Debating whether to move or improve? Here are some important financial factors to consider. It's all based on costs and trade-offs. Remodeling can have a big price tag, but can increase your home's current value. Moving takes you somewhere new, but can cost 10 to 15 percent over the value of your present home. Do the math, and make sure you're making the right move. If you ultimately decide to stay and improve - be sure you're not over-doing it for the price range of your neighborhood.