Have You Outgrown Your Home?

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As your life changes and your family grow, so do your needs in a home. You may begin to need more space, less space, or different features than you currently have. Here are some ways to know that you may have outgrown your current home:

One of the most common reasons for outgrowing your current home is simple – space. If your family has grown or is planning to grow, you may need a larger home. Additionally, outgrowing your current home can mean needing less space. As children become older and begin to leave the nest, families may find themselves needing a smaller home.

If entertaining friends or hosting family at the holidays is something that you enjoy, make sure that your house can accommodate that. If you find yourself cramped for space or needing a kitchen that is equipped for large-scale cooking, it may be time to start looking for a new home.

Maybe when you bought your first home, it wasn’t your dream home, but it fit your needs and was what you could afford. If you are now in better financial shape, it may be time to find a home that you really love! On the contrary, if you are finding it difficult to make your monthly mortgage payment, you may consider downsizing your home so that you can be more financially comfortable.

Pets can bring a lot of joy to a family, but many require extra space. If you are thinking about bringing a furry friend into your home, you may need extra indoor space as well as a larger yard.

If you find yourself making a longer commute to work than you would like, it could be time to find a home closer to your office. Additionally, if you are constantly driving to a different city to eat at your favorite restaurant or visit friends, you might want to consider a move to make the things you enjoy more convenient.

Before you begin searching for a new home, consider what you can handle financially. While a larger home with a big kitchen may be what you want, you should not stretch your finances if you cannot really afford it. I would love to meet with you to discuss the best home buying options for you and your family. Call me today!

This post was written by Greg Davidson, Licensed Mortgage Originator (NMLS #204462) with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (NMLS #2289). Connect with Greg by phone: (703) 929-5255 (Direct), (866) 929-5255 (Toll-Free), by email, online, or in-person:

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Jen McCann, RealtorJen McCann, a Realtor who specializes in helping home buyers and sellers in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, knows a house is more than just three bedrooms, two baths, and garage. It's an investment in your life — one of the biggest you'll ever make! Jen also believes more information leads to better decisions! That's why she is dedicated to educating first time home buyers and seasoned homeowners before and during the home buying and selling process.

In addition to private consultations, Jen hosts in-person seminars and online webinars for buyers and sellers. These free, no-obligation opportunities are an excellent way to understand the ever-changing market, what things families need to consider when buying or selling, and much, much more! Visit Jen McCann, Realtor, at RE/MAX Gateway, 7521 Virginia Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 | Gainesville, VA 20155. Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | O: (703) 754-1700 | M: (703) 587-8787.

This postings is solely Jen McCann's own opinions and do not represent the views of RE/MAX Gateway. Each office independently owned and operated.

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