Signs You are Ready to Upgrade to a Larger Home

Posted by Krista Fracke on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 4:44pm.

It doesn’t happen all at once. First, you are trying to find storage space in the top of the closet. Then, you're sliding Rubbermaid bins under the beds. Finally, you find yourself using that bedroom as an office/workout room/walk-in closet. Sound about right? You may have loved your Jacksonville home when you bought it- maybe you still love it. But is it time to make a move? Here are a few tell-tale signs it may be time to look for more space.

Intended Use

When you first bought your home in Jacksonville, you may have been single or newly married, and two bedrooms were enough. Now, with a child or two, the bedroom that they shared as babies may not work so well as toddlers. Or, if you’ve received a promotion at work, that second bedroom does not work so well as an office when your mother-in-law is in town. Is one family room just not cutting it anymore?

As kids grow, they often need a second family room. And let's be honest, having them play in a separate room sounds like music to your ears, doesn’t it? If you are finding yourself using spaces for activities that are not the rooms original intended use, it may be time to look for a better option for your family.

Renovations

Buyers often purchase their first home in Jacksonville believing they can renovate it into the home they want. Generally, this can be true. However, renovations can reveal other problem areas.

Let's say you want to increase the closet space. That renovation can reveal that the bedroom is actually too small. If you are taking a wall out of the kitchen to put in an island, this can reveal that the dining area doesn't accommodate the table you want, or it can push too far into the living space.

Buyers can get enamoured with their first home and forget to really look at the details. Sometimes you look at home and think, “We can put in hardwood floors,” only later realizing there are 6 different types of flooring throughout the house. A discovery that makes removing the flooring a very lengthy process. If you find yourself in renovation mode more often than not, it may be time to allow another family to take over.

Lifestyle

Did you buy your first home for its amazing Jacksonville location? Is it close to your favourite restaurants and shopping areas? Many buyers purchase their first home to suit their lifestyle. Kids, jobs, ageing parents are just a few things that can drastically change our lifestyle in a few years. Is your commute is longer?  Do you want to entertain at home more, as opposed to going out? Would an upper-level laundry room help simplify the cleaning process? It might be time to look for a home that fits your new lifestyle.

If you think you it might be time to start looking for a larger Jacksonville home contact Jacksonville Real Estate agent Krista Fracke. Krista can help simplify the process.

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