move instead of remodel

Should you move instead of remodel?

Step # 9 in the Kitchen Remodel Planner

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Instead of remodeling have considered just moving instead? With a good list of your wants, needs, and concerns it is a great time to consider if you should move or remodel.

Moving takes a bit of work but frequently no more than to remodel.  Finding a new home, selling your existing home and moving costs from 3 to 10% of the value of your home and comes with its own stress but even considering all the down sides, moving makes sense for a lot of people who are considering remodeling.

Wouldn’t it be be nice to just move to a home that already has that 3rd bathroom and remodeled kitchen? The remodel or move calculator is a great tool to help you compare the cost to remodel versus the cost to move.  Find out more now by using the RemodelOrMove calculator at

Steps to consider if moving is a better option for you versus remodeling:

  1. Make a list of what you like and do not like about your existing home and its location.
  2. Use the remodel cost calculators  to get an estimate of the cost to remodel your existing home
  3. Search for a new home on zillow or with the help of a real estate agent
  4. If you find a home that meets your needs create a list of what you like and do not like for this new home and its location.
  5. Use the remodel or move calculator to estimate the costs for remodeling versus moving
  6. Confer with a real estate agent or spend time yourself validating all the estimates – do they make sense to you?
  7. Make your final decision to remodel or move.