As homeowners, we tend to form an emotional attachment to our homes. It is a place of comfort and security as well as the backdrop for many of our most favored memories. Bringing a newborn home from the hospital, first steps, first day of school and so many more life events are documented in your home. With this strong connection to your home, it can seem almost impossible to imagine moving. But there are some occasion when you really have no other choice.
As your family grows, you find that what was the perfect starter home has not somehow turned into the perfect storm. There is always a line for the bathroom, the kitchen can barely accommodate the immediate family and a gathering of the extended family is just not possible. Bedrooms are shared and overflowing with clothes, toys and furniture. Sadly, the chaos of daily life in a cramped space is beginning to overshadow all of the good memories that your home holds. Before your annoyance turns to complete distaste, it’s time to sell and find a new perfect home for your growing brood.
Another factor that can weigh heavy on a family is the responsibility to older parents. When you bought your home, it might have been fine to be a few hour drive from your parents’ home. But as they age, you need to be closer to help out and possibly to provide care in their later years. Relocating is a way to save yourself time driving as well as having the peace of mind that the closer proximity offers. So selling even a beloved home makes sense because it lets you be nearer to family.
Sometimes, a career opportunity comes your way that is just too good to turn down. Career advancement, better pay or maybe your dream location can all play a part in deciding to relocate for your job. In this case, it can still feel bitter sweet to leave your current home, but the potential for a new beginning and an adventure finding your new home motivates you to move forward.
Later in life, many homeowners choose to relocate either to a smaller home which is more manageable or to a location or climate that is more enjoyable. Retirement is the time to enjoy life, enjoy the freedom of time and not to worry about taking care of a large home and yard. It is also an opportunity to explore living in a community of older folks with common interests and activities. Choosing to leave a long time family home can be very emotional for not just the parents but the entire family. But having the ability to explore new areas and activities while creating new memories makes it exciting as well.
Contacting Phoenix Home Buyers Group when you are considering a move is a good way to learn more about your options for selling your current home and even purchasing your next home. Having the advice of a real estate professional can guide you to a well informed decision that will ensure that you are happy in your new home.