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Remodeling vs. Moving: What Homeowners in Arlington Should Weigh

What considerations should a homeowner in Arlington weigh when deciding between remodeling their existing home or moving?

Here are a few metrics to evaluate and help you arrive at the optimal decision for your particular situation:

Are you happy with your current LOCATION?

  • Good neighbors
  • Proximity to work and schools
  • Neighborhood and architectural character
  • Mature trees

What CHANGES in your home are desired?

  • More beds or baths
  • More family living space
  • Home office space
  • Modernization
  • Change in floor plan and flow

What are the relative COSTS associated with buying a bigger/newer home or remodeling your existing one?

  • Selling and moving costs
  • Price comparison of a remodeled or a different home with similar features
  • Remodeling costs needed on the different home if you move

Some of our customers concluded that they saved as much as $300,000 remodeling instead of moving. So, if you love your existing home’s location and neighborhood, you may discover that remodeling is your best choice and direction both financially and location-wise.

As we say at Cook Bros., “Grow your home… instead of moving.”

For an overview of the remodeling process, take a look at our video:

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