How to Know when it's Time to Sell Your Home

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It can be challenging to know when it is time to sell your property. If your mortgage is high and the market is down, you may feel like you're stuck in a bad situation. However, there are actually many signs that indicate it's time for you to put your home on the market! Here are some of them.


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#1 You have an expensive mortgage or paid off your mortgage years ago


The first sign that you should sell your property is if you have an expensive mortgage or paid it off years ago. If this is the case, then there really isn't a reason to keep your home anymore! A high-interest rate on a mortgage can be draining, and many people would love to own their house outright without having to pay someone else's debt every month.


If your loan has been paid off for several years or more, consider selling now because demand may outweigh supply. If your loan has been paid off for several years or more, consider selling now because demand may outweigh supply - which means buyers will have flexibility in regards to what price they are willing- able- and ready to pay. In other words, sellers with no outstanding loans will have greater selling power.

#2 Your children have grown up and moved away


The second sign it may be time to sell your property is if your children have grown up and moved away. If you are an empty-nester, this opens up a lot of possibilities for you! For example, you can downsize to a smaller home that better suits your needs or even travel the world without having to worry about who will take care of your home while you're gone.

#3 The school district has changed dramatically since you bought the house


Another sign that it may be time to sell your property is if the school district has changed dramatically since you bought the house. If you have young children, this will be a major factor in your decision-making process when it comes to selling and buying a home. You want to make sure that their education will still be taken care of even if you move!

#4 You've had major renovations done recently (new roof, new kitchen etc.)


The fourth sign that it might be time to sell your property is if you've had significant Home Additions done recently. In this case, consider how much money you have spent on the home and whether or not a buyer will want to pay for those changes when purchasing the house from you.


If you do decide to sell, don't wait too long! The longer these kinds of upgrades sit in a listing, the more likely potential buyers are going to choose another similar property over yours because they won't have as high of an asking price. For example: If a kitchen has been updated but hasn't sold after three months, sellers may think about lowering their initial selling price - even though it's already below market value - just so there's some chance of it moving.



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