Do you complete a Home Renovation, or sell up and move? Always an interesting question…

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION …

What do you like about where you are? Is it safe? Convenient? Close to good schools / colleges? Transport? Does your street have good parking for you, family and visitors? Is it on a side road, or a cul-de-sac? Is that important? Is it in the bush or have good mature trees? Does it give you the privacy you want? Do you know and like the neighbours? Is it a good location for another 10 / 20 years?

DESIGNED FOR YOU …

Once renovated will it feel right? Will it have a better layout, better flow? More personal space? A good outdoor space? Great lighting? When you buy another house, you’re buying someone else’s house that you will then have to make your own.

DOES IT HAVE GOOD BONES …

You already know the good points and the not so good points of your house. Does it have good bones you can base your home renovation on?

IF DONE WISELY, RENOVATIONS ADD VALUE …

You won’t always immediately fully recoup what you spend when you complete a home renovation, but you get what you want and the market will most likely catch you up fairly quickly unless you’ve done something totally radical and unusual.

ONGOING VALUE INCREASE …

Are you in a suburb / street that has good ongoing potential for value increases? Then why move?

BUYING AND SELLING IS INCONVENIENT, COMPETITIVE, FRUSTRATING AND EMOTIONAL …

So you end up spending more than you wanted to. If you complete a house renovation you have a much bigger level of control over what the ultimate cost is going to be.

THE HIDDEN VALUE OF YOUR HOME …

Are there some emotional benefits to staying, some history, some memories? How would you feel if the next person simply bowled your existing home and built 4 corrugate iron clad townhouses?

OVERALL A HOME RENOVATION IS FAR LESS DISRUPTIVE …

You have much more control over the timing and the level of disruption. You’re not at the whim of other buyers and sellers and their pressures.

NORMALLY NO NEED TO PACK EVERYTHING UP …

Yes you might have to move some stuff our of one or two areas, but generally when you renovate you don’t need to pack everything up and pay for it to be moved to a new location. It really depends on the extent of your renovation.

MAYBE YOU’VE GOT DESIGNS AND CONSENT SO YOU’RE READY TO START NOW …

You don’t need to get your house ready for selling and open homes, go trudging around other peoples houses hoping for something that will work, falling in love with a property and missing out because someone else was more desperate and paid WAY too much. With a home renovation your much more in control.

If you like where you are (LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION) then you’re going to be much better off staying and renovating.

Smartway Builders can do your Home Renovation for you!

If you’re in Wellington and thinking about a home renovation project and want to avoid the problems above, while working with a friendly, honest team of experts, then contact Smartway Builders today. Our professional team can plan your next project so you won’t have to!

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