3 Big Goals You Can Set For Your Home In 2021
It’s that time of year again! Holiday cards are filling your mailbox, updating you on all the things your friends and family have done this year. While we can laugh and agree that 2020 was NOT what we were expecting, there’s no denying that many beautiful things have still happened. At Red Door Homes, our favorite thing to see is a holiday card with a family in front of their gorgeous new house — talk about a milestone worth celebrating!
If you’re looking into the new year with hopes of next year’s holiday card including some home changes, we’re here to help make that dream a reality.
Before you make any major moves, it’s essential to understand the market you’re stepping into. This last year saw competitive pricing that resulted in fast sales, making it an excellent market for sellers. Buyers are hungry for new opportunities and are not about to let a home sit still for too long. This means that if you’re looking to sell and build a new dream home (something we at Red Door know a little something about!), you shouldn’t have a problem with someone taking your current home off your hands.
Goal 1: Buying a home
If your goal for 2021 is to go from renting to buying, we’d first like to congratulate you — that’s a huge step! It’s also a financially wise decision. While buying seems daunting, it has the potential to save you money in the long run. Look at how long you are planning to be in the area, what family changes may occur within the next few years, and how much money you have in the bank for a down payment. Once you have these first steps mapped out, you can begin looking for a home that meets your needs.
Buying a home not only gives you more control financially and logistically, but it is a great way to put down roots in your community. We may be biased, but we can’t think of a better place to call home than Gainesville.
Goal 2: Building a home
In a sellers’ market, we personally LOVE the idea of selling your current home and building a new dream home. Talk about putting down roots in Gainesville! Building a new home allows you to meet specific needs, add to your local community, and create a space that is truly designed for you and your loved ones.
When you begin setting goals for building your home, there’s a few questions you should ask. What’s your budget? What location do you want your home to be in? How many bedrooms do you want? Is it ok to add an extra lock to the master bathroom, for sanity’s sake?
Yes, there are so many more questions that need to be answered when you’re starting to build a home from the ground up, but that’s why it’s so special! Don’t be overwhelmed — our team is ready to walk you through the entire process, from your financial planning, to your customizable floor plan, to the perfect ceiling lamp.
Goal 3: Customizing your home
Maybe your 2021 house goal is simply customizing the home you have! We know better than anyone how some new shutters can make the world of difference. Take a stroll through your local home goods store and see what style speaks to you. Scroll through Pinterest and start a home mood board! Your home is an expression of you and your family, no matter if you’re renting, buying, or building.
If we’ve learned anything, it’s that a lot can happen in one year. The biggest thing to ask yourself as 2020 comes to a close is “Where do I want to be this time next year?” Do you see yourself in a bigger space, hosting family gatherings and holiday dinners? Do you want to put down roots in your community? Do you need to upgrade that 1970s wallpaper in the bathroom? No matter how big or small, your goals are important and achievable.
Red Door Homes is here to help make your 2021 house dreams a reality.
Whether your goals are written out, laminated, and hanging on your fridge or you’re just starting to think about where you’d like to be next year, we’re ready to join the process. Our team is available to answer your questions, brainstorm, and get started achieving your next year’s house goals today.