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5 Signs It’s Time to Start House Hunting

Owning your first home is wonderful. But after years of living in that home, it can start to feel more like a “stepping stone home” than your “forever home”. It’s hard to know, however, when you should start looking for a new place and when you should stay put in your current home. Today, we want to talk with you about some signs that may indicate that it’s time for your family to start house hunting.

5 Signs It’s Time to Start House Hunting

#1 There’s a Line Outside the Bathroom

Many families don’t mind sharing a bathroom. But some other do. It’s important that you make figure out what works for your family and what doesn’t. For many families, however, waiting for the bathroom in the morning tends to add a lot of stress to their family dynamics. If sharing a bathroom between many people tends to cause a lot of stress on your family life then it may be time for you to start house hunting for a home with more bathrooms.

#2 You’re Tripping on Things

Everything in your home should have a place. But, if you notice that there aren’t enough places for the things in your home, then it might be time to start looking for a larger home.

#3 Your Kitchen Feels Cramped

Just as kitchens and bathrooms are the two biggest buying points of a home, they can also be the two biggest selling points. As a family, you should decide how important a larger kitchen space is to your home. If people are lining up in your kitchen like a school cafeteria line, then it might be time to think about selling your house.

#4 You’re Looking for a Better School District

Many young couples buy their first home without thinking about school districts. Then… they have kids. Unfortunately for a lot of couples they don’t like the disctircts they are in. So then what? Then it’s time to start looking for a new home.

Did you know that Byron Center is actually a Blue Ribbon school district? That’s why so many families are yearning to move here. To learn more about the Byron Center Schools, you can check out this blog post we wrote earlier this year.

#5 Your garage is packed to the gills

The longer you’re in a house, the more people you share your house with… the more things you acquire. But where do you put all of that stuff– the bikes, the wagon, the outdoor toys?? All of these things need a place to go. Which is why so many people end up with small garages taken over by THINGS! If your garage is spewing things from it, then it may be time for you to begin house hunting for a larger home.


Buying a new home is a big decision. Certainly not one that you should rush into. If you’re considering upgrading your home, then it might be a good idea to start making a wish list of things you would like in your next home. For any questions about buying in the Grand Rapids market, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We would love to show you around Byron Center today.

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