It is important to consider finances first and foremost before getting on the road to moving into a bigger home. With a bigger size, you'll probably be spending more on electricity, gas, gardening and any other repairs that may be needed around the house.
If your credit is not looking too good, focus on improving your credit score as well as adding on to your savings. This will all make the process easy and manageable in the end.
2. FAMILY SIZE
If your family is growing then it probably is a great time to move into a bigger place. Making sure that your house matches the changes and curves of your life will help you enjoy and benefit the move into your home.
3. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
Will you be planning on selling in a couple of years? Will you be running a business from home? Are you looking to have a bigger space for family gatherings or a special hobby you are looking to focus on? Whatever the reason may be, you need to make sure that the bigger house won't become a burden on you after a couple of years of living in it.
Looking at your personal family goals, needs, and interests, you can wind down on decision that will most benefit you in the long run.