Questions To Consider When Upsizing Your Home

Family Looking to Upsize Their Home

When the place you call home is getting a little too cosy, it might be time to think about finding somewhere bigger. And whether you have kids, pets or other family members living under your roof, or even the option to build, there are always going to be a few big decisions to make. Here's just a few thought starters to help set you on the right track.

Do I stay in the same neighbourhood?

This one is completely up to you, however, your budget may play a deciding factor depending on where you live. Especially in suburbs near city centres, finding a place that can accommodate both your family and your budget can become a little tricky. The tradeoff here is finding somewhere that may be a little older that you can move into and renovate as your family grows; offering the opportunity to style it to your family’s needs.

What kind of home do I need?

Single level or two-storey? Big backyard or something easy to maintain? Thinking about the way you live now and asking yourself how you would do it differently before beginning to look at the market will give you a better idea of what to look for in a home. Make a list of the things you want, or the things you may need down the track. If you have young kids, for example, think about where they’re going to play as they get older, if they’ll have friends over and if you would prefer to have their rooms closer or further from yours.

Should I buy or build something brand new?

Depending on your budget and what you require from a home, it can be easier to get everything you need by building from scratch. That isn’t to say that you can’t find somewhere that ticks all the boxes on the market, but if you don’t have the time to constantly renovate and would rather not have your children living around a job site then building offers a number of benefits.

Building allows you to choose where and how you want to live, giving you the option to design a home that suits your family’s current and future needs while providing the peace of mind that comes with everything being brand new. The compromise can be a higher mortgage, but should you decide to sell further down the track your property will likely be worth more anyway.

With the ability to view and customise house plans to suit your family with live price updates as you go, our online build tool is the perfect starting point for anyone thinking about building. And if a section to build on is necessary, our competitive house and land packages can also help to realise your dream home.

Published:  4 March 2019
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