do if you’ve outgrown your home
Once it’s clear that you’ve outgrown your home, the first thing to do is get proactive; don’t wait until you can’t take it any longer. Get started doing your research on the housing market, neighborhoods, and school districts. And connect with professionals you can trust, like RESource Atlanta. We can help you find an option that fits your lifestyle and needs! (404) 620-3110 or https://resourceatl.com.