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Should You Move or Renovate? Three Things to Consider

 

Determining if you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama they make reality TV shows about it!

So if you’re considering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider.

1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property?

If you’re tired of a small kitchen, for example, it might not be possible, given the layout, to make it any bigger. On the other hand, if you’re craving a spacious rec room with a cosy fireplace then a renovation could make that happen.

Of course, there are some things you may want that aren’t specific to your house, such as an easier commute or nearby park. Those are features you may only be able to get by moving.

2. How much will a renovation cost? How does that compare to the cost of moving to a new home?

It’s important to get accurate estimates of each so you can make a smart decision. This is where a good REALTOR® can help.

Keep in mind that renovations have a habit of costing more than you originally anticipate. As mentioned earlier, the final result should be a home you want to stay in for quite some time.

3. Beware of compromising versus settling.

Whichever decision you make — renovate or sell — you can expect to have to make at least some compromises. That’s normal.

For example, consider adding an extension to your house. That’s a major renovation. Is it the ideal way to get the extra room you want? Do the benefits of renovating outweigh the benefits of finding a new larger home designed to include the space you need?

您应该搬家还是重新装修?要考虑的三件事

确定是应该购买新房还是修复现有房屋并不容易。实际上,这个决定可能会让家庭生活充满戏剧性!因此,如果您正在考虑是要搬家还是要改进,则需要考虑以下三点。

1.装修能否真正解决您对房子不满意的问题?

例如,如果您对小厨房感到厌倦,那么考虑到布局,可能无法将其扩大。另一方面,如果您想要一间宽敞的娱乐室和一个舒适的壁炉,那么可以进行翻新。

当然,您可能想要一些并非您的房子所特有的东西,例如通勤更方便或附近的公园。这些是您只能通过搬家才能获得的功能。

2.装修费用为多少?与搬家的成本相比如何?

重要的是要准确地估算每个参数,以便您做出明智的决定。好的经纪人可以在这方面提供帮助。

请记住,装修的习惯一般都是是花比您最初预期的要更多的钱。如前所述,最终结果应该是您要在装修后的房子里住相当长的一段时间。

3.妥协与解决。

无论您做出的决定是翻新还是出售,您都可以期望至少做出一些妥协。那很正常。

例如,考虑为您的房屋扩建。那是一个重大的装修。这是获得所需额外空间的理想方法吗?翻新的好处是否大于寻找一个新的更大的房屋来设计的空间,以容纳您所需的空间?

所以,这是一个艰难的决定。 如果您正在努力,请立即致电(510) 789-7175,我提供协助帮您做出最佳选择。

 

Bill Qin (秦由棕)

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