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5 Guaranteed Signs You're Ready To Buy A New Home

Posted by Kelly Jacobson on Feb 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM
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Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing discussed how time is only a concept, and no one is really ready to do anything. However, the gut feeling of commiting to life’s next milestone is inevitable -- until you do something about it.

Remember when you felt like you should move out of your parents’ house? What about when you knew you should take that first real job? It’s the same feeling when it comes to buying a new home. You just feel ready.

If you need an extra push toward homeownership, check out Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s list of signs that you’re actually ready:

  • When you’re ready to settle down. Do you love a certain town, like Brunswick, Maryland? Are you thinking about getting engaged or starting a family? Did you land your dream job?

    If you’ve reached any of these life milestones, stop renting and buy a new home. A long-term commitment to a city, significant other, or career is a good indicator that you need a more permanent space to complement your dreams.

  • When you can afford financial stability. If you rent, you’re not building equity, which is a bad move for your financial future. Buying a new home provides you with a permanent residency that equates to a long-lasting space for your future. 

    Not to mention, a home gives you more stable financial and living situations. According to RENTCafé, a nationwide apartment search website, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the United States is almost $1,400 per month, and Maryland is unfortunately higher than the national average. To make it worse, you get an average of about 880 square feet.

    The best part about buying a home is that you get more space for less. At Brunswick Crossing, our trio of Ryan Homes townhome models, a great option for first-time home buyers, includes the Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Brahms. Each averages at around 2,000 square feet, which is more than twice the size of the rented apartment.

    That means when you buy a home, you get more space to personalize and keep for as long as you want for less money per month and start building equity in your investment.

  • When you need space. Do you want a large gourmet kitchen to start a cooking blog? Do you need a bigger backyard for your new pup? Are you planning to host family and friends more often?

    All of these reasons indicate that you need more space. Consider buying a new home if you have big changes to your life on the horizon.

  • When you want to get debt under control. This isn’t an end-all-be-all sign for quitting the rental life, but it’s a good start. When you understand that it's time to pay off credit card debt and focus on eliminating student loans and car payments, you're probably ready to start shopping around for a forever home.

  • When you feel stuck. It might be related to work, personal relationships, or life changes, but this feeling of stagnation isn’t healthy. If you scratch your head for more than two seconds when somebody asks you why you live where you live, buy a one-way moving truck to a new construction home for a fresh start. 

    There, you can put your time and attention toward decorating, throwing a housewarming party, joining the homeowners association, and more.

If these reasons aren’t enough to convince you, check out two of our most popular moving blogs, Is It Time To Buy A New Home? and How To Tell When It’s Time To Move Into A New Home.

If you’ve been convinced, download our New Home Comparison Template to document your thoughts on each home during model home tours:

Download The New Home Comparison Chart

Topics: Your Home, Home Buying/Moving

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