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Add on or move?  We can help you make the right decision.

Add on or move? We can help you make the right decision.

One question that I get frequently is this: should we add-on to our home or should we sell it and buy a larger one?

My answer is … it depends! It will certainly depend on both your personal and your financial goals. What do you want to achieve with the renovation or with the move?

Houses are usually designed to be the size they were originally built. When you add additional rooms your traffic flow might become awkward and your home could decrease in value. On the other hand, an addition could open up a closed floor plan and make it more functional and highly desirable in the eyes of a buyer. That, in turn would increase your home’s value. I am happy to come by at any time to make recommendations on where you will get the most “bang” for your buck. We know what makes a difference in today’s market. We can advise you where to spend your time and your dollars on improvements and help you make the right decisions.

Another issue that might come up is whether or not you are overbuilding for the anticipated values in your neighborhood. You need professional guidance to make that determination … don’t rely on what you find in the well-advertised real estate value websites. Most often, those sites are looking at the broad picture only. I can fine tune that picture and focus on your immediate neighborhood. We are immersed in the real estate world on a day to day basis, and we have the pulse of the marketplace! When I meet with you, I can familiarize you with comparable competing homes and with sales in your immediate price point and area. I can tell you whether or not you will be over improving for the neighborhood.

Every situation is different. If your lot is exceptional because of its location that could be a huge factor. If it’s on the water or on a golf course … it will have a lot of desirability. Supply and demand will dictate what makes sense and what does not.

Not sure which way to go? Let us help. We have a list of contractors who have done work for many of our clients and have received rave reviews.

Let’s have a conversation. My 30 years plus of experience will help you make the best business decision. Call or Email Cathi at The Lund Group …

Cathi Lund