5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current Home

Whether your current home was just a starter home or you are an empty nester wondering why you ever thought you needed so much space.  You may be asking yourself “Have I/we outgrown this house?”  Life occasionally throws curve balls.  You, and your family, may be trying to field one of those curve balls right now. Outgrowing your house doesn’t always mean you need something LARGER than you currently have.  You may need to DOWNSIZE.The Spackman Group Tiny House Time to Move                                         {Courtesy of istockphoto/gettyimages}

We’ve complied a list of 5 tell tale signs you may want to consider moving to a home that better suits your current needs.

1) The definition of your family unit has changed

Every family is unique and has unique needs.  Whether you’ve added to your brood or taken away, the amount of space you need to live comfortably may have changed due to that increase or deduction.  Have you recently had a baby?  Are you caring for a aging parent or family member?  Is your oldest leaving soon for college?  Have all your children left the nest? Or that puppy that has taken up permanent residence in all your hearts is no longer a puppy anymore, he needs space to run and play and the tiny back yard just isn’t big enough anymore.

2) You’ve had a change in your career

The job you used to have to commute back and forth to each day has evolved into a home office position.  Or maybe you’ve changed from a corporate employee to an entrepreneur and you need space within your home to work efficiently and productively. Maybe there is a need for storage, a place for inventory and product prep and you just can’t carve that out in your current home.

3) Your Finances have changed

You may be making more money and can easily afford to step up on the property ladder.  Or, you may have had a change in income – possibly a reduction (see #1 – someone in your family has gone from an income earner to a care taker) and you need to adjust your mortgage accordingly.

4) Entertaining isn’t entertaining anymore

You fell in love with your house.  Your furniture fit perfectly.  The neighborhood was tops on your list.  But you forgot to consider the holidays, entertaining for birthdays and other family events.  Parties are supposed to be fun.  But, now when you have more than three people over, and your guests are eyeing the only empty seat in the room – you find yourself wondering why you offered to host.

5) Storage & your Parking Space 

If passersby mistake your garage for a flea market or adjunct thrift shop – you might need more space.

Over the years you’ve accumulated some great pieces and you love them.  But, there’s no place for them in your house anymore.  Your garage has become a storage unit and your three cars are now relegated to the driveway.  On Saturday you’ve filled your garage so full – you decided a storage unit was the only option to regain those precious covered parking spaces.  Now all those gorgeous things that mean the world to you are packed in boxes or wrapped in blankets and no one can appreciate them.

Is it time for you to consider purchasing a new home?  Our team is here to help you.  Our buyer’s rep will meet with you to determine what your current needs are and assist you with finding a lender to determine your budget.  We are here to guide and advise you in the process so you don’t overpay for a new home just because you can afford to.

Have a home to sell that you’ve outgrown?  It’s a seller’s market here in the Nashville/Franklin and surrounding areas.  Our listing specialist can meet with you to determine the best possible price to get your home sold quickly and tips to help make the process a smooth one.

If it’s time to move for you and your family, contact us today by phone at (615) 939-1252, visit our website www.spackmanrealtygroup.com to begin your search today or stop by our office in the heart of Cool Springs – 9175 Carothers Parkway, Suite 110 Franklin for personalized and professional service.

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