Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

 

Beginner homes hold a lot of memories. They were your first major property purchase, where you paid your first mortgage, where you learned exactly what it means to be a homeowner, where you first put nails in the wall and flowers in the garden, where you began to create the life you have now. Some people buy their first home and stay there for their entire life; others buy their first home and then eventually move onto something else. It can be hard to know when it's time for that next big step: to upgrade, or downsize, depending on your situation. 

Have you outgrown your starter home? Your biggest indicator of this has to do with space. 

When families have more children, or an elderly parent moves in with them, they often need extra space for beds and belongings. For example, many couples will move out of their starter home before they start having kids. More kitchen, bedroom, living and backyard space is often needed to facilitate the larger group of residents. This means it is time to upgrade to a bigger home. If you think it's time to find a new home for your growing family, contact us today! We have listed a number of homes that were made to be functional, safe and beautiful family homes. 

When families get smaller, it can also be time to switch things up. Sometimes when someone becomes an empty nester (their children are grown and moved out) or they lose a spouse or housemate, a home becomes too big. The extra space can be both hard to maintain without the extra hands and simply too much empty, unused space that is no longer needed. In this case, a person may choose to leave their starter home and downsize. If you think it may be time to downsize, we are also here to help! Contact us today and we will find you the perfect home. 

We know that leaving your first home for something new can be daunting, which is why we will be with you every step of the way. Be encourage by the process! New and exciting things are on the horizon. 

 

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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