Five Reasons it May Be Time to Upsize Your Home

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Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Have You Outgrown Your Home? Here Are Five Reasons it May Be Time to Upsize Your Home 

 

Top 5 reasons to upsize your homeYour home is your castle, your own little paradise, your piece of the American dream. Lately, however, your little corner of the world has been feeling a bit cramped and you may find yourself eyeing a larger home. Is it time to pull up stakes and move on from your starter home?

OH, The Stuff


Are your closets packed so tightly with shoes and coats, you risk an avalanche every time you open the door? Does your home seem to be lacking the space to keep all your belongings. 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 your childhood bedroom set that you just can’t seem to part with!

 

Growing Household


If you've added to your household in recent years, you may have more people than bedrooms in your home. A two-bedroom home may have been a great idea when it was just you, but with additions to the household, you're starting to have turf wars over the spaces!


No Privacy


Oh, how you'd love to spend an hour on Sunday 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! A chorus of “I need the bathroom!” invades your quiet time. What about the man cave you dreamed of? Those visions of a big screen television were shattered because you need somewhere for the growing household to sleep.

On the Move
No Flex Space


Remember the two-car garage that was once your workshop? Now, there’s a second car and all of your woodworking tools have been relegated to that storage unit you’re renting. You'd love to take up organic gardening but, the tiny yard barely has room for a grill, much-less two lawn chairs!

 

 

You'd love to host your out-of-town guests but, there isn’t even room for their luggage, much-less the guests!

Job Promotion


Kudos to you for buying your starter home and building equity over time. Now, thanks to changes in your career or promotions at work, you can afford a larger home that has plenty of room for your growing household. Putting the equity in your current home to work for your new, larger home purchase, makes perfect sense!


Home prices in Charlotte continue to rise and we’re now seeing a rise in interest rates as well. If ever there was a ‘best time’ to upsize, now is it! Thinking of upsizing your space? Let’s talk!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Five Reasons it May Be Time to Upgrade 

Comments (27)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe these are all good reasons, but I don't know if more space to accumulate more stuff is a good thing

May 29, 2018 03:24 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Changes in lives are often reasons to move, whether up or down. Marriage, new baby, need to bring an older family member under your roof, or desire to build larger long term equity are only some of the reasons to buy a bigger home.

May 29, 2018 05:09 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Debe.

We want to move.  Not because of the size of our home, its because the neighborhood is going downhill rather fast.  

May 30, 2018 01:35 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Debe.  Those folks in need of a larger home in the Charlotte area should give you a call.

May 30, 2018 04:33 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

All good reasons to find out that bigger really is better !

May 30, 2018 06:36 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Dave Halpern! I love furniture - old, eclectic, fun furniture - and I would fill every square inch of space in my home if my hubby didn't curtail my furniture craze! LOL 

May 30, 2018 09:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL Kevin J. May! I have no shortage of flex space until the boys are home for the holidays! Stuff, on the other hand, could potentially be an issue!

May 30, 2018 09:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Valeria Mola! With growing families, upsizing is quite often a must, for sure! 

May 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Brad Thomsen! Yes, in fact, I'm working with a buyer right now who got a large dog and now needs to sell the condo and is on a mad search for a yard for the fur baby! It happens more often than people think, doesn't it?!

May 30, 2018 10:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, regardless of the reason too, Lisa Heindel! They're typically all 'happy' reasons!

May 30, 2018 10:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi William Feela - smart decision - especially if you love the area/neighborhood. Why not make it a home for the ages?!

May 30, 2018 10:03 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL Bob "RealMan" Timm! Estate sales are a great way to de-clutter, aka, de-stuff! 

May 30, 2018 10:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL That's so funny, George Souto!

I recently had a client who lost her mother and inherited a LOT of really nice furniture. She could not bear to give any of it away and needed a bigger home to 'showcase' her furniture. 

Moving an office to home tends to add 'stuff' to the home that could typically call for expansion as well. 

May 30, 2018 10:06 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You cited great examples, John Juarez! Now, I need some help talking my hubby into a TINY second home at the lake! Any suggestions for that one?! LOL

May 30, 2018 10:07 AM
John Juarez

Good luck with that.

May 30, 2018 11:55 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, that's sad, James Dray! We found ourselves in one of those neighborhoods and it's still spiriling downward. I'm glad that we got out and know you'll be thrilled to do so too!

May 30, 2018 10:11 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, thank you, Gabe Sanders - I think so too! 

May 30, 2018 10:21 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - you are such a trip - you keep me in stitches woman!

May 30, 2018 10:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Home buyers will be in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

May 31, 2018 08:02 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Debe all five of these reasons are worth considering when thinking about moving up.

May 31, 2018 02:45 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

5 reasons . . . kid number one, kid number two, kid number three and . . . the twins 

LOL!

Jun 28, 2018 06:38 PM