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Time to Upgrade Your Home

Finding your current living space a little cramped and your home just a little too small?  This is a common reason to go looking for a new home. If you really love your home, you might first explore several other options. You may decide to pursue a bare minimalist lifestyle – it’s amazing what you can cook in one pan and taking turns using the dining room table. If you’re more adventurous, you might be sitting in your living room right now asking yourself, “is that a load bearing wall?” Followed with the thought, “I don’t think it is… I think we can tear that right out!” Then there are those who maintain several storage units including the shipping container that appears to be a permanent structure in their front yard.

Home Too Small

In the short term, I think we can all appreciate the efforts people make to maximize a living space – but there comes a time, hopefully before the permanent shipping container, that you recognize that your home is just a little too small and moving into a larger space can be liberating. The ability to spread out in your living space, the opportunity (and cost savings) of not maintaining storage units, and the utility of having unencumbered access to your clothing, tools, and other hidden treasures hiding away in closets, garages, and storage units.

Home Too SmallBefore you do anything else

Before you knock down a wall and before you go on your house search you ought to take a moment to look at your living condition and household possessions and ask yourself if perhaps you’ve just collected too much stuff. Do you really need a snow globe out year around? Does your ceramic clown collection really need a whole room? Is emperor sized furniture really necessary for people as tall as Tom Cruise? Believe it or not, sometimes a real purge and reassessment of your furniture choices can give you back a ton of living square footage – but then there are a lot of times when nothing but adding actual square footage will do.

First things first

Meet with a local REALTOR®. The first thing you’ll want to discover is what is your home actually worth? This isn’t the time to make big plans from an automated valuation report. While an automatic valuation report is sometimes fun to look at, they’re not accurate. Meeting with a local REALTOR® will not only give you an accurate understanding of the resale value of your home, I will also provide you with a list of suggestions to maximize that value and minimize the time on market. Knowing these two items will help tremendously in your own planning.

The What, Where, and Why

Start by physically writing the what, where, and why characteristics of your next home. Understanding what you’re looking for, your preferred location, and why these items on your list are important. Having this list will help you truly find exactly what you’re looking for and prevent you from simply having a home that has overwhelming wins in one category but fails to deliver on your other objectives – like more square footage.

Sharing an overview of this list with your REALTOR® would be especially helpful as I have access to tools and information that is not well known. It’s also important to share feedback with your REALTOR® on the homes you like versus items you do not like. This will help me understand some of the intangibles that may have not been clearly understood in the past.

Home Too SmallSell First; Buy Second

In most circumstances, you’ll want to sell your present home before taking on another home. In many cases, this is absolutely necessary before your next home will even get funded which will impact your ability to close on your home. You should also know that homes fall out of escrow for various reasons – don’t count your home sold until escrow closes. I can help you manage the details of this juggling act where many stakeholders are present and dropping the ball on any one of them could derail the entire process – both the selling and buying processes.

Legacy Real Estate Co.

Legacy Real Estate Co.

208.917.8339

LREC@idaholegacy.com

www.IdahoLegacy.com

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Boise, Idaho – As the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, the Treasure Valley is simply exploding in growth.  While much of this growth has primarily affected Boise, Meridian, and Nampa, the growth finds itself even spilling into communities such as Middleton, Kuna, and Caldwell. Bottom line, now is an amazing time to consider listing your home – especially true if you’re looking to move a little further from the dominant growth communities.

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Legacy Real Estate Co.

Legacy Real Estate Co.

Legacy Real Estate Co.

208.917.8339

LREC@idaholegacy.com

www.IdahoLegacy.com

At the heart of our business is the impact of Idaho real estate over lifetimes. From seller to buyer, to the families that live inside these homes, Legacy Real Estate Co. is in the business of sharing your story, sharing your legacy. Founded on the principles of Family, Community, and Humanity, Legacy Real Estate Co. is committed to helping current and future clients design the life they want to live – in the community they want to enrich – one dream home at a time. Committed to the impact and desire to give back, Legacy Real Estate Co. also contributes their time and resources to greater humanitarian efforts.

Whether starting a legacy with First-Time Home Buyers or working alongside Sellers in continuing their legacy, Owner & Realtor® Jenn Weiss brings years of experience from over 100 home transactions. She is passionate and committed to providing an avenue for professional agents to thrive at their very best while creating their own legacy. In unity and as your trusted real estate resource, Legacy Real Estate Co. dedicates to serve all clients in the very best way possible. We’re ready to serve YOU and the Boise metropolitan area!