That home in Marion or Cedar Rapids that seemed just right a few years ago might not have the same effect on you now. A so-called “starter home” may have been the perfect fit back then, and it was an excellent way to get into the housing market. On the other hand, that big rambling home with the huge yard was great when the kids were home, but now it’s just one more thing keeping you from what you want to do in your free time. Here are some telltale signs that let you know you may have outgrown your current home.

Your family has grown. Whether you’ve added children to your household or have welcomed aging parents into your home, it may feel like it’s bursting at the seams right about now. The bedrooms have filled up and individuals’ belongings are spilling into the common areas. It’s time to upsize.

You’re getting older. Your children have all left to make homes of their own, and now you have too many empty rooms and extra bathrooms to clean. That big yard that was perfect for football games is now one more never ending chore on your long to-do list. It’s time to downsize.

You have more stuff. Couples and families tend to accumulate items over time, whether it’s more furniture or more toys for children or adults. Maybe you’ve discovered the fun of entertaining, and have a need for both more storage and more common space. As your lifestyle has changed over the years, your home may not have been able to keep up with the increasing demand for space and storage. It’s time for a change.

Now what? Well, you could always sell some of your things, or rent out a room or two, but these aren’t always the best solutions. Sometimes you just need to find a home better suited to your needs.

When the walls are closing in on you, or the echo in the upstairs bedrooms gets too loud, give me a call. With my local knowledge and professional expertise, I can find the perfect buyer for your current home, and find you the perfect home for your evolving lifestyle.


Heather Morris Realtor
Skogman Realty
341 8th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302
319-350-7653 (SOLD)