New Year, New Home?
A new year always has a way of stopping us in our tracks to evaluate where we’re at and where we want to be. Often, it’s our health and work situation we strive to change. But for some, a new year could mean looking at moving to a new home.
Here are 5 reasons to consider a new home this year.
You’ve Outgrown your Current Home
Maybe your family is growing and expanding. Or maybe, there’s simply no longer enough space for your family in your current place. If you’re feeling crowded, it may be time to consider a new home that meets your current needs.
The kids have left or your roommate has moved out. Your current home may be feeling a bit too spacious for your current situation. If so, you may want to consider downsizing to find a home better suited for you. Also, consider the perks of downsizing – perhaps, a lower mortgage payment!
If you’re currently renting and have been waiting for the right time to purchase a home – it’s now! Rates have been historically low and often renters may find that rent prices are actually higher than a monthly mortgage payment. Another reason to purchase a home and stop renting is that when you buy, you become your own landlord! This means no more raising the rent, the freedom to make cosmetic changes without asking permission, and the ability to invest in yourself and your own financial future, instead of paying your landlord’s mortgage.
The Timing Makes “Cents”
Perhaps you’ve been saving for some time now and have been waiting for just the right time to buy a home. If you’re feeling comfortable with mortgage rates and your finances are where you want them to be, you may just be a few clicks away from getting preapproved. Your mortgage lender can walk you through your options and help you make the best financial decision.
You’re Ready for a Change of Scenery
Maybe your neighborhood is on the decline, you dislike your neighbors, you’re wanting to move somewhere with more walkability, or you just want to be closer to family/friends. Whatever your reason may be, if you’re anxious in your space and feel like it’s time for a change of scenery, it may be the right time to move.