If you are contemplating selling one home and buying another in the same general area, it may be that you need more space – or it may be that you simply want a home that’s updated and you’re not sure you want to experience, first-hand, the joys of remodeling.
Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a website to help folks work through this question: RemodelOrMove.com. (Link disabled at that site’s request.)
Have a look. I think it’s pretty unbiased information that can help with this angle of the “move up” question.