If you’re thinking about upsizing – that is, buying a bigger pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton, these are three big mistakes to avoid.
Buying a Bigger Condo in Boca Raton? Avoid These 3 Mistakes
First things first: Before you start looking for a bigger condo in Boca Raton, you should find a REALTOR® you can trust. Your agent will be there to help you find the perfect space, take you on tours of homes you’re interested in seeing, help you make an offer, and coordinate all the legal paperwork.
As you search, these are three mistakes to avoid:
- Miscalculating how much more space you need
- Rushing to buy
- Overspending on new items for your bigger condo
Here’s a closer look at each.
Related: 5 ways to reduce your closing costs when you buy a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton
Mistake #1: Miscalculating How Much More Space You Need
Before you start looking at bigger condos, take a good, long look at why you feel you need a bigger space. Is your current home too crowded with furniture? Does it have a tough-to-navigate floor plan that’s making you feel cramped? Does it have unusable space that feels wasted?
Knowing the answers to these questions can help you avoid finding a home that has similar issues. For example, if you know that you need a more open floor plan to feel free in your space, let your agent know – she can search for homes with high ceilings, more open spaces and interconnected rooms.
Mistake #2: Rushing to Buy
Sometimes feeling cramped in your space leads you to jump into a big decision – but that can be a big mistake. You don’t want to buy a bigger condo (which likely comes with a bigger price tag) without being absolutely positive that it’s the right choice for you. It’s okay to take your time, even if you feel pretty desperate to find something bigger. Your agent will work hard to find you a place you’ll be happy in for years; because upsizing is such a major decision, it’s definitely worth taking your time.
Mistake #3: Overspending on New Items for Your Bigger Condo
Many people get a bigger space and then rush to fill it with new furniture – and while we totally understand wanting adequate furnishings, there’s something to be said about hanging on to what you have for a while. Move your current furniture into your new space and use it until it’s no longer serviceable; then, buy new furniture. Remember, extra space doesn’t mean you need extra “stuff.” In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that if you rush to buy more furniture, gadgets and home decor, you’ll start feeling cramped and closed-in again. The best plan is to wait and find out how much your living expenses change; use your current items until they no longer work for you.
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