Are you on the fence about moving on up? We create a lot of memories in our homes, and it can be difficult to let go. Plus, moving sucks.
Still, there are red flag signs that it’s time to sell your home in favor of greener pastures. If you find yourself asking “Should I sell my house?” consider the following five situations that might call for a U-Haul.
5 Signs It’s Time to Move
If you recognize any of the following scenarios, you may have outgrown your Sacramento house (or just be better off finding a new place).
1. You’re Out of Space with No Room to Grow
Your family keeps growing, but your house stays the same size. Funny how that happens! If you can’t add on to your property and you don’t have enough bedrooms, there is no sense tripping over each other. You can Marie Kondo until the cows come home — but at some point it’s time to think about transitioning to a larger property.
2. It’s Getting Harder to Meet the Mortgage
Maybe your financial situation was different when you bought the home than it is today. Loss of a second household income, an increase in medical bills, and all sorts of things can make it suddenly very hard to make your mortgage payment on time. Instead of struggling until you hit the point of foreclosure, you could get out sooner than later and move into a more affordable home.
3. Your Lifestyle Doesn’t Match Your Home
You loved living on a block with little kids when you first bought it. Now, your kids are grown and you’re tired of hearing bouncing basketballs and crying toddlers playing in the cul-du-sac. Or maybe the huge staircase you used to love isn’t so great on your knees anymore. If your lifestyle no longer syncs with your neighborhood or your property — stop trying to put a square peg in a round hole!
4. Your Equity Does More for You Liquidated
If you’re lucky enough to have built up a lot of equity, you might start to look at your home as your savings account. When it’s time to go back to school, pay off a student loan, or you just really want to travel more — tapping into your equity could make it happen. You can try to refinance, it’s true, but selling could be the better option. Selling allows you to downsize and use the extra money to pay off other debts or spend three months in an AirBnb in Hawaii.
5. You’ve Remodeled All You Can
There are only so many improvements you can make to a home. If you’ve done all you can to the kitchen, bathrooms, and yard and you’re still not totally happy (or you’re just bored), the only thing left to do is list it and find a place you like better. And maybe there are just some things that don’t work for you that can’t be fixed. You can’t, for instance, change the entire shape of your home. If you’re in an A-Frame, you’re in an A-Frame.
Are you thinking about selling your Sacramento property? If you’re unable to afford your current payments or the space just doesn’t work for you, there are two main options. You can get an agent and list your property on the MLS. You’ll hold open houses and have to stage your property. It could take months to get an offer you’re happy with.
Or, you can sell your property to a cash buy as-is. This option is good for people who don’t want to deal with home repairs before they move out or need to get out in a month. Contact California Family Homebuyers today so we can come see your property! We may be able to offer you cash in as little as a week. You can also call us at 916-496-3737.