In the next couple of months, millions of students will be graduating and moving out of their parents home. Hopefully you're celebrating; your child has graduated and is moving on into the next stage of their lives and you are about to do the same. Trust me it's good stuff, you and your partner get to spend more quality time together and making plans becomes so much easier. I know this was the case for my wife and I, it's how we ended up in North Carolina. I encourage you to be proud;think about how far you've come since they were first born.
Is it time to make a move?
Now may be a good time to take a look at your home and really think about is it ideally what you'd like to spend the next 10-20 years in? What condition is it in, will you need to be putting on a new roof or replacing the heating and cooling systems in the next 5+/- years? If you have a large yard do you still want to maintain it? If you've been paying a premium in terms of property taxes to be in a particular school district, does this still matter to you? Does the style, size and layout of your home still appeal to you or would you really like something else? There's nothing wrong if you love your current home on deciding to stay put, but many homeowners decide that would really like something different. Some want to downsize and perhaps get a home that they can age in more effectively and that takes advantage of the newer more energy efficient technologies and building materials. Locally the Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh market continues to favor Sellers making a move even more attractive for many. If you're a soon-to-be empty nester considering downsizing or making a move, let's get together to discuss your options!
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