As a young couple just starting out, you probably bought a house you could afford. That may have been a condo or a townhome, or maybe a small, older home. Now, however, after a few years have passed, your family has grown, and you are looking for something bigger to meet your needs.
Sho-Me Real Estate in southwest Missouri is a real estate agency that caters to our clients’ needs. We listen to their wants and needs in a home and then work diligently to find it. If our clients need to sell their home, we pour our hearts and souls into marketing, advertising, and getting the word out so that you can move on with the next chapter in your life. In this blog post, we’ll go over tips on how to upgrade your family home. Contact us today to get started!
TIPS TO UPGRADE YOUR FAMILY HOME
Carefully Consider Your Needs and Wants
Moving itself is considered one of the most stressful events of your life (along with having a baby or losing your job). Plus, every time you move, it costs money, from the moving company to closing costs if you are buying a home. Thus, if you are considering upgrading your home, you’ll want to ensure that your next home will meet your needs for many, many years. Thus, how many kids do you think you’ll have? How many bedrooms do you want? What about garage space? Do you want extra room to be able to tinker in your garage? Do you want a nice big backyard for the kids and the dogs to play in? Are you looking for a two-story home or would you prefer a one-story? There are many considerations to take into account when you are looking for a home for the foreseeable future.
Sho-Me Real Estate in southwest Missouri suggests that you sit down, and make a wish list of what you want in your new home. Consider all aspects, from the inside out. We understand it can be difficult to predict your future, so do the best job you can, and we are available should you need advice.
Consider Your Budget
Now that you know what you want in a house, it’s time to narrow down your wish list and see exactly what you can afford. It can be really easy to buy a home that is a bit outside your budget, and adding kids is costly. When calculating how much more your mortgage might be, don’t forget to factor in other cost increases as well, such as property tax, higher utilities, more maintenance costs, and the like. While having a nice big house that meets your every need is nice, having a nice house that meets most of your needs while giving you financial breathing room is better.
Keep Your Options Open
If you are looking to change your entire lifestyle, say you want to move to the country because you want a lot more outdoor space, then you might have to make compromises along the way. Let’s face it, you probably won’t be able to find 10 acres of land right in the middle of town next to a great elementary school and your favorite coffee shop. Thus, you’ll have to keep an open mind when you are beginning to look for your perfect new home. The goal is to find a home that has the majority of what you want in it, or to find a home that is easy to convert to what you want with a home improvement project. Sho-Me Real Estate can help.
CHOOSE SHO-ME REAL ESTATE FOR ALL OF YOUR FUTURE HOME NEEDS
Sho-Me Real Estate serves the entire Southwest Missouri real estate market, including the communities of Ava, Hartville, Mansfiled, Mountain Grove, Norwood, Rogersville, Fordland, Sparta, Gainesville, Springfield, and Seymour. We are dedicated to helping our clients find the best home for their needs, whether they are looking to upgrade, or they want to sell an existing home so they can upgrade in the future. Our real estate agents are passionate about ensuring that you are well taken care of throughout the entire home buying/selling process. Contact us today to get started!