Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current Home

It’s not uncommon for people to outgrow their current homes. Whether it is due to a growing family, new job opportunity, or simply a need for more space, there are many reasons why people decide to move.

How can you tell if that’s happening with your property? Here are some signs that it may be time to bring out the boxes:

  1. You need more space.
    The most common reason people upgrade to a new home is simple – they need more space. For any number of reasons, you might want an extra bedroom, a larger living room, a bigger backyard, or a more spacious kitchen. Rather than put up with feeling cramped, consider exploring the extra space a new home can provide.
  2. A renovation won’t fix it.
    Sometimes, when a property doesn’t fit its owners’ needs anymore, they consider a renovation. For example, a spare bedroom can easily be converted to a home office, gym, etc. However, a renovation doesn’t always fix the problem. For example, building a double, rather than single driveway and garage, may not be possible given the constraints of your property. Only a new home can solve that problem.
  3. You’re interested in a new neighbourhood.
    Your current neighbourhood may have been perfect for you at one time, but needs evolve. You may now be looking for something the area doesn’t provide – like closer access to recreational facilities, or a more convenient commute to work. If that’s the case, it might be time to look at other neighbourhoods you’d like to consider, and see what types of homes are currently available there.
  4. It’s time for a change.
    Sometimes you simply feel it’s time for a change. There’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t feel you need a practical reason to sell and find a new home. If this feels like the right time for you and your family to move, go for it.