Remodel My Tampa Home or Move?

Do you want to stay in your home and remodel your existing house or do you want to move to another, newer, house in Tampa?  How do you make the decision?  Some will tell you to leave the old house and buy something new.  Others will tell you to rip it all down and start fresh in the same location, while others still will tell you to contact a Tampa general contractor about remodeling your home.

How do you make the decision to stay or go?  What criteria do you use to make a sound decision to stay and do a remodel or move to a new address?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself.  Your answers will help you decide whether a move is in your future.

How do you feel about the neighbors and the neighborhood? 

Is the neighborhood a place you like living?  Do you like your neighbors?  Are the amenities in the area good?  Are you happy with the local schools and their record with the state?

Is there something that is really unique and a little cool about your house?

While not every house has a significance beyond being the roof over your head, some do.  Whether it is design or some other quality, a home that is special should NOT be subjected to the wrecking ball.

Does remodeling make sense for your finances?

There are a ton of factors to weigh when it comes to the question of finances.  If you are remodeling, there is not only the cost of the project.  There could also be additional costs, such as temporary housing while the house is in one state of work or another.

Does the house currently have good bones?

Not all houses are a good candidate for a remodel!  While there are valid reasons to rebuild a historic building, a 15 year old suburban home with a bad foundation may not be the best candidate for remodeling.  Accurately take this into account when assessing the best plan for the house, because you need to understand the story behind sloping floors and cracks in the foundation.

Is there one personality trait I need to practice while assessing my options?

Patience is the key!  Being patient will help you identify the right place for you to start.  No matter if you end up in your current home or five miles from where you live right now, it will make the end result worth the journey!  Call us at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment during which we can start to determine the best path for you and your home!


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