For existing homeowners, there are many factors that can create the desire to move. Although job relocation may seem like the most common reason to move, this is actually only the leading cause of moves amongst sellers between the ages of 45 and 54. In 2013, the National Association of Realtors took a survey on reasons why homeowners were considering a move. Here were the most common responses.
Desire for a Larger Home
The largest percentage of sellers, 45%, cited the desire to live in a larger home. Unsurprisingly, this reason was the most frequently cited reason by younger homeowners under age 45. At this life stage, many families are growing and need more space.
If you’re looking for a larger home for your family, head on over to our floor plan page. Once there, you can filter by square footage as well as number of bedrooms and bathrooms. With three and four-bedroom plans running between 1344 and 5755 square feet, you’re sure to find a layout that is the perfect fit for a growing family. Or you can contact us about modifying one of these plans or designing a custom plan just right for your situation.
The next largest group of sellers (44%) cited their desire to “live in a home better suited to their life phase” as a reason for moving. While this may include some overlap with the first group, sellers in this group are also likely to be considering homes which are suitable for ageing-in-place.
Just last week, we covered some of the details that go into designing and building a home that will work for all the years ahead. If you’re looking for a forever timber-framed home, a great place to start your search is looking at plans with first-floor master suites or ranch style homes.
A full 42% of sellers were looking at new homes in order to find one better suited to their style. We certainly understand this motivation, since timber frame homes have a style all their own. If you have always wanted to live in a barn home, then quite simply no other style of home will do. Please take a look at our photo gallery of Timberpeg homes, and we’re certain you’ll find one for your style as well.
After the fourth most common response (to move to a better neighborhood), the fifth most cited reason for a move was to live in a more sustainable home. Timberpeg homes are great choice for a green home. From our timbers which are harvested sustainably and are available with FSC certification, to the highly insulated SIP wall and roof construction, you can live comfortably in a very green home.
Whatever your reason is if you’re considering a move, we’re sure that a Timberpeg is the perfect place to move to. Let us know what you’re looking for in a new home here.