Before you call your contractor or a realtor, here are a few points to ponder and questions to ask yourself.
If you remodel, realize you may not get back 100 percent of what you put into the project. However, you will increase your home's value if the job is done properly. If you don't want to put a lot of money into remodeling, you may need to ﬁnd a move in ready home. That could cost you more in the long term. If you go down this path you need to factor in the cost of moving, from the storage to the movers themselves. Consider calling a mover for help estimating this added expense.
If you decide to sell you should tack on about 5 to 10 percent to the sale price to ensure you cover the costs of closing on a new home.
Have you considered the cost of remodleing?
Many people believe remodeling projects are too expensive. Before you decide that you can't afford to remodel, get a quote from a reliable contractor.
Do you want to make major changes to your home?
If that's the case, you may find that you won't get the return on your investment and moving may be necessary. However, for peace of mind and dollars and cents, we recommend you compare costs before deciding.
Is your house no longer big enough for your family?
This is one instance in which moving may appear to be a more viable option. However, iff you really like your current home, it may be worthwhile to add a second ﬂoor or an addition to your home.
What will your commute be like?
Compare your commute now and later to see if it really is a good decision to move.
Have you considered your ability to sell fast enough?
Have you done all you can do?
Sometimes remodeling is no longer an option because your home is the best it can be.
If you are interested in digging a little deep into your situation with me I would be happy to meet with you. I think my years of experience in both real estate and as a general contractor would be of value to you.
CALL Aaron @ 563-542-2550