Remember the first time you saw your home? You loved the two-car garage, the hard wood floor and the kitchen! It was a definite upgrade from your old place and you thought you'd love your house forever. But things change. Kids come (or move out). You started working from home. You may have retired or you took a job in another city. Maybe you're part of the sandwich generation with both your kids and your aging parents at home. There are many reasons why you might just not love your home anymore. But before you make any major decisions, you need to consider the following: 

1. Are you willing to work on it? Perhaps that too cramped kitchen can be expanded? Or the master bath that's not big enough for two people to stand in can be renovated to make better use of the space. If your house doesn't feel like yours yet, have you done anything to put your stamp on it? Painting a room, changing hardware or even small renovations can go a long way in making you feel like your house is yours. Have you considered all of the options to make your current home fit your needs? 

2. Have you given it enough time? Some home buyers have immediate buyers remorse upon moving in. It takes a while to make a house a home and some people don't want to deal with all the little things that can come up. Before looking for other options, make sure you've given your house enough time to make it a home before giving up on it. 

3. Have you thought long-term? If you fell in love with your house because of its amazing pool and gorgeous back yard, but realize a year in that with work and the kids' sports schedules you just don't have enough time to enjoy it and the expense of the pool and yard upkeep is overwhelming, it may be time to look at the bigger picture. If your parents have moved in and there aren't plans for them to move out in the near future, a home with extra living space make make better sense for your family. What will your life look like in the next 3 to 5 years and will your current home fit that lifestyle? 

If you have fallen out of love with your home, there could be a very good reason. Oftentimes, we outgrow our homes or they no longer fit our lifestyle. With the spring buying season right around the corner, now is an excellent time to get things in order  to purchase a home. We would be honored to help you in either buying a new home, selling your current home or both. Give us a call at 775-453-4568 for information on the Reno real estate market. 


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