Is your family outgrowing your current home?
How do you know when you've "outgrown" your home?

While that starter home may have seemed like heaven on earth at the time of purchase, after a few years, kids, pets, belongings, and other accumulations; claustrophobia may set in. Thoughts of a bigger yard, more rooms, and square footage enter our minds more frequently. Maybe a need for a home office, workout room, pantry or workshop area presents itself..... or possibly you just need a place to put all your toys.... or a little more room for entertaining becomes desirable, the list goes on.

Before you let the feeling of claustrophobia overcome your rationale, think about a few things first. Do you really need to upgrade? Would a new shed or perhaps a yard sale help out with some of the clutter? New shelves in the closets? Refinished basement? A new fence if privacy is an issue? If you think it through and your current home just doesn't cut it, are you financially able to upgrade to a new home? Think about your budget and the added burden of a larger mortgage. Is it worth it? Or would it be wiser to stay cramped for a bit longer until you're better situated to make the move? If you decide that yes, you need a bigger home, and yes, you can afford it, it's probably time to upgrade. The next logical step would be to contact your friendly, neighborhood realtor and see what's available that fits your needs. Are you looking for a certain number of bedrooms/baths, a bigger yard, a bigger garage, or a basement? Your realtor is an invaluable resource for finding the perfect home to fit you and your family. As well as assisting and advising every step of the way towards the purchase of your new home.

*For our purpose a family is defined as a pet, goldfish, or person

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