If you follow the housing market at all, you might be noticing that it’s slowing down from the wild
seller’s market of the last few years. Now, a house might still sell within hours of being officially
listed, or it might languish for weeks, even months, waiting for the right buyer to come along. For
many, it probably makes the idea of selling their current home seem a bit less desirable, though
that can feel disappointing if dreams of a new home were starting to crop up. It’s fun and easy to
indulge in daydreams about a fresh start in a new space.
But what if those dreams can be made a reality without all the struggles of selling your current
home? Who wouldn’t want the chance to live in their dream home without the logistical
nightmares that come from moving?
tumultuous housing market? Does it make more sense to just keep your current living space?
Should you sell your home in Cincinnati, Ohio, or should you look for other alternatives?
Have you been looking around your home and thinking it’s time for a change? Is your family
growing? Maybe you’re tired of moving around structural inconveniences that came with your
home that you thought you could learn to live with? Maybe it’s just outdated and you want a
fresh view every morning when you wake up. Or did you just see houses near you selling for
high prices and start imagining the possibilities for your own family?
Many homeowners find themselves considering moving to a new home when these feelings
arise, but is that really the only option, let alone the best one?
So what’s the difference between remodeling and moving?
There’s not much you can do about location, so if you’re hoping to live somewhere warm and
sunny, moving is your only option if you currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio. But if the house and
the way it uses space is the actual problem, or it just looks outdated and boring, then you may
have options that don’t involve the trouble of packing up all of your things and moving to a new
The only part people enjoy about moving to a new home is finding new ways to occupy a new
space. Waking up and enjoying the use of your new kitchen, of getting ready for the day in a
new bathroom. Of finding ways to fill your new space with life and memories.
But the rest of moving is so stressful! First there’s finding a home that suits your needs well
enough. Then the bidding process, where you have to just hope you are able to secure the
house you’ve fallen in love with. Starting the hunt again if your bid isn’t accepted in the end. The
process of packing up and moving your entire life to a new space and settling in. If the new
home needs updates or work, you’ll have to take care of that, while also bracing for a major
change in location and transportation. And that’s not taking into consideration the trouble of
getting your old home in shape to sell it as well, meaning that you’re taking on another tedious
sale process, the trouble of making changes and fixes, and maybe even spending a while
paying two mortgages at once!
Surely if there’s a way to make your current home the home of your dreams, it’s well worth the
effort of viewing it with fresh eyes. Renovations might be the real answer you’ve been seeking.
After all, it’s much easier to move the contents of one room into storage for a few days or weeks
than it is to move an entire household to a new space.
It’s true that most people are more than able to make some renovations on their home
themselves, especially with the ease of access of video tutorials and guides. However, if you’re
torn between remodeling your home or moving to a completely new space, the odds are good
that you’re craving changes far beyond what most people can attempt on their own. That’s when
you know it’s a good idea to call a professional in, even though it can be more expensive.
However, the amount of time and stress you’ll save knowing a professional is handling the
project is probably worth more than the extra expense will cost you!
With a dedicated professional helping you, the job will be done more quickly, as they can dedicate full time hours to the project while you’re busy at work.
They’ll handle all needed repairs the project unearths, any permits and paperwork that needs filing, and provide you with more options and ideas than you might have dared to imagine on your own. When you’re notworrying about how much you can figure out how to safely accomplish on your own, the possibilities for what can be done expand exponentially. And best of all, you’ll know the work will
be done right the first time and you won’t have to worry about what to do if you messed something up.
While you can’t hope to fully recompense the full investment cost from your remodel, if you’re
planning to stay in your home for some years yet you can enjoy the investment every single
day. And when you’re ready to sell, you’ll have less to worry about in renovations and
maintenance before listing your home, and if the housing market is favorable, you might be
pleasantly surprised by how much you’re able to sell for. Especially if the remodel means you’re
happier in your home for longer and the housing market turns in the favor of sellers again.
But maybe once you see how easy it is to make your current home into your dream home, you’ll
decide to just remodel again when you’re ready and stay in the same house for a long, long
time, letting the younger generations of your family have happy memories in a space that
always manages to reflect who you are. Everyone remembers the homes they celebrated
holidays and events in during their childhood. A remodel means your family can keep returning
to that familiar space for a long, long time, even sharing it with their own children when the time
Third Generation Restoration is a family owned and operated business located in Cincinnati,
Ohio and we are proud to serve this city and the surrounding areas. We know the value of home
and what it can mean for a family, and it’s our goal to ensure that you are always happy with the
home you find yourself living in. We know it’s a huge act of trust to let someone into your home
to help you reshape it to fit your family, and it’s our goal to make you feel supported and
comfortable during the whole process.
If you’re ready to reimagine what the house you currently live in can become with a little love
and creative effort, give us a call and let us show you what we can do for you, ensuring that you
and your family will continue to love your home up to the third generation and beyond.R