If, before the epidemic, you were looking at a potential move because you don’t love your home anymore, why not consider working with a remodeling company to make it all you’ve every wanted. Now, more than ever, a kitchen, bathroom, master suite or even whole home remodel is a better choice than moving, especially when you’re looking to stay close to your current neighborhood. Here are just a few reasons to consider calling a remodeling company rather than a moving company.
The Expenses of Moving
You may think that a home remodel of any size is more expensive than moving. However, let’s look at some moving expenses you may or may not have factored into your budget when comparing remodeling to moving.
- Realtor® commissions – Depending on your home’s sale price and what you and your Realtor agree on, you could pay anywhere from 4 – 6% in Realtor commission. Let’s say your home sells for $200,000 at a 5% fee, that’s $10,000!
- Closing costs – From home inspections, appraisals, title search and the other fees associated with two home closings, you could end up paying $20,000 or more not including the Realtor commissions!
- Moving supplies – Even if you move yourself, you’ll need boxes, tape, packing paper and to rent a moving van. If you pay a moving company, you’re looking at $2,000 at least.
- Time – You’ll have to take time off work for the closing, for unpacking and other things that happen during a move.
For many considering a move, the only cost they think of is the actual cost to move their belongings from one home to another.
It’s a Tough Time to Buy or Sell
With the concerns around the Coronavirus, it can be a tough time to even think about letting different strangers in and out of your home day after day. You may not want to go into other people’s homes to look at them. Add in the fact that some businesses are understaffed, it’s taking longer to get a home inspection or closing than before. And, because many people don’t want strangers in their home, inventory is relatively low making it hard to find the perfect home in the neighborhood you want.
Home Remodeling Provides Many Options
If you choose, instead, to call a remodeling company, you have many options. When you trust an experienced remodeling company like Jamco Unlimited, you’ll have a team who can help you redesign your home to suit your needs whether that means turning the separate kitchen and living room into a great room or remodeling your master bedroom into a master suite. Another benefit of remodeling is that you can do it all at once or as your budget allows.
If you’re looking for a remodeling company to talk to about how you can turn your current home into your dream home, call the kitchen and bathroom magicians at Jamco Unlimited for your free consultation. We’ll help you understand what you’ll be looking at as far as budget and timeline with no obligation. Call (727) 412-8524 or fill out our contact form today.