Is It Time to Buy a New Family Home?
There comes a time when your current home starts to lose a little of its shine. Maybe you’re constantly having to make repairs. Maybe you don’t really like the style. Maybe you’re jealous of all the space your friends have in their homes. Whatever the reason, it’s time to think about moving into a new home.
Ask yourself the following questions to help you determine whether or not it’s time to buy a new family home.
Have Your Needs Changed?
The home you have now was the right fit for your family when you first moved in, but needs change. For instance, if you’ve added a few kids to your family, the home may be feeling a bit cramped. With a new home, you’d be able to get more space for everyone to spread out.
Alternatively, a change in jobs may mean that you’re suffering through a long commute each day. That doesn’t leave you with enough time to spend with your family. When you buy a new home, you’re able to carefully select where you want to live. Some people even look for homes that have commutes around 15 or 20 minutes. That could significantly reduce the amount of stress in your life.
Have the Kids’ Needs Changed?
It’s not always about the parents. Sometimes, families choose to move because of their children. Often, it’s about the area schools. Maybe you aren’t thrilled with the options nearby, or maybe you’re looking for something special, like a French immersion program or the ability for them to walk to school. Moving to a home with a better school nearby is a perfectly valid reason to move.
Occasionally, families move to better foster their child’s interest in an extracurricular activity. If your child is into something like karate, dance, hockey, or theatre, you might have found that there’s a better program across town. This constant driving can tax your patience, and you might be happier with a home that’s closer to their activities.
Are You Financially Ready?
Before jumping into the decision to buy a new home, you’ll have to take a good look at your finances to be sure you’re ready to take on a new home. For instance, how will you make the down payment? If you’re purchasing a brand-new home, you may need to make a down payment before you’re able to move out of your current home. Ask our knowledgeable Area Sales managers how Sterling Homes can help you research the best options for you.
Do You Want to Upgrade?
Sometimes, the desire to move to a new home is mostly about upgrading your lifestyle, and there’s nothing wrong with this. You may be longing for more space or features not typically found in older homes, like a master ensuite. You may be looking for design details like quartz countertops or tile flooring in the bathroom. And now that you’re older and more settled in your career and life, you have the option of getting a home that meets all of your needs. Why wouldn’t you want to do that?
How Will a New Home Make Your Life Better?
Ultimately, you want to think of the ways that having a new home could make your life better than it is right now. We’ve touched on many of the ways that this could happen, such as shorter commute times and more luxuries, but there are a number of other reasons. Brand-new communities are often close to all of the amenities you could possibly want. They also tend to have things like walking trails in the midst of beautiful scenery that could make it easier for you to exercise and stay fit. All of these little things can add up to a much better lifestyle for you.
If the new home you buy can meet all of your needs, your life will certainly improve. And it’s much easier to build a home that meets all of your needs than it is to find a resale home that has what you’re looking for. Come check out everything that Sterling has to offer. You can get started on building your dream home today.
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