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A Guide To Upsizing Your Home

Posted by Terence Davids on Aug 4, 2017 11:13:12 AM
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If you find yourself running out of room in your house and the spaces you have are too crowded, it may be time to start thinking about upsizing your home. Even if the home you are currently in offers just enough space for everyone to fit, not having any extra space to grow can be stressful.

If you've decided it's time to swap your first starter home with a larger forever home, there are some things you should think about before re-approaching the Niagara housing market.

Is selling your home the right move?

Consider whether you are ready to actually sell your home and buy another one. Look closely at your financials and be sure that you can fully afford upsizing your home and paying for more space. If you're not sure that you can sell your home and then buy a home in Niagara, there are other options instead of upsizing.

Consider ridding your home of unnecessary things through a garage sale or donations. You may uncover more space in your current home than you thought you had. If that isn't enough, and you don't want to leave your current home, you could undergo a renovation. Whether you do a small renovation or a large renovation, you may create the space you need.

Consider what you need

If there is no way to create any more space in the location you have, consider what it is you need from new home. Consult with your Niagara real estate agent about what you are looking for so they can help you find a home that will fit and suit your needs the best.

Be sure to think long term before you settle on what you need. Are you considering expanding your family further in the future? Or, will you be having an elderly parent come to live with you soon?

Plan effectively for a new space

On one hand you want to have lots of space in your new home, but you also should be wary about having too much. When you approach the Niagara housing market and start looking at Niagara homes for sale be sure that you plan exactly what to do with all the space you'll have. If you plan effectively, you won't find yourself with far too much space and have to downsize sooner than you anticipated.

Work with the best real estate agents in Niagara

When it's time to upsize your home, it's important that you work with experience Niagara realtors who know how to find the perfect home for you. Team Davids has the expertise in the homes that Niagara has to offer to help you find your perfect forever home. Connect with us today to get started.

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