When buying a house, you are often tricked into thinking you’ve bought your “forever home,” when you may end up wanting to move out one day. The following are signs that your current home may not be perfect for you anymore.
If you bought your house when it was just you living in it, or you only had your spouse and possibly a child, the house was probably the perfect size for your needs. However, if your home of 3 grows to a house of 5 or 6, and you only have two bedrooms and one bathroom, you may need an upgrade. While it may seem intimidating to sell your house, try to find a new one, and raise children all at the same time, your entire family can benefit from the cost of selling a house.
Your Home Doesn’t Fit Your Life
If you’re continually commuting to your job and spending more time on the road and at work than at home, you may want to consider moving. Obviously, there’s more to consider with this one, but while possibly having to move your kids to a new school or adapting to a new area can seem frightening, it would be completely worth it to not have to drive 4 hours round trip to work.
Your Kids Move Out
If you have kids, watching them go off to college and suffering empty nest syndrome is real. While selling the house you and your family built your memories in can be incredibly sentimental, it can help you, or you and your spouse move on to the next phase in your life. Whether you move to a condo on the beach or a place convenient for your kids to visit, locate yourself where you will be happier, and have the ability to create new memories.
You’re Constantly Fixing Things in your House
Find yourself at Home Depot a lot? That is a sign you may want to consider moving. There is indeed a difference between renovating your home to satisfy your needs and continually having to repair things, so if you’re repetitively repairing things, this one is for you. Over time, especially with older houses, you can find yourself spending exorbitant sums of money on things like fixing leaks in your roof and holes in your walls, and that money could be going to a house where you would not have to do as much work. It is easier said than done, but living in a stress-free house can be worth it.
You’re Never Home
Chances are, if you’re constantly spending your time in another city, neighborhood, or just merely finding places to go instead of your own house, you have outgrown your home. Instead of suffering in an area that you are technically supposed to be happiest, you may as well find a new home that you are not constantly trying to avoid. Find a location that satisfies you and embrace it.