Making the decision to move can be one of the hardest you encounter, as it not only has you decide the validity of making a leap of faith that your future could be more suitable to you, but it suggests that you uproot your entire life. When choosing to move back home to your family perhaps the whole affair is less worrying, but often moving abroad for work, pleasure or travel, or any significant distance from your current abode can be quite worrying.
Thankfully, taking care of this is not hard to achieve. It just requires a little planning in advance, and a little care of thought. Sometimes you may decide that this decision is something you artificially bring about – as you simply know in your bones (or preferably brain) that you’d be better suited elsewhere. Some people have great personal intuition like this. However, many people may feel those feelings and still feel anchored to their current spot.
In order to read the personal signs that moving property is right for you, you may need to have someone else articulate them for you. That is the goal of this guide:
A community feeling is essential to foster when in a location. It can feel quite isolating to be detached from your neighbors. In hugely populated environments, of course you’re never to have the most intimate relationship when one hundred people or more are living on your small street. However, there will always be the potential for your nearest community members to potentially continually contribute to this environment, and if that happens then living situations are often comfortable.
However, where these difficulties can really become experienced is in suburban or village life. There’s not much you can do to change these matters, or force a community feeling on those in your region. While you may have experienced nothing but a pleasant and respectful social life when moving to an area, things change, and may not blossom as they used to. Some people, especially those entering late middle age, will often feel a lack of this the most deeply.
Community feeling is good, and there’s no shame in wanting it as more of a player in your life. Fostering this may mean a new move is required. Thankfully, when researching a new place to live you can often benefit by finding local satisfaction census’ online, or to enqurie about the community spirit of a place by posting on forums or regional subreddits. There’s nothing quite like feeling a respected, valued and connected member of a community, no matter how small. A few quality friendships can truly can help people through everything, especially the often isolating march of old age.
Of A Certain Age
Keeping in the spirit of age requirements, it might be that property requirements are a little different to you now than they used to be. You may find your mobility lacking, or perhaps the need for convenience or good road access an important factor. It might be that you’ve enjoyed rural living up until now, but simply maintaining the property has become a gargantuan task each week, and you wish you had more time to rest.
All of this is essentially important to consider. It’s not just age that can make you readjust your living situation priorities of course. Sometimes being injured, having responsibilities for others, or needing to adapt your financial circumstances can all play a large role in how your home setup might need to look like. The variables can shift dramatically from property to property in this way, but writing a list of your changing requirements can help prevent you from making the bad decisions in future.
Taking The Advantage (Housing Prices)
It could be that despite your excellent home living situation, wanting for nothing, your area has become a hotspot for new developments or even gentrification. With this higher economic and locational relevance, you may find your house prices skyrocketing. You may find that instead of sitting in this property, you could sell and purchase something quite amazing, perhaps even two properties including a townhouse abroad. This can be worthwhile for those who haven’t a sense of personal attachment to their property past the time they have lived there. Of course, this might not be viable for people whose home has been in their family for fourteen generations, but for some this could be a great opportunity for greater riches.
Of course, selling immediately thanks to raised prices is often not a great idea. Instead waiting for these developments to continue and contribute to your area over time may help you gain even more in the long run. In contrast, it could be that taking advantage of your current situation is best helped by getting out of there fast. For example, you may find that horrific housing developments are turning your beautiful rural area into something you do not recognize, and despite the community being against it, development work is going ahead. Selling up in time may be the best method of getting the most financial clout for your property before house prices drop and the area becomes a little more busy or less pleasant to live in.
As evidenced in our advice about leaving at a certain age, it might be that a new living situation impresses itself upon you, and it takes a few months to realize your new requirements. In this same vein, it can be quite excellent to realize that actually, you have more freedom than you thought you did. Children leaving the nest, new retirement opportunities, or coming into some money can all help you feel that time for a change is necessary. It can’t hurt to begin looking around at areas you’re interested in, perhaps turning lifelong dreams into a reality. Window shopping is actually quite a healthy pursuit, because it gives you time to figure out what you might like your life to look like in the future, and from there you can entertain ideas that one day make you say ‘we should do it!’
With these simple signs, your new property goals could be achieved with more accuracy and speed than you ever expected.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.