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Go Big And Go Home
No matter how long you’ve lived at your current address, sooner or later you’ll wonder about moving. The two biggest questions? When and where. How do you know when it’s time to relocate, and where do you go if you do? Here’s a look at both!
Question 1: Is It Time to Move?
Knowing when to move is often a highly personal decision. For some people, the decision happens overnight. For others, it takes months or even years of research. Then there’s always the possibility that a move is thrust upon you because of a job transfer or other unexpected news. Here are a few examples of lifestyle changes that can tip the scales towards relocation:
- You’re growing your family and need more space.
- You want a pet and a place to keep it.
- You want more outdoor space to garden or entertain.
- You want more freedom to decorate and/or renovate as you like.
- You’re tired of paying rent.
- You get a cross-country job offer you want to take.
Question 2: Where Should You Go?
Even when you know you’re ready to move, there’s the huge question of location. Typically, you want to start with must-haves, such as being near work, healthcare, schools and/or any other important destinations for your daily life. From there, you can explore area amenities such as shopping, parks, entertainment, etc. Home buyers typically weigh a variety of factors that include affordability, quality of life, crime, commuting, desirability and jobs.
Ready to learn more about knowing when and where to move? Take a look at the attached resource, which breaks info down into visually friendly chunks.
Author bio: Brian Slater is the founder and President of New City Moving, a moving company in Chicago. Slater has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and focuses on providing top-notch customer service as well as a stress-free moving environment.