3 signs you need a new home
When you moved into your first home, you may have pictured spending the rest of your life in it and passing it onto your children. While this might be the case for some property owners, it can't be said for all.
Your family might grow over time, resulting in issues of space (and maybe your own sanity). This could lead you to consider buying a house to find a property more suited to your needs.
If you're wondering whether you should sell your property and move on, here are three tell-tale signs you need a new home.
You're daydreaming about the perfect home
Finding yourself constantly daydreaming about features you wish your current house possessed? Perhaps it's an open-plan kitchen, triple garaging, swimming pool or ensuite bathroom. If you find it's too expensive to make small alterations to your property, you might want to think about hitting the market and hunting for your dream abode.
It can be hard to find the perfect property that's within your budget and in a great location, so remember you can always find one that is close and make changes to it overtime. Otherwise, you could think about buying land and building your own personalised paradise.
Your neighbourhood has changed
When you first moved into your neighbourhood, it may have been populated by older couples and families alike. However, neighbourhoods can change over time.
If your neighbours have all become young and rowdy renters, it's a pretty good reason to consider moving on!
It's not just the make up of residents that can change. You may have found a large shopping mall or two has popped up at the corner of your street, creating heavy traffic and loads of noise.
Alternatively, a developer may have plonked a large apartment complex on what used to be the empty site across the road.
Your house is filled to the brim
While a two-bedroom home would have been perfect when you were newlyweds, it might be a tight squeeze after you've added a few family members over the years.
If you've found all of your kids are sharing rooms and you're running out of space, then it's a strong sign you're in need of a new home.
Before you start looking for a new home, plan ahead and consider whether you'll need more space in the future. Otherwise you might find yourself moving again!