Bob and Sue thought about…
moving to a bigger house. But they really like the current location. Good schools, shopping, restaurants, close to family, friends, doctors…


Potential costs associated with moving to a bigger house:

  • First, you have to find the house you like. Lots of precious time on the weekends and gas money.
  • Pay a house inspector to investigate the house before purchasing.
  • Get a mortgage for the new house. Don’t forget to pay for the appraisal and loan origination fees.
  • You buy the house. Congratulations, now you have 2 mortgages.
  • Then comes the yard sale… Get rid of the stuff and clean up the house. Pray for sunshine in Seattle, if there is such a thing… Pay a real estate agent 6% on the sale price of your “Current” house.
  • Buyer’s house inspector will point out every flaw of your current house. Of course, the buyer’s agent will negotiate with you to drop the sale price by the “perceived” repair cost; or you can hire a Contractor to repair everything (we’ll be glad to help you with that).
  • Pay the excise tax on the sale of the house.
  • Pay the moving company.
  • Buy new curtains, drapes, blinds for the new house. Oh, don’t forget, your old furniture kind of looks funny for the new house.
  • Pay the contractor to remodel before you move in (we’ll be glad to help you with that).
  • The kids don’t like the new school and you miss the old neighborhood. You hire a psychologist at $120/hour.


When Sockeye Homes helps you with your project.

OK, enough said. The steps for Addition is very similar to Remodel with some site-related work (and most of the time, you will be able to live in the home during construction). The key is that you are spending your money on YOUR HOME FOR YOUR USE, not on the moving-related costs which are intangible.

When Sockeye Homes comes to your project site, majority of feasibility can be performed right there and then. You will get a price tag on the vision discussed on site. Contact us today if you’re ready to receive the help you need for adding an addition onto your home.