4 Signs It’s Time to Move

June 28, 2018

Your first home may have been perfect when you originally put the sold sign on the lawn. Now, you might be finding it too small, too high maintenance, or just not what you want anymore. If you’re on the fence about your house, here are a few signs it’s time to move and look into building a custom home:

1. All Remodeling Plans are Finished

If you moved into a fixer-upper, you may have been excited to make the home exactly what you wanted. You could finally have a place to match your sense of style, your family’s needs, and your creative ideas. These factors change over time. If you have completed all remodeling projects, and have even revamped them once more since first moving in, it may be time to consider a custom home.

Remodeling can be fun, but not if you’re continually reworking things and still not getting what you need. Luckily, the remodeling you completed likely increased the value of your home. This gives you a larger budget to play with and more opportunities to when it comes to building your new dream home. Once you’re living in your new home, you’ll be able to customize it even further to fit your wants and needs. Granted, with a custom home built to your specifications it will likely be several years before you feel the need to remodel anything, if you ever do.

2. Your Family is Too Big or Too Small for Your Current Home

If you have lived in your current home for a few years, your family may have grown with time. This may mean you have children that have grown and need their own space, or have children on the way who will need more room. You may also have more interests or hobbies that have begun overflowing into your home.

If you constantly find yourself constrained and running out of space, it may be time to move out and upgrade to a larger home. Conversely, if you currently live in a large home and you’re overwhelmed by the space and required maintenance, it’s time to find a house where you’re more comfortable.

A custom home can be the perfect solution for every situation. With a custom home, you can design and structure a home that fits all of your needs. Plus, you have the opportunity to choose your neighborhood.

3. Your House No Longer Feels like a Home

You’ve worked and lived in your current house and it’s always felt like home – until now. Are you no longer inspired to grow a luscious garden in the spring or do any landscaping around the house? Do you feel like you’ve arranged your furniture in every way imaginable and it still doesn’t feel right?

If your house no longer feels like a home to you, it may be time to move. When your house just doesn’t feel right anymore, walkthroughs of homes on the market can help you figure out what type of house and layout you’re looking for. Then, consider working with a contractor to build a custom home.

This will give you more time to work with them to find ways to arrange, design, and construct your house so you will feel right at home from the day you move in. It also helps you figure out what you do and don’t want in your new home, which can help you ensure you end up with what you want and avoid home buyer’s remorse.

4. Your Lifestyle and Your Current Home No Longer Match

Your home needs to complement how you want to live your life. Perhaps you currently live in the city and want something a little simpler and quieter. Or, maybe you want to experience the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’ve found your dream job, got the promotion you’ve been working towards, or just want a change in scenery, it may be time to move.

Each setting, rural, suburban, or urban, has its own set of benefits and potential drawbacks. So, take a step back and review where you are now. Then, think ahead to where you want to be in 10-15 years.

If your home no longer matches to where you are and where you want to be, it may be time to consider a new home. Building a custom home could be the perfect augmentation to a lifestyle or career change. It will give you a fresh start, and a new place to begin your next chapter.

Moving away from your home may seem daunting at first. But, whatever your reason for thinking of moving in the first place, it will all be worth it once you’re settled into your new custom home. Contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to get started on the path towards your new dream home!