By Danny Emmett
The idea of digging up roots and all of your belongings to move can be a daunting thought: all of your storage, all of your pans, even shoving your favorite sofa through the front door. It can be a pain! But sometimes making a fresh start in a new house or a new city is exactly what your life needs.
Here are ten signs that it’s time for you to consider a move:
- Your Living Situation Doesn’t Fit your Lifestyle
Does your living situation just not fit your lifestyle anymore? Are you too far from the things you love to do, and too close to things that don’t matter to you anymore? Does your living situation help mobilize the lifestyle you want to have? If your response is hesitancy or even a resounding ‘no’, maybe it’s time to think about a new place that could help cultivate your lifestyle. Regardless of a shift or style, if your home and location does not facilitate your lifestyle anymore, don’t be afraid to change it.
- You’re Ready to Step Up Your Career Goals
Location can be key in progressing forward with your career path. For every industry and career field, there are cities and regions that are the figurative Jerusalem that people flock to. For example: Silicon Valley and Seattle for tech careers, Los Angeles for the arts, or New York for business. You don’t necessarily have to move to be successful, but, moving to a city that has your career culture and a community of people that you relate to can be key to achieving your career goals.
- You’re Running out of Space
There are only so many Pinterest and DIY blog ideas to make the most of your living space. There comes to a point when you simply need more room. Whether your family or home business is exponentially growing, moving to a more spacious location is an important investment for your lifestyle and your sanity.
- The Kids (or Roommates) have Finally Moved Out
They are finally gone. All the extra people that typically inhabit your living space have dispersed and you have too much unused living space. It may be time to downsize. Whether it’s just you or you and your significant other, consider making a move to downsize to a cozier place that better fits your needs and your pockets.
- You Want More Room for Your Dreams
Does your current living space have room for your dreams? A big kitchen for your bakery business or the basement for your side hustle work space? If your current living situation doesn’t facilitate your dreams, don’t let that be a hindrance on your goals. Making a move to have better space or a location to better suit your aspirations is the best move you could make for a fulfilling future.
- Renovations Would be More Pricey
Is the list of home repairs your property needs an endless list that keeps growing like the fungus behind your wall? If renovating your current home is like a black hole of costs and expenses, moving to a new place could be a better decision. Rather than pouring time and money into your current fixer upper, use your renovation money to go to a new home and a fresh start.
- You Want to Maintain Your Property Value
Is your neighborhood digressing in condition and atmosphere? Are there one too many crazy cat ladies or collectors of strange lawn statues in your neighborhood? If you sense your neighborhood changing for the worse, move before your property declines in value and it is harder to sell in the future. Finding a new neighborhood that is going to be good for you and your family and maintain property value for years ahead is always the better choice.
- You Don’t Want to Settle Down
If you’re hesitant to make long term commitments where you’re currently living, it’s probably because it’s not a space or area that is right for you. If your current home doesn’t fit your long term goals, look for a place that does. Find a place where you’re not afraid to lay down roots and become fully invested.
- You’re Ready For a New Start
Are bored out of your mind with the same place and the same things? Do you go home and daydream about having a different living space or a change of scenery? If all you find yourself doing while at home is thinking about how you would love to move away, then stop thinking about it and plan for a fresh start! Getting stuck in a never-changing rut is easy, but planning your dream move isn’t as tough as it may seem.
- The Perfect Place Caught Your Eye
Were you driving down 5th Avenue and noticed the home you’ve always adored from afar has a For Sale sign out front? Did you notice a beautiful Victorian on the market when you took your energetic lab for a run down North Park Place? Did you find yourself fantasizing about what you could do with that beautiful bungalow on Railroad Street? If you find yourself gazing longingly as you pass by a property for sale, it may be time to consider doing a finance checkup and scheduling a walk-through!
If one or many of these resonate with you, making a move is the right move for you! It’s easy to let time go by and not do anything to change your living situation, but seizing the day and making a smart, healthy move is the key for wholistic health. Make the move to a new home, a good investment, and a fresh start.