Knowing when to move is not always as straight forward as one might think. At times, the need for a change is apparent and unavoidable, but other times, it grows over time and may even go unnoticed. Let’s have a look at a few of the biggest indications that it might be time to move house.
A home should be a place where you (and your family, if you have one) should feel comfortable. Feeling cramped in an apartment or house that has simply grown too small over the years is not ideal. Whether it comes with the accumulation of possessions (from books to art to knick-knacks) or additions to the household (from human kids or those of the furry variety), homes have a tendency to start splitting at the seams when one’s life simply outgrows its four walls.
The same goes for when your house just begins to feel too big. For many, this can happen after children have left the coop and moved into their own living spaces. However, this can also happen simply due to a personality change, when the walk between the kitchen and the living room just doesn’t feel worth the effort anymore as the years go by. A home that feels too large is as detrimental to comfort as one that’s too small.
Digging into your wallet
A big indicator that it may be time to move is when the costs of upkeep simply don’t fit in your budget anymore. From older properties that require more maintenance as the years go by to first-time homeowners who simply didn’t bargain on having to fix their own burst piping, the costs of property upkeep can sometimes catch us off guard. When your home begins to feel like a money pit into which all your money is disappearing, you won’t be able to truly enjoy the experience.
Another financial factor that influences your satisfaction with your home could be the hours-long commute you face every day. Living a few kilometres away from work is unfortunately something that many people have to face in the scarce job market. But even so, when the commute is taking away from your appreciation of your home, it may be time to look for something closer to your place of work.