Should I move, remodel or build new?

Recently we wrote an article for the Los Altos Town Crier concerning the predicament that many people face in the Bay Area: does it make sense to sell their home and buy a new one? Should they remodel their existing one, or build a custom home from scratch? See below for the article that was published:

coins and lift with home what can you afford to build

In these days of ever increasing real estate prices we get asked this on a weekly basis.  Finding a reasonable price on a new home in Silicon Valley is extremely difficult – especially if you don’t want a lengthy commute.  To be near high-paying tech jobs means you will be paying a small fortune for a new home – even if that home needs to be rebuilt.

As home prices in Silicon Valley have risen, so has the cost of building a new home or remodeling.

Here is what you need to consider before moving:

Do I like my neighbors? This is a very important point.  It’s hard to predict how your new neighbors will be compared to your current neighbors and having a bad neighbor can really make your life miserable.  Read More