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5 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a New Home

Anthony Malafronte

TEAM LEADER and HEAD of STUFF @ My Tampa Agent, Anthony has been a resident of Tampa Bay for over 23 years.

Jan 24 3 minutes read


Take a look at these signs and see if you’re ready to call another Tampa Bay house "home".

Your Commute is Too Long

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When you bought your house, getting to work took less than 20 minutes each way. Now, your job has changed and so has the traffic. You’re out the door before the sun comes up and spend most of the time wondering why the car in front of you is going sooooo slow. Maybe it’s time to move closer to work.

No One Has Any Room

The kids are stuffed to the rafters. Your attic was never really meant to store that much stuff. You haven’t parked your car in the garage in years. And while you love your spouse, you’re tired of stepping on each other in the kitchen. You need a bigger place to live.

Too Much Room

Maybe you’re at the other end of the spectrum. The kids are off at college, and the 2,500 square feet of space that was perfect for your family five years ago is now too much. Your electric bill is sky high, the lawn feels like a football field, and you spend too much time cleaning rooms no one uses. It’s time to downsize into something that fits your life.

The Neighborhood Isn’t What it Once Was

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Over time, things change - music, fashion, and yes, neighborhoods. Whether your cozy little neighborhood is now overbuilt or the friendly faces have all been replaced with strangers, it doesn’t feel like home anymore. There are plenty of nice little communities all over Tampa Bay waiting for a new friendly neighbor to move in.

You’re Looking for a Change

After a few years in your home, even though there's not a thing wrong with it, you want something new or different. You're looking for a change. Maybe this time instead of a ranch-style single family home, what you really need is a luxury condo on the beach. Maybe instead of living in the downtown area, you’re ready for the ‘burbs. Either way, it’s time to start looking.

Your reasons for wanting to buy are your own. Bigger, smaller, nicer, or even a fixer-upper, your next perfect-for-you home is waiting for you. Maybe it’s time to start looking for it.


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