For a lot of people, life has been on hold for the last few years, and now that things are starting to return to normal, people are searching for change. It shouldn’t be surprising after a year and a bit of being stuck in the same place. In fact, every single person on my team at my ‘normal’ job moved house during this last project I’ve been working on and I don’t think it’s a coincidence!
So if you have been thinking about selling your home and moving forward in life, here are some reasons that might help you make up your mind.
You have different space needs
When you bought your house, you had an idea of the space you would need. However, over the years, these needs can change. I know when I bought my house I needed it to be at least a five-year house to see me and the boys through primary school. It was important for me to know that they would be settled for at least this amount of time having made them move so much already in their little lives.
Maybe your family has grown and you need more bedrooms. Or, maybe your family is smaller and the kids have left home. Keep this in mind when you are looking for a house, and be mindful of any future change to the number of people that live with you.
The neighbourhood is different
The location we live in is a big factor when it comes to choosing a house. Many people have bought houses that need extensive work only because the area is everything they want. If you picked your house based on the location, it can be disheartening to see it change. Often these changes are not good or bad, but our needs change and the area might not fit with your lifestyle anymore.
A break-up or move-in
A change in your relationship status can mean that you need to sell your home. If it is a break-up and your partner owns a share of the property, then you might have to sell so they can get their share. If you and your partner have decided to move in together, it can be tough to squeeze two lives into a small home. In these cases, you might wonder how to sell my house fast in order to move on with your life.
However, having been in that situation, it’s important to take enough time first to weigh up all the actual costs and see whether you can afford to keep the home if that is what you’d rather do.
The market is good
The housing market changes a lot, and there will be times that your house becomes very valuable and desirable. If someone comes knocking on your door offering double or triple what you paid for it, you would find it difficult to say no. Areas come in and out of fashion, the market rises and dips. If you discover your house is worth a lot more than you paid for it, there is no reason why you shouldn’t sell if it is in your favour.
You just don’t want the house
You may be wondering why someone might not want a house, but there are many people who inherit houses and don’t want them. If their parents have passed on, grown-up children often have no desire to keep the property and want to sell it as soon as possible. This is understandable as having the property may prevent them from grieving properly. If you find yourself in this position, don’t feel bad at wanting to sell the property if you don’t need it. Landlords are another group of people who decide to sell their properties as the maintenance and paperwork that goes with it can be overwhelming. Some times it ill just be time to move a property on to someone else who will love and make use of it and give it its next lease of life.