Are you looking for a luxury home in an elite neighborhood with all the stunning features to lead a quality life with your family? But have you thought about if you are prepared enough for such a trade-up? Here are a few things to consider before you think about buying a bigger house:

Think About Financial Feasibility

A bigger house that comes with more rooms and a bigger yard ultimately implies a bigger investment. The maintenance required for such houses is also on the higher side and you may have to set aside some funds for house maintenance. But as a matter of fact, investing in a big house with a proper budget plan will give you huge returns over the long run. It’s better than buying multiple small houses in odd locations that doesn’t suit your standards of living. All in all, going for a bigger house is a good idea, especially if you have figured out your finances.

Getting the Mortgage for a Bigger House

If you are looking to get a mortgage for a bigger house, you’ll have to consider the strength of your credit since the time you purchased your current house.  Your assets, liabilities, debts and income will be scrutinized by the lender in order to ensure that you don’t surpass the maximum limit of debt-to-income ratio. If your credit score is not ideal, it might be pushing the limits if you still decide to go for a larger house.

Selling Your Current House

If you are the owner of your current property without any liens or mortgage, or you have enough bankroll to buy a bigger house irrespective of the fact whether your current house provides you sufficient profits, then there’s not much to think about. For those who depend on the sale of their current home in order to figure out if the upgrade is possible, you can only hope to make enough from the house sale transaction to cover the upfront costs necessary to put your arms across the new property.

Consider the Costs of Living

Utility bills can be a scary thing when it comes to considering a bigger house for daily living. And then there are tax obligations that we should not forget about. But if you look at the brighter side, there’s not much competition in trading up, and now is a wonderful time to grab a big property which may not be affordable to you in the future. You are not just buying a bigger house, but a valuable mortgage; the cost of which is only going to touch the sky in the future.

Elevating Your Social Status

Living in a bigger house adds a lot of meaning to your personal growth and how your friends and family view this progress of yours. Moving into elite neighborhoods is more than just buying a house; you are actually upgrading yourself to a higher social status. This might be helpful for your business or work-related advancement so you do have to consider such factors accordingly. However, it is never good to consider upgrading when you do not have finances in order.

If you think you are ready to make a move to a bigger house, contact us today and let us assist you in making a worthwhile upgrade that ticks all the boxes.

Joshua M. Baris Bergen County Realtor

Welcome to NJLux your premiere resource for New Jersey Luxury Real Estate focusing on NJ Luxury Listings and Bergen County Luxury Homes For Sale. Joshua Baris Founder and Owner of NJLux utilizes cutting edge technologies, strategic on-line marketing techniques, key word optimization and social media platforms to Sell New Jersey Luxury Properties.

These marketing techniques continuously rank Joshua in the Top 1% of Licensed New Jersey Real Estate Agents and he was recently honored in THE THOUSAND – Real Trends & The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 1000 Real Estate Professionals in the United States.

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