Becoming a parent for the first time is an exciting and stressful time in your life, so why on earth would you add selling your home to the seemingly endless list of new priorities? Believe it or not, the stress will go away and all the wild preparations, worries, and anxieties of bringing a newborn home for the first time will pass. In fact, there are many reasons to sell your home when you are starting out on the adventure of parenthood.
Move Closer to Family
Many people who are becoming parents for the first time have followed their education and careers around the country. While this has benefitted them greatly financially, it’s likely that very little consideration was placed on the importance of a support network.
Little things like errands and household chores can become very difficult once a newborn is added to the mix. This means that selling your home and moving closer to family to raise a child can be beneficial. Having the support of your family often means that you can continue on a solid career path without the high costs of childcare. Plus, the presence of grandparents in a child’s life has many positive benefits for child and grandparent alike. Children benefit greatly from the loving, nurturing stability a grandparent provides through their wisdom. Plus, grandparents actually get a healthy boost to their overall mental health provided by the connection and mental stimulation they receive interacting with grandkids.
Move to the Right Neighborhood
Another consideration is setting your growing family up for the future in a home you can stay in through your child’s formative years. Selling your home and moving to a house with room to grow can be a wise move early in your child’s life. Consider a neighborhood with all the right amenities like parks, schools, and entertainment to prevent the need to move again until after they have graduated high school. Stability is an important factor in a child’s growth and putting off a move until they have already entered grade school could put them at a disadvantage for building lasting connections and friendships in the future.
Another reason to try to find a place to stay is for your own needs. We already mentioned the advantage of having family nearby, but this support network can expand into a tight knit group of parents in the neighborhood. These friends can really make raising a family fun by trading childcare to provide you with the free time you need to get work done or go out and have fun. These types of networks don’t happen overnight, so it is best to cultivate them over time in the same house that your child will grow up in.
Move to a Bigger House
An important but basic reason to sell your house is simply to provide more room for a growing family. It is very rare that new parents would already be living in a large home with extra rooms and a backyard that they are not using. This is why now is a good time to sell. Move into the right home that suits your needs and has potential to grow and expand if needed. Look for homes that give you options for the future, like space to add another bedroom or a bonus room if you decide to have more kids down the road or room to add play areas or a pool to the backyard once your career really takes off. Getting settled now in a home meant for a family means saving money in the long run while providing the best possible life for your family into the future.
Are You Ready To Sell?
I know what you are thinking – selling my house right now with all of the stress and uncertainty of becoming a new parent is just too complicated and time consuming. That’s where we come in – we are Gulf State Homebuyers. We will buy your home for cash in as-is condition. That means no real estate agent, no upgrades and repairs, and no expensive fees. We do our own appraisal and make you a highly competitive offer on the same day. If you like the offer, we can close in as little as 5 days with a simple signature. To make things even more hassle free, we can adjust your closing date to ensure there is no gap between the move in date on your new home; plus, we can help pay for your move. If you are interested in getting a free appraisal, contact us today and start parenting fresh in the new home of your dreams.