Have you outgrown your home?

By July 11, 2019 Get insights

How do you know if it’s time to move on? Maybe you have more kids than bedrooms, or you’re getting to an age where maintaining your property is physically demanding. Our lifestyle and social lives dictate what we do and don’t need in a home.

Change in family size

The house may be too crowded if you’ve got the addition (or return) of children, a spouse, relatives or even furry friends. If you’ve got children sharing a bedroom, there will come a time they’ll demand more personal space for themselves. Maybe the children have all grown up and you’ve got a 5-bedroom house and are no longer needing the space.

There just isn’t enough room

When you started in your current house, you may have been newlyweds. In the meantime, you’ve had experiences complete with photos and souvenirs, the kids have gone to school so you have kept some of their best memorabilia, you’ve acquired hobbies and bought the equipment to complement, you work in corporate so you have a separate wardrobe dedicated to workwear. There is only so much you can declutter and you may have well and truly just outgrown your space

Your home or neighbourhood doesn’t fit your lifestyle

You may love entertaining but unfortunately do not have a spacious kitchen or an outdoor area. You may have three young kids but those in the street are all retirees. Great for babysitting purposes, but not great if you’re wanting your kids to have friends in the street.

You’re not doing the DIY projects you said you would

Maybe you don’t feel quite at home. If you’ve been living in the property for quite some time and have had the money and time to make the adjustments, it may be a sign to move on.

You want pets

Pets are great but do require space. If your property is not accommodating to fit some fur babies, you may have outgrown the property.

There’s a line for the bathroom in your own home

Rushing to use the bathroom, only to find someone else is already in there? Maybe it’s time for a second bathroom.

There are multiple reasons as to why your house may no longer be the right fit. If your property is no longer serving or over-serving your requirements, it may be time to consider your next move, literally.

About The Author
Andrew Trim

Andrew Trim

Andrew Trim began his real estate career in 1992 after competing at the Barcelona Olympics in the sport of kayaking. Although his Olympic career continued through the Atlanta and Sydney games, where he medalled in both, he continued to take an interest and be involved in property. Andrew purchased his first real estate business, Johnson Real Estate, soon after the Sydney games. It was a small team of five people, including one who remains as one of his business partners today. In 2007, Andrew led his business to win ‘Office of the Year’ at the Australasian Real Estate Awards. Since then, Andrew’s company, now called The Johnson Real Estate Group, has thrived and grown to incorporate multiple sales offices and an exceptional property management business that operates across south-east Queensland.

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