If you’re starting to feel like it’s time to be moving on (from your current home, that is), it may not be a coincidence. In fact, there are actually several tell-tale signs that can indicate that it’s time to make a change.
One of the more obvious scenarios is if your family or household has grown – but your actual living space hasn’t. For instance, if the compact home you purchased as newlyweds is a bit too small for your current family of six, then its probably time for everyone to have more space.
The same can also hold true if you are now an empty-nester who is looking to downsize in square footage, as well as to reduce the maintenance time and expense. As an example, cutting the grass and trimming the hedges may have been enjoyable at one time, but now you may prefer to spend your free time doing other, more relaxing activities. If this sounds like you, smaller quarters could be much more fitting.
Even if the number of residents in your household hasn’t changed, it could be that you’re just simply ready for a change. According to research by the National Association of Realtors, the average length of time that homeowners stay in their home before moving on is approximately ten years.
While it’s important not to make impulse decisions – especially regarding high-dollar transactions like the purchase and sale of a home – if you’re ready to make a change, now could be a good time to do so.
With that in mind, it could be time to consult an experienced real estate professional who can walk you through the next steps in the process. If you’re ready to make a move – or even if you’re curious about the current value of your present home – Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.