Is 2024 the year that you finally make a move so that your life fits your house? This article explores the challenges of upsizing and downsizing. We also share tips and tricks to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Making a move can be stressful and we can help. It can especially daunting if you own a home and you need to move to a different one. We help folks across all walks, chapters and stages of life. Below are a few questions to ask yourself to determine if a move is in your future.
Is your home too big now that the kids have moved out? Being an empty nester is amazing! Date nights and less responsibility! With unused rooms in the house, keep in mind, you’re paying to heat and cool empty space and many times, those rooms become overflow rooms for stuff. Once they come cluttered, it becomes a bigger and bigger job to tackle. Soon, you have junk rooms that are stressful to think about so the door stays closed. We’d love to help you downsize and can even connect you to our amazing partner Caring Transitions to help you downsize your “stuff”.
Is your chore list never ending and behind schedule? Deferred maintenance on a home can slowly become a serious problem. Before the home needs major (and costly) updates due to deferred maintenance, consider downsizing to a condo or townhouse where the community helps out with these chores. Windows that have been painted shut, gutters that are growing trees, and unfinished projects that have become the new normal are all signs that downsizing could help. Let us connect you with contractors that can help you prepare your home for the market so you can have a home that takes care of you.
What could you do with your equity? Many people have significant equity in their home but feel trapped. Downsize and take the RV across America! Go to Italy. Visit the grandkids once a month. We can help you understand your equity so you can factor that into your retirement. Many people defer the life they want to live by waiting to downsize. Make the move!
Is it time to grow your outside space? Don’t forget about upsizing the space surrounding your home: more land for a garden, a workshop, an outside kitchen for hosting, a place to park your RV/boat and the list goes on and on. By buying a place that has room for your dream lifestyle, your home truly becomes your favorite place to be. We can help find the right house with the right space!
Is your family growing? Helping young families is one of our favorite things to do. It can be tough when you’re early in your careers and your family is expanding. Not only does every dollar count, but every minute matters too. We work around your schedule and can help connect you with a lender that will help make sure that you can upsize your home responsibly.
Ready for your forever home? We help many folks buy the home they’ve dreamed about the entire lives. The one close to the ocean for morning coffee on the beach. The one with a pool for the grandkids to play in. The new home with all the features you’ve wanted. When you’ve worked hard and can afford to take that step, it can be difficult to understand your options. We can help guide you through the process so that your dream home not only fits but maximizes your lifestyle.
In conclusion: it’s never too soon to start gathering information. It’s never too soon to start planning your next chapter. We’re happy to help talk through your options and provide market knowledge and experience to help you plan your move. Please don’t hesitate to set up a no-pressure consultation with us. We’re here to help!