If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you should think about a change

If there’s one foible nearly all people possess, it’s complacency. We get used to something, and no matter how annoying or inconvenient it becomes, we just deal with it. Homes are a great example of this.

Unless you are lucky/fortunate enough to be able to build a house that meets your exact specifications, your home is not perfect. Most likely there are a variety of things you’re not crazy about but have grown to accept. At a certain point, it gets more difficult to overlook them. Here are five instances when moving is probably your best solution:

It’s too crowded

When you first moved into your home, it may have just been you and perhaps you and your spouse. But now it’s possible you’ve added a child (or two or three) and that once cozy little abode is now busting at the seams. If you have to get in line for the bathroom each morning, you need a bigger place.

A remodel is too expensive or annoying

If you love your home and don’t want to move, yet you know it’s too small, you’ve probably considered a remodel or addition. And while a good option in some situations, this doesn’t always work. First of all, if you don’t have a lot of lands, you may not be able to expand your home as much as you would need. Plus, if you crunch the numbers, an addition might not be so cost-effective. Then there’s the hassle involved with the remodel itself, which can be extremely stressful.

You’ve outgrown the neighborhood

If you were young when you moved into your current neighborhood, you were probably excited to see fellow young people nearby. But – to paraphrase a line from a movie – if you’ve gotten older while the neighborhood has stayed the same, you may want to think about picking a different area. If you now have kids, a neighborhood with families would be much more suitable.

You’re unhappy with the school system

Speaking of kids, chances are you think a lot about what’s best for them. Because the school is so important, you have to be sure your kids will go to good ones. If the schools connected to your neighborhood don’t rate very well, this is a strong sign that you need to find a better area.

Your commute is ridiculous

Ideally, we’d all be able to work close to home, but often that just isn’t feasible. If you have a job that requires you to be in the car for hours every day, you know how irritating it can be. Not only does this cut into family time, but you’re also spending a lot of money on gas and car maintenance/repairs. A home closer to your job will be beneficial to everyone.

If any of these scenarios apply to you, don’t just accept it; start looking for a home that will meet all of your needs. To find the right one for you and your family, get in touch with Dante. Nobody knows the Southwest Florida area like he does. To get started, you can reach him at 239.537.5351 or fill out his online contact form.

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