Top 10 Reasons Why People Move
There's no decision quite like the choice to move to a different home, whether you're staying in the same area or moving across the country. Not sure if moving to a different house is the right call right now? Here's a collection of solid reasons people choose to move on to a new place to live.
1. Growing family
It might become necessary to get a bigger house as you begin to add new members to the family. As your family grows, your kids will want their own rooms. Closets will be filled to the rim; your dining room will double as a study area and everything will start to feel too close for comfort. Moving to a bigger home will help your family find some privacy. It's wise to allow everyone the room and space they deserve -- especially if you have teenagers!
Throughout your whole life you have been working hard, and it's time to enjoy the next chapter. Many senior adults move to a warmer climate or to ‘cottage country’ where they can just relax. Moving after retirement lets you relocate to a place you always wanted to live without the stress of having to find a job. Another popular choice is to move to a smaller home that’s easier to take care of, more comfortable on your wallet, and allows you the freedom to take off and travel at the drop of a dime.
No one wants to live with their parents or roommates forever. Breaking free from the familiar, you’re ready to create a life of your own, filled with endless possibilities. Buying a home is a big step, and you will know when you are ready for it -- both mentally and financially.
4. Major relationship change
Many times, a new house purchase is caused by a change in your relationship status -- whether that means engagement, marriage or divorce. Nothing says "I love you" like sharing a mortgage. Whether you're starting a life together through engagement or marriage, or experiencing the end of a relationship with a divorce, the decision to move signifies a fresh start. Now you can find a house that resonates solely with your desires, where you no longer need to consider the preferences of your ex-partner.
5. You can no longer afford your current home
Decreased income, higher taxes and other factors can make owning your current home difficult. There are potential solutions to these problems, from refinancing to finding new employment, but homeowners should also consider moving. Rightsizing to a less expensive house is a very effective way to save money, especially in a relatively healthy housing market.
6. Better neighbourhood for your kids
When a young couple first moves, they do not think about the schools for kids they don't yet have, but it becomes an important reason for families to move down the line. If you want to raise kids in a neighbourhood with great schools, parks, bike trails and lots of other kids, you may need to move. Research neighbourhoods by spending time there and talking to people who live there. It's important that the neighbourhood is safe -- and that the school district ranks well in the province.
7. Better house in a better location
Buying a new home is the best way to reward yourself after years of hard work or upgrade if your current home is obsolete or not satisfying your current needs and wants. Perhaps your current neighborhood was great when you first moved in but is now experiencing too much traffic, noise, smog, increased crime or other issues and you feel it's time to move. Either way, finding a new home with the bells and whistles you desire in a location that offers local activities that match your interests could be a serious game changer for good!
8. Commute is too long
At a certain point, a commute becomes a burden. If your commute is taking valuable time away from your family or personal goals, look for a home closer to your work. Rightsizing to a closer home will be worth the price tag when you no longer have to deal with heavy traffic or hours of driving.
9. Change of lifestyle
When the suburban life just is not for you, it's time to try out the city... or vice versa. When moving, you might think you know what you like until you experience it. It's okay to change your mind. You should feel comfortable in the place you live. You can test out different cities and towns to see where you fit best. Rent first, so you aren't tied to real estate in a location you hate.
10. Your health
Your health is another reason to make a move. Either people move to be closer to a specific medical treatment facility and better healthcare, or they move because their current climate is bad for their skin, lungs or immune system. Ongoing health problems are a serious reason to consider relocating.
Moving your entire life to a new location is a profound adventure regardless of your age and stage of life. It’s a chapter where anxiety intertwines with excitement, and your dreams take flight as you step into a new home. At The Procenko Group, we understand that behind every move lies a captivating story of human experience. Let us guide you through this emotive journey of finding your perfect home.