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16 Feb, 2015 10:08 AM
One of the hardest decisions for a homeowner to make is if it is
worth it to remodel and repair a home, or simply buy a new one. We
live in a world where many home owners are motivated enough to
tackle a hefty remodeling project and do most of the work on their
own thanks to tutorials easily found on the Internet. Most people
choose to remodel because they like the idea of making their home
their own by creating a living space that fits exactly to their
needs. Remodeling is no easy task, though, and takes a lot of time,
money and patience that many people do not have, making moving the
obvious choice. If you are having a difficult time determining
which option is best for you, here are some suggestions that will
hopefully make the decision easier.
Location is key
Obviously location means everything when it comes to a home. If
you are in a great neighborhood close to schools, work and other
places you regularly visit, remodeling might be the best option
because finding the perfect location for a new home can be tough.
However, if your neighborhood is not the greatest place to raise a
family, moving is probably a good idea. Take into consideration how
much time you want to spend commuting everywhere you need to go on
a daily basis. Also consider the land your home currently sits on.
If you have a big yard on a corner lot, you might not want to give
that up for something smaller. You should love where you are living
inside the home and out.
What is more affordable
If you are on a tight budget and your home needs a lot of love
and care, moving is probably more appealing and more affordable.
According to House Logic, selling a home keeps getting easier and
the market is continuing to rise, so if you can get the price you
want from selling your home, go for it. However, if your home is in
such bad condition that it probably will not sell for the price you
want, stay put and put some money into it. You might decide you
want to stay after all the fixes are complete, or at the very least
you will raise the home’s value. Remodeling is costly, but
well worth the cost. It is up to the homeowners to determine how
much they are willing to put into their home, or if they would just
rather buy a new one.
Available time matters
Remodeling is a great choice if moving is too much of a stress
or simply out of your price range. If you have chosen to remodel
your home, it is wise to set a solid plan from beginning to end
before any construction begins. Remodeling takes time and requires
patience from homeowners. Without patience and a plan, chances are
homeowners will wish they would have just moved in the first
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