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Update: When you need to make changes to your home, you are presented with two options; whether to move or remodel. It can be tempting to decide to just up sticks and go someplace else, and why not? A change is as good as a rest, and getting to put your stamp on a new home can be fun. But if you love your location, you have to remember that you can’t take that with you. If you live in a friendly neighborhood with great shops, parks and transport links nearby, keep in mind that these bonuses won’t be so easy to replicate elsewhere. If your location can’t be beat, stay in the place that works for you and embark on a remodeling project.

You may now live in an older part of your town that is close to your work, around the corner from downtown, that has a view of the mountains in the distance. While you like the location, you have dreams of living in a new, larger house with high ceilings, an expansive entry, and a gourmet kitchen. A possible choice is to move to a new home that offers all of the styling and features you are looking for. But the new homes in your city are ten miles away in the middle of a cornfield that was turned into a subdivision a few weeks earlier.

With no schools, shopping, or other features you like nearby, the decision is difficult. You like the new houses but not their location. In this case, you can have the house of your dreams and the location you love by remodeling.