Starter home too small? Tips on Upsizing

There are several different life changes the average family will go through in a lifetime that might call for moving to a home that’s a different size. Kids leaving for college might call for a downsize, whereas having kids might mean your starter home is no longer large enough for your family (and all the stuff that comes with having babies). Or, a change in employment status or salary might affect the amount of home that you can afford. Even if you’re not raising children, moving up in salary might mean it’s time to purchase a nicer home.

No matter your reason for upsizing, here are some tips to help you find your next home that’s the perfect size and fit for you!

Make a List of Ideal Features

Especially if your current home isn’t working for you, you probably have an idea or two about what you need in an ideal home. Sit down and create a list of ideals for your next home, including:

  • Ideal location/School district
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Do you need office space?
  • Number of levels

Of course, you may not find an exact home with everything on your list, but you can at least have an idea of what you’re looking for.

Come Up with Your Budget

How much can you spend on a larger home? Make sure to consult a Realtor to determine the value of your current property and visit the bank to discuss a new mortgage. Once you figure out how much you can and want to spend beyond what you’ll get for selling your current home, you can come up with your budget for a new house.

Once you have a budget in mind, you’ll be able to see how many of the items on your dream list might be attainable. Decide which of them are the most important to you based on what you can afford.

Explore Homes for Sale

It’s time to start looking around at homes that are for sale to get some ideas about what you like and what you don’t like. Make sure to also check out brand new homes! New construction homes are turnkey with brand-new appliances, fixtures, kitchens…everything! If you want to just buy a home and move right in, a new construction home might be the perfect upgrade for you and your family.

Also, check out other neighborhoods in the vicinity of where you want to be. Look for amenities nearby that are important to you and your family, such as restaurants, parks, pools, gyms, and shopping.

New-Construction Homes in DFW

If you’ve decided to check out new-construction homes, make sure to visit our listings! Not only do we have amazing neighborhoods full of amenities, but you can also choose between having a custom home built or purchasing a quick-move-in home that’s already finished (or in the process of being finished now).

Here are a couple of our popular new communities:
Bluebird Meadows in Burleson, TX
The River Walk at Central Park Luxury Townhomes in Flower Mound, TX
Villas at Stone Hollow in McKinney, TX
The Heights of Weatherford Estates in Weatherford, TX