Have You Outgrown Your Current Home? Here Are Five Easy Ways to Tell if It's Time to Upgrade

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Real Estate Agent with PorchLight Real Estate Group

 

 Your home is your castle, your own little piece of the American dream. 

 

But lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped and you find yourself eyeing those larger homes. 

 

Is it time to pull up stakes and move on from your starter home?


Growing Family

 


If you've added to your family in recent years, you may have more bodies than bedrooms. A two-bedroom home may have been a great idea when it was just you and your spouse, but with two kids, you're starting to have turf wars over the play area. 

Overflowing With Stuff

 


From an overflowing toy chest to closets packed so tightly with shoes and coats you risk an avalanche every time you open the door, your home just doesn't have the space to keep all your things. You may have even had to move some things off-site, spending money to rent storage space to keep that antique dresser your grandmother left you or the set of state spoons you carefully collected during your college years. 

No Rest For The Weary

 


You'd love to spend an afternoon soaking in the tub, but before the warmth of the water can take you away, there's a banging on the door of the only bathroom in the house and a chorus of “hurry up!” invading your quiet time. And the man cave you dreamed of? Those visions of a big screen television were shattered by the realization you needed somewhere for the kids to sleep. 

No Room For Extras

 


When you first moved in, the two-car garage doubled as your woodworking shop. Now, the equipment has been sent to storage to make room for the family's second car. You'd love to take up organic gardening, but your tiny yard barely has room for a grill and a lawn chair. You'd love to host your friends visiting from out of state, but there is hardly room for their luggage, much less them. 

Changes In Career

 


You may have opted for a starter home when you first entered the market because you had a smaller income. Now, thanks to changes in careers or promotions at work, you can afford a home with greater square footage and room for your growing family that will provide the space you need for many years of happy memories. 

Home prices across the country are starting to rise. Make that move now contact:

 

 

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Great ways! I am sure you will get a ton of calls on this, title alone!

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