If you’ve already bought a home or two in the past it’s likely that you understand how the process works and what you need to look for. However, as time has passed your needs have probably changed. It’s important to take stock of your current situation and ask yourself “what type of homebuyer am I now?” In this blog post we’ll explore a few different life-changing situations and how your real estate preferences may change because of them.
Are You Starting a Family and Need Space?
Are you about to welcome a new child into your life? Congratulations! As you can well imagine, starting a family is an excellent reason to make a move to a larger home – especially if you’re planning on having more than one child. Since you’re likely making a home purchase for the long-term, you’ll want to ensure you have one bedroom for each child that you plan on having and an extra bedroom for a play area and additional storage space. If you have certain elementary schools in mind, you can search for them using the search bar at the top of this page. Also, while you’re browsing through our property listings you will see nearby schools and their ratings displayed on each page.
Are Your Children Leaving the ‘Nest’?
If your children are on the way out of the home, you’re probably thinking about downsizing to a smaller home that won’t feel as empty with just you and your spouse residing in it. You can also take this opportunity to move closer to your workplace or to a part of the city that you’ve always wanted to live in. Take a look around your target communities to find that two- or three-bedroom home with a large master bedroom and living room area. You’ll still need a guest bedroom or two on occasion when family comes to visit, so you may not want to downsize too far. The goal should be a decrease in size, but an increase in quality.
Is It Time to Retire and Focus on Your Lifestyle?
Are you getting ready to enjoy the golden years of retirement? If so, you’ll likely want to look at smaller houses or condos that will require a bit less in maintenance and are outside of the bustle of the city. Use our search tool above to source one- or two-bedroom homes that are in communities you would like to call home. You can also click here to read through our community guides which have details about each neighborhood and what you can expect when moving there.
When you’re ready to buy a new home in the Salt Lake City area, we’re the team to call. The professional real estate agents here at Exit Realty Success have helped hundreds of individuals and families find the home of their dreams – and we’re ready to help you! Contact us today at (801) 352-8000 or if you prefer, you can click below to email us.