Things You Should Consider When Upgrading or Downsizing Your Home

Are you truly happy with your current living condition? Many of us, from time to time have asked ourselves that important question. Whether you are single, married, have a partner, or even a family, we have all contemplated whether we can improve our current living situation. There truly are reasons to consider taking the financial leap and improving one’s life but that decision should first be based on if one can afford the move. Prior to making any decision about a new home or upgraded apartment, you should consider whether or not your budget would be stretched to an unreasonable limit. Below we have listed several reasons why moving may be the right decision.

Moving – Downsizing or Upgrading

Your current family size and financial situation should help you determine whether you can afford a larger house or that maybe downsizing is the right investment. Maybe you are now an empty-nester with your children grown, downsizing is sometimes the best choice. If your family has grown to where you have no more room, two to a bedroom, not enough bathrooms or the living room has become just too small, maybe it is time to make the transition to a larger home. Upgrading will typically cost you more money but in the long run, might be worth the investment by improving the living condition for the whole family. Now, you won’t have to listen to your children bicker because they have to share space and household amenities.

Lower Cost of Living

Lake Norman continues to grow at an enormous rate and the housing market is continually on the rise. With all this growth typically comes hirer priced homes and increased taxes. It may be worth looking at other options where you can lower your monthly expenses and still enjoy the area for work and play. Maybe now is the time to take advantage of the housing market’s low inventory, making home prices soar. By moving to an adjacent community within the Charlotte marketplace, you might be able to take advantage of the situation and even improve your living conditions. You may be able to find a similar home with property taxes 20-40% cheaper a year by moving just a few miles away from Lake Norman to one of the other bedroom communities.

Better School District

One of the reasons many families move to the Lake Norman area is for the good schools and hassle-free issues the larger Charlotte school systems present. All parents want their children to have the best education possible and if you can’t afford to put your children in private school, choosing the right public-school district is very important. There are many communities around the Charlotte area where public education comes first and their housing marketplace might afford better opportunities for you and your family.

Better Neighborhood

Everyone wants to live in a safe and secure neighborhood. Many people make decisions to move because they want to live in a better area of town, with a lower than average crime rate. Lake Norman certainly offers security and low crime rates. When you initially moved into your current home, it may have been the perfect place to live, but over the years the crime rate has gone up and the area of town is extremely congested. Whatever your reason for wanting to move, it is always a good idea to research different neighborhoods and communities and look at the crime rates there, registered sex offenders living nearby, school systems, etc., prior to making your decision to buy a home.

Closer to Work

Working locations can be stressful enough, so why should you be stressed driving long commutes to and from your job. When making a decision to move, it is always advantageous to find a home close to the place of your employment. This can save you time, money, expense on gas, and most importantly the stress of congested traffic every day by incurring long commutes.

Move Closer to Family and Friends

Many young people want to move away from childhood areas to start their own chapter in life. However, as couples and families grow, many of us want to move closer to our family and old friends. This is not only a great way for your children to be closer to their grandparents, and extended family relations but a way of life a lot of us are now choosing. Charlotte is a big city, with big-city problems but a wonderful assortment of attractions and things to enjoy. Many people are capable of taking advantage of the city but still live in the relative comfort and quiet security of bedroom communities within reach.

Needing a Brand-New Start

Often times, people just need a fresh new start, a change of scenery. Whether you are going through a divorce, a complete lifestyle change, death in the family or any other life-changing event, we all have the right to a new beginning. Moving to a different city, state, or country, maybe the answer for you individually, to help you get more of what you are looking for. Tru-Pak Moving Systems, North Carolinas most successful moving company is here to help. For over 60 years Tru-Pak Moving has been serving the needs of individuals and families to realize their dreams of a new home or place to live. We can help you with your local or long distance move anywhere you want to go. Tru-Pak Moving Systems is a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines. So whether you are upgrading or downsizing your lifestyle Tru-Pak Moving can help make your next move stress free. Give us a call today for a free moving estimate (800) 659-1233 ext. 210.

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