Have you ever wondered when it would be a good time to do something? I’m going to explain what I mean through an example from my own life. In 2006, right before the housing market crashed, I purchased my home. It was brand new and lovely. As the first and only person who lived there, I was pleased with its position in suburbia just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. I’m telling you this because I have lived here for just about 12 years now and I’m ready to move. There are so many reasons for moving and most people don’t appreciate that. I once heard someone say “I have just found my forever home.” I wasn’t even a real estate agent at that time and I thought, “what kind of mentality is this?” I don’t ever want a “forever” anything. Well, let me qualify that statement. I don’t want anything outside of my family or relationship with the Lord to take a place in my heart that causes it to be there forever. Am I making sense to you? The thought of living in the same house for the rest of my life positively makes me cringe. Again, I love my home. There is nothing wrong with it and I’m blessed to have it but, the thought of living in it forever is way too stifling.
I’m going to tell you about my plans for the future. Not because you care but, because I want to make a point and this seems like the easiest way to do it. I went on a vacation to Hawaii a few years back and I think I left a part of myself there. Yes, it’s beautiful and yes, it was vacation so I do realize it was a time of relaxation and enjoyment, however, I’m telling you that it’s more than that to me. It’s as if there is something there that I am meant to do or to have. Can you follow that? It’s as if living in Hawaii is unrelentingly on my mind and in my heart. I can’t explain it but, I’ve never experienced anything like it before. Sure, I have wanted things in my life. Some of them were big things some of them were accomplishments or goals for the future that I wished to see come to pass but, this is different. This urge, if you will, is outside the parameters of wishing, or wanting or even pining away over it. I’m just going to say that it will happen when the time is right for me and my family. Enough said.
Now Is The Time
So, I began this blog with a question. Have you ever wondered when it’s a good time to do something? I’m on the brink of selling my house right now. Why should I do that if I’m not ready to move to Hawaii? Because it appears to be the perfect time. I mean the market is golden right now in Charleston, South Carolina and the economic conditions are in overdrive. This place is a force to be reckoned with for sure. You may not believe this but we’re seeing double-digit increases in home values year over year. I think we hit 10% this month. Is it time yet? Perhaps it is.
Why Does The Value Of Your Home Matter
If you live in Charleston, South Carolina or the surrounding areas in the Lowcountry, I know you are probably interested to find out the value of your home as well. Good news, I know someone who can help you.
No Pain, No Gain
Sometimes we dread doing things that are cumbersome or labor-intensive right? I mean who likes moving? Raise your hand. Okay, I get it. It’s not on the top of everyone’s list of fun things to do. Now, let’s take another poll. Who likes making money? That’s what I thought. If you are a homeowner in the Lowcountry right now, you should take a minute to read my blog Using Your Home as an Investment . There are few times in life when you can really take advantage of the financial climate. Folks, I do believe this is one of them.
Listen To Me Now, Hear Me Later
In the stock market, they say, “buy low and sell high.” In the housing market, there is a similar expression. It’s “instant equity makes me happy.” Just kidding. I made that up but, it’s the truth. Instant equity in my house does make me happy and I’m sure it would put a smile on your face as well. See if you can follow my theory for a moment. If we have not hit the crescendo yet, then don’t you stand to gain on both ends of this transaction? It could happen that you have a substantial gain on the sale of your house and then you purchase a newer model with all of the bells and whistles only to have that house ride the wave for a while too. Now, I’m not pretending that this will last forever. Today’s world is touchy at best but, if you know that it’s a great time to be in real estate then it’s your own fault if you don’t take advantage of it.
One more thought then I’ll let you go. If you need help deciding whether the time is right for you, give me a call. I’ll be glad to give you a free consultation and we can go over your comparative market analysis together. This way you’ll be well informed and confident in your financial exchange. This is quite possibly one of the biggest investments that you own. Don’t let it fizzle out because you don’t feel like moving or because it seems like a burden to you. You’ll thank me later.