Grass can be greener on the other side and some people like to think this is the case more often than not.
However, in the instance of creating your dream house, sometimes where you are is the best decision you can make! This is especially the best decision to make for yourself if you are locked into the geographic location of your home. If you want to be a certain school district and near-certain area amenities. Your best option then can be to simply stay in your existing home. Once you decide to keep your home though, it is amazing how so many other decisions can become so easy. When you don’t know if you are living in your forever home it can be challenging to decide if want to invest in improvements. Upon the declaration of staying you can start to assess where to put your dollars.
To give you an example of how this can be a pivotal decision when we purchased the home we knew it had to be the right fit for us. In our family we have three kids, but when we first bought our home we only had one. With having young kids it was even more important to us to find a home in a neighborhood where our children could go to good schools. These factors made us feel extremely comfortable when we moved in to do large updates that were more specific to our family’s needs. Over our 16 years of living in our home we have updated the exterior twice, living room, the kitchen, the staircase and have done a couple lifestyle updates to make it suitable for us. Knowing this was going to be our long-standing investment for our family, we were able to prioritize these changes and made focused decisions with our funds.
If you are someone who is juggling this decision and needs help in assessing whether or not to sell your home, keep your home, build a new home or renovate your home, let us know! We are here to help you in any way we possibly can. Give us a call – 307-635-0303.