5 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your House

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5 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your House

Thinking about moving in 2017? If you are on the fence here is a good place to start. These indicators can help you come up with a selling strategy and list your home. Knowing when to sell can be a tricky situation, but these signs may mean that you are ready!


Remodeling Won’t Raise the Value of Your Home

There are some remodels that can up the cost of your home without breaking the bank. Kitchen remodels can take a home to the next level, but if you know that remodeling won’t significantly increase the price of your home, it may be time to move on. It is a good idea to check in with your realtor to see what changes are reasonable to make and when to go ahead and list your home.

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Courtesy: HGTV Dream Home 2017

Your Neighborhood Doesn’t Fit Your Style

Maybe it was a good idea to move into a house that was in the middle of a campus when you first graduated college, but now the late night parties and noise are keeping you (and potentially the baby!) up all night. This is a sure-fire sign that you should hightail it to greener pastures. Find a neighborhood that suits your style that has all the schools, shops, activities, etc. you need close.

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Interest Rates Are Low

At the moment we are having historically low interest rates and sellers are jumping at the opportunity. Selling your house now may be the best decision. As always, make sure that your potential buyer is completely vetted and approved for a loan. This is something that your realtor can help you with in the beginning stages of home selling.

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Your Home Doesn’t Fit Your Life Anymore

Sometimes your old home simply won’t cut it for the new stage of life you’re in. Moving because of space constraints is one of the biggest reasons people sell. Maybe you are starting a family and need the extra space, maybe you need to downsize. Either way, major life changes make it more clear if moving is the right choice for you. If you are feeling cramped and you can’t add on to your home, selling is the way to go.

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You Can Afford It!

It’s easy to get caught up in the anticipation of moving into a new place. There is so much to coordinate and do, but before you start the process make sure you have all the costs estimated and you can truly afford the move. Remember all of the hidden costs like painters, movers, remodels, etc. These costs can make the difference between selling and staying,

Although selling your house seems like a huge endeavor, remember that you have resources available to you to make the best possible decision. Feel free to contact me if you aren’t sure if you are ready to leave! Click here and we can talk about all your options.