How Do You Know When It’s Time to Sell Your Home?

Published On: October 3, 2022|Categories: Blog, Selling|Tags: |

How Do You Know When Its Time to Sell Your HomeIf you’re like many people, you’ve kicked around the idea of selling your home before. But for whatever reason, you haven’t quite been ready yet. So how can you tell when it’s really time to sell your home and move on? This guide explains.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Sell Your Home?

There are several signs that it’s time to sell your home and move on, but these are the most common:

  1. Your home no longer fits your lifestyle.
  2. You’re too far from everything you love.
  3. You’re in over your head with your mortgage and maintenance costs.
  4. You want to start fresh.

Scroll down for a closer look at each sign that you’re ready to sell your home.

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    Sign #1 It’s Time to Sell Your Home: Your Home No Longer Fits Your Lifestyle

    If your home no longer fits your lifestyle, whether it’s because your family composition has changed, you need more or less space, or you’re working from home and don’t have the room you need to do so – or for any other reason – it’s time to sell. many people, after purchasing a new home, wonder what took them so long.

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    Sign #2 It’s Time to Sell Your Home: You’re Too Far From Everything You Love

    If all your friends, family and amenities you love are too far from your current home, why not sell and buy something closer? Many people find that living closer to the things they use and the people they visit makes life a lot easier. When you’re sitting in traffic wishing that you lived nearer to all your favorite things, you should also be thinking about how you could pull off a new home purchase.

    Sign #3 It’s Time to Sell Your Home: You’re in Over Your Head With Your Mortgage and Maintenance Costs

    When your mortgage costs too much and you’re overpaying for maintenance costs, it may be time to sell and buy a new home. Though every home is going to need maintenance, older homes typically need more – and that translates into higher costs for the owner. Often, people find that they can get a more efficient home at or even below what they’re currently paying on their mortgages. If this sounds like you, you should talk to a Tampa Bay real estate agent about your options.

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    Sign #4 It’s Time to Sell Your Home: You Want to Start Fresh

    Sometimes you just need a fresh start, and that may include getting out of your current home and moving to a new one period if you’re not happy with your home, or if you don’t associate it with relaxation and peace, you may want to start searching for homes that will better suit your needs. Contacting a Tampa Bay real estate agent can get you pointed in the right direction.

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    8506 N Branch Avenue Tampa, Florida

    2 Beds 1 Baths 716 SqFt 0.110 Acres

    Priced to sell immediately! Peaceful and quiet block 3 bedroom / 2 bath home with a spacious screened-in patio and outdoor grill area overlooking a huge 34' x 16-3/4' pool, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing! Your privacy is ensured via a 6’ tall block wall surrounding the back yard. The front yard features a large driveway leading up to a 2-car garage, connected to both the interior of the home, as well as the rear patio. New laminate flooring 2023. New interior paint 2024. Re-roofed in 2016. Double pane windows and sliding glass doors. Professionally pest controlled. Plumbing repiped from galvanized to PVC. Pool re-marcited in 2013. New electrical panel 2023.Hurricane shutters included. No HOA. Not in a flood zone. Please ask your agent to set up a showing today! Outdoor furniture and stone garden ornaments do not convey. $395,000 Active

    11718 Fife Avenue Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 2 Baths 1,297 SqFt 0.220 Acres

    This charming one story 1920s bungalow is located in Hyde Park just steps from Bayshore Boulevard and walking distance to Hyde Park Village. The home is adorned with beautiful original hardwood flooring throughout and custom finishes. This  home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an office/den. Natural light fills the living room, accentuating the charm and character of hand crafted built-ins and original fireplace. The adjoining office/den is lined wall to wall in windows and boasts original glass french doors. The kitchen enchants with three large windows overlooking the french garden and fountain. The design and detail in the kitchen is perfect for even the most experienced chef or casual cook with all new appliances, two dishwasher drawers, gas stove, custom cabinetry, and a large island. The master bedroom is reimagined with ensuite bathroom, double vanity, walk in closet, and large walk in shower.  Outside you’ll enjoy a screened porch and covered patio – great for relaxing while staying cool and covered, front porch and 1 car garage with alley access. Other updates include new A/C, roof 2015, new plumbing to the street, exterior and interior paint, custom tall wood privacy fence, landscaping, and city approval for a pool. A short distance to shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor festivals and markets; you won't want to miss this remarkable home. $1,500,000 Active

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