Signs You Have Outgrown Your Home

June 28, 2019

For most homeowners, this is inevitable. You may love your current home, but at some point, it may not fit your needs. Maybe your family is growing, or you have picked up new hobbies that your current home doesn’t accommodate. Here are a few signs you have outgrown your home.

Your Family Has Expanded

You may have bought your current home with your spouse when it was just the two of you. Now you have kids and your kids are growing but there is no longer enough space in your home for you all to live there comfortably. Whether you need a bigger space inside or a bigger yard, it’s time to upsize!

Items Continue to Pile Up

When your family grows, typically the amount of stuff you have increases as well. The kids have toys and sports equipment everywhere. You may have picked up a new hobby or acquired souvenirs from family vacations. All of your life experiences since you’ve bought your home have generated more items. You can try to purge your closet or get rid of things you no longer use, however, sometimes that is not enough and upgrading to a larger home is the only option.

Unable to Host Gatherings

Who doesn’t love to spend time with friends and family? Maybe it’s your time to host a holiday dinner but you can’t stop stressing over it because you don’t know how you’re possibly going to fit everyone around the table or in the living room. Even if you don’t love to host gatherings, you still want to have a space big enough to have a few people over without it feeling cramped.

Long Commute to Work

Outgrowing your home doesn’t always mean you no longer have the physical space to live comfortably. It can also mean it doesn’t fit the needs in your life anymore. You finally landed your dream job but now you’re dealing with a painfully long commute. This is cutting into the time you get to spend with your loved ones, and you don’t want to continue to sacrifice that precious time any longer. You may want to move to a home that is closer to your office to cut down the hours you spend on the road.

Thoughts of Getting a Bigger Home

Are you already sitting on your couch or even at work and thinking about searching for a new home? Chances are it is definitely time to make the upgrade. Be proactive and begin your search! We have plenty of real estate agents in your area that would love to help you find a home that fits your needs. Visit our website today to find a realtor near you!


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