Your Home No Longer Meets Your Needs: Now What?

These days, many families find themselves in a position where their current home simply doesn’t meet their needs, currently or their future needs. Maybe there aren’t enough bedrooms or bathrooms. Maybe it’s the kitchen that’s too small and hopelessly outdated. Your layout may not fit your personal style. Your home may be no longer be as desirable as it once was.

If you do find yourself in this situation, what’s your next move? Well, you have three options: remodel your current home, move to a home in a new neighborhood that better suits your needs, or design and build a new home. Each option has its own set of pros and cons and your family must consider all of them and their nuances before making such an important decision. 

The graphic below offers details on the factors to consider when choosing between your options, including your budget, your ties to your neighborhood and home, the real estate market, your tolerance of inconvenience, the amount of free time you have and many more.

It all comes down to a balancing act. Weighing your desires for what you want against your ability to pay for it. A serious internalization is required because this is no easy decision. Take a look at the infographic below which may help you in your decision. Good luck!

 

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