Is it Time to Move?

For most homeowners, there comes a time when you might ask, “is it time to move?” Because moving can be a lot of work and there are expenses associated with moving, this is a decision that will take thought and consideration. Here are 7 questions to ask before considering a move. 

  1. Do you need more space? Perhaps you were single when  you purchased your current home and now you have a growing family . Also, you've probably been in your house for a while and you’ve accumulated quite a bit of “stuff”. Today, our homes are filled with large electronics, furniture, exercise equipment, and other gadgets. These items combined with your family and pets, can make you feel bit claustrophobic in your own home.  This is probably the number one reason homeowners decide to make a move. 
  2. Do you need to be in a certain school district? When you bought your first home, you may not have considered what school district you were zoned for. Parents may make the decision to move in order for their children to be placed in a desired school system. In Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, there are several excellent school districts and desirable neighborhoods to match. If you’re interested in learning more about school zones, search our database by school district using our advanced search tool
  3. Are you looking for more amenities? As new home communities are built, there are many more options available to buyers today. You may want to consider a master planned or gated community which may contain a variety of amenities such as safety features, pools, playgrounds, athletic courts, and community events to promote a strong sense of community. 
  4. Has your lifestyle changed? As time passes, you've made changes and perhaps its time to make a move. Do you have a new job with a longer commute? You may need to find a home closer to your job. Or perhaps you need to downsize to a smaller home or a single story home. In these cases, it may be the right time to look for a new home. 
  5. Are you considering a remodel? If you’re considering a major remodel, it’s likely that your current home no longer meets your needs. When considering a major remodel, you must also take into consideration the cost and disruption to your everyday lives.  While moving to a new home certainly presents its share of challenges, the average cost of a major kitchen remodel can cost you around $25,000 to $50,000 or more – and that doesn't take into consideration being without a kitchen during the remodel!
  6. Has your income increased? When you purchased your first home, you were likely beginning your career. Now your income may have increased and maybe you've gotten married – adding a second salary to your household. Now could be the perfect time to take advantage of historically low interest rates and upgrade to a larger home.
  7. Do you have equity in your existing home? If your current home has increased in value since you first purchased it, you may be able to apply that equity to a new, larger home and possibly even enjoy lower monthly mortgage payments than you do now.


If you've answered yes to any of the questions above, it may be time for you to consider a move. If you’re interested in exploring these opportunities, call the Expert Real Estate Team at (864) 895-9791 today!