Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest. If something like this is changing in your own life, you may be considering buying or selling a house. That’s because through all these life-altering events, there is one common thread—the need to move.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) there have been a lot of this type of milestone or life change over the last two years (see graph below):
As Claire Trapasso, Executive News Editor at Realtor.com, says:
"Because high mortgage rates, elevated home prices, and stubbornly low inventory make today's housing market particularly challenging, many of today's buyers are motivated by life changes, such as growing families, supporting elderly parents or grown children, or accommodating professional needs. . .”
Whether you're beginning your search for a home or preparing to sell your current house, you don't have to go it alone. A real estate agent is an invaluable partner who can help you smoothly transition through these big moments in your life.
If you’re welcoming a new addition and want more space, the need for a new home may be a top priority. While higher home prices and mortgage rates are creating challenges for buyers, you may have to find a way to meet your changing needs, even with today’s mortgage rates. Our real estate team can help. We will take the time to understand your specific needs, budget, and preferences.
If you’re retiring or going through a separation or divorce, your main focus may be to make the most out of your investment when selling your house, so you can find one that works better for you moving forward. We can assess your home's market value, suggest improvements to enhance its appeal, and craft a strategic marketing plan. Negotiation skills are a big asset when it comes to making sure you get a fair price for your house, allowing you to move on to the next chapter of your life with confidence and peace of mind. If recent life-changing events have you wanting or needing to move, let’s connect.