Should You Add on to Your Home or Move Out?

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There’s no place like home—except when there’s no space for Toto or Auntie M.  While moving on to bigger things is always an alternative to knowing the sound of your in-laws’ snoring habits, sometimes you don’t want to leave. Maybe it’s the distance to your child’s school that keeps you from budging, or the kitchen windows that are making you ponder adding on to your home.

Before you make the jump of adding a room or two, make sure you think about the costs, labor, time, and issues, which could crop up.  Is your home in need of other necessary repairs such as roofing, air conditioning, or new appliances? If you have a long list of to-dos it’s probably best to get those taken care of first instead of adding to the problem.

If you haven’t already checked the property value of your neighborhood, take a look at what people are selling their homes for. A more accurate way to find out is to contact a local real estate agent who can access their databases with real time data. If the market is good, then perhaps selling your home is the best course of action!

If houses aren’t selling around you, or not at a good enough price you may want to consider adding-on, to increase your space now and property value later. An additional master bedroom could be a big selling point with potential buyers down the road.

Adding on to your home is often less expensive than buying a new home, even if it’s adding a second story. Plus, you have the ability to have a say in the design of the new construction. Ever wanted a walk-in shower? You got it! A big closet, sure thing!

In conclusion, there are many factors to consider when looking to sell or add on to your home. Please contact us today for an estimate or to ask any questions, we are conveniently located out of Mesa, AZ but serve the entire Metro Phoenix area. Give us a call at (602) 989-5308.