What else do I need to consider?
Lifestyle is a crucial consideration for upsizing because you're usually buying into more than just extra bedrooms. Downsizers often stay within the same area they know and love. You might need to look further afield if building a bigger home. It pays to check out the local amenities like cafes, parks, retail, schools and gyms. Access to medical centres is essential if accommodating older relatives or planning for children. Can you see yourself settling into the neighbourhood for the duration of your long-term plan?
And remember, bigger means more furniture, so don’t forget to factor that into your budget. It's also likely to increase your utility bills, but we have some handy hints on how to bring down your power costs.
A larger home often comes with garden. You’ll have more opportunity to entertain, relax in the fresh air and have a safe space for kids and pets to roam free, but they require upkeep. An outdoor room
can offer a lower maintenance option.
It also means more rooms to clean. If that’s not your favourite thing to do, then now might be the time to consider hiring a professional. That way, you'll have more time to sit back and relax in your palatial new Metricon home.
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