It can just take a few years to make a huge return on your investment if it's done correctly. The buyers market of 2012 provided potential home owners the chance to get a great home for not a huge price tag. There was a surplus of inventory, contrary to today. Sellers hold a lot of power in todays market. How much equity do you have, and how much would it change your financial future?
I listed four homes in 2015 for people who bought their homes in 2012. Every single one of them received multiple offers without making any drastic updates, and all were SOLD within three weeks. All my sellers were able to put a good chunk of money into lowering overall monthly debt, and were able to buy a new home. Every single one of them.
To see how your city fared in 2015 vs. 2012, send me an email or give me a call. Some of the zip codes are much more varied than others, so they're not always a good comparison just by using the city. Even within a subdivision, it's different than the one across the street.
Most places are between 20% and 50% in increased average price per square foot. I've seen some where it's closer to 70% in just these few years.
I think you'd be pleasantly surprised to see how your life could change knowing how much equity you have in your home.