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5 Major Signs It’s Time to Upsize Your Home

by | Nov 22, 2019

When it comes to buying a house for the first time, there is no shortage of advice. Whether it’s figuring out the right time to buy your first home or getting a short-list of useful tips for making the process go smoothly, tips for first-time buyers span far and wide. But what about those people who’ve been there, done that? Those who are well into home ownership, but who find themselves wondering if it may be time to look into getting a new house? If buying a home for the first time is a lot of work, then selling that home and buying another one is doubly so – but, on the bright side, it’s doubly rewarding. If you find yourself wondering whether it might be time to move on, check out our list of major signs it’s time to upsize your home below.

1. Your family is getting bigger

We’ll start with the most obvious: if you purchased a starter home of a certain size and have since started a family, it’s perfectly natural that things might feel a bit more cramped than they used to. If your home isn’t able to keep up with your family’s growing size, it may be time to seriously consider moving forward with purchasing a new home.

In the same vein, your new home-buying journey is also a great opportunity to consider factors that may not have been a big priority during the first go-around. These can include reputable school districts, safe and community-oriented neighborhoods, and shorter commutes. Purchasing a new home is an awesome chance to look for something that’s not only compatible with your family’s size, but also with your changing needs and priorities.

2. It seems like repairs are needed constantly

Repairs and renovations are an inevitable part of home ownership. In fact, it can be incredibly fulfilling to make updates, upgrades, and otherwise make a house truly feel like your home. That being said, if it feels like you’re constantly making repairs that drain both your financial resources and peace of mind, it’s time to consider moving onto a property that’s better suited to your needs.

There’s a fine live between making renovations to upgrade a home that’s already compatible with your lifestyle and trying to make major changes to a home that’s just not meeting your needs anymore. One of the biggest signs it’s time to upsize your home is that you find yourself dissatisfied with more things than you like about your house. If so, it’s time to consider other options.

3. You’re the go-to event host

Of course, having guests over and being the host of family gatherings can be extremely exciting and fulfilling. If you love the idea of hosting events for years to come, ask yourself whether your space is compatible with that vision. As time changes and families grow, it’s natural that gathering spaces feel more and more cluttered. That’s equally true if you’re constantly hosting friends and family from out of town: as your own family grows, finding space for everyone to co-exist comfortably can be more and more challenging. If it’s financially feasible, a more spacious home is a great way to make hosting duties less stressful.

4. The clutter is suffocating you

When you find yourself consistently squeezing through furniture, tripping over toys, or scouring your home to find space for just one more knick knack, it can be second-nature to blame the things. Rather than telling yourself you’ve got too much furniture or are due for another spring cleaning, ask yourself whether the issue might actually be with the space you’re working with. You spend every day in your home, so it’s natural to become accustomed to its dimensions without really thinking about whether your needs are (literally) outgrowing your space. If you’re having the “time to declutter” conversation with yourself regularly, it’s one of the bigger signs it’s time to upsize your home – not get rid of more possessions.

5. It makes financial sense

Of course, purchasing a second home is a big financial move to make, and it’s important to evaluate whether it’s a step that makes sense for you at the time. Take into account how much equity you’ve got in your current home, what price range is reasonable for your future home, and what monthly rate you’d like to stick to long-term. Once you’ve outlined these important financial criteria, you’ll be well-equipped to work with a professional to find your next dream home.
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