A Home for Every Stage of Life

real-estate-vancouverWhen it comes to renovating a home, most people will try to avoid doing it more than they have to. Not for some couples though. While renovating certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, more and more people are working on fixer uppers these days, say Vancouver realtors and realtor groups Vancouver.

Because every stage of life involves different needs and requirements, some people like to renovate more frequently than the average family and some even go so far as to switch houses every five to ten years.

Every house has a different feel and comes replete with different pluses and minuses. Getting your dream home may not involve therefore buying a home for sale Vancouver or condo for sale Vancouver every few years, but instead simply investing in updates that suit your family’s current state.

For instance, most young couples or new families simply cannot afford huge, luxury homes. Most first time home buyers will therefore seek to invest in a smaller house fit for a young family. As the family grows the young family may need to find something a little bigger, or at least renovate their original space to help it accommodate their changing circumstances.

As the children grow up and move out, family homes need not be so big. Many empty nesters move therefore in to something smaller and easier to maintain. At this stage, many older couples opt for bungalow style homes for sale Vancouver, or condos for sale Vancouver as alternatives to larger properties with high maintenance levels.

If moving homes entirely isn’t an option and you’d rather renovate, there are some definite tips to keep in mind.

When it comes to renovating the first lesson is to watch the budget. It can be very, very easy to let things get out of hand quickly. Make sure also to keep everything in mind and not to forget to budget for new flooring, cabinets, lighting, and plumbing.

You’ll also want to figure out just how much you can stand as a family for the time, noise and stress of renovating.

Whether you prefer to move your family to a new home each time your circumstances change or you prefer to stay put and renovate a little, remember that a good Vancouver realtor can help you assess how any home will fit your current and future needs as well as how any renovation may help increase the original value.

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