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12 Signs That You’re Ready for a Move

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they are ready for a move. Maybe you’re finding yourself binge-watching travel shows, checking flight prices to faraway places, or checking out real estate in other cities. Whatever your reason, here are our top 12 signs you’re ready for a move.

1. You Want to Keep Growing

Do you feel yourself stagnating with the same boring work routine, followed by similar conversations with the same people at the same bars? It’s time to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Moving to a new city is very challenging, but then again, so are feelings of regretting not trying something new.

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2. You Need a Change of Scenery

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Have you been stuck in the same town for longer than you hoped? Maybe you’re in a naturally beautiful area that you’d settle down in, but need a couple of years of experiencing other places before you set roots down.

3. You Can Work From Anywhere

If you’re working remotely right now, chances are you would be able to take your work with you to a new city and get the work done just fine. Why not take on an exciting new adventure?

4. You Want a Higher Quality of Life

Many people choose to leave cities that are good for their careers in pursuit of places that provide them with a better lifestyle. This can be anything from housing selection and schools, to outdoor access and air quality. Every state in the US has something unique to offer for every unique individual looking for a change.

5. Your Income Isn’t Cutting It for You Anymore

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Even if you love your job, there is nothing wrong with reaching even further and wanting more for yourself. Sometimes, we need to change our setting to find better job opportunities. Maybe you have a sufficient income, but are spending too much on rent and other expenses, which brings us to the next reason.

6. Living Expenses Are Too High

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Whether working remotely, living on a fixed income, or retired, many people find that even with higher income, there’s no point in spending exorbitant amounts of money for housing every month. Why not use that money for something more fun? If you’ve been asking yourself that question for years, you may be ready for a move. It’s also important to consider if your lifestyle is causing you to have to take on debt or eat away at your savings. There’s no shame in downsizing to have more money for other things in life. Even one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffett, lives in a relatively modest $652,000 home, worth 0.001% of his wealth.

7. Your Commute is Wearing You Down

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If you find yourself frustrated and worn out fro your daily commute, you may be ready for a move. There’s no reason to spend hours sitting in traffic every single day. Time is our most valuable asset in life. Don’t spend it sitting in traffic. Maybe you move closer to your job, or to a place with better transportation options. Whatever you choose, adding 1-3 hours of free time to every single day is something that will enrich your life.

8. Relationship Change

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When a relationship gets more serious and the couple starts living together, it may be time for a bigger apartment or living space, which would probably mean a different neighborhood, borough or even city. Also, if a relationship ends and you’re living in a small town, it might be better for you to get a fresh start in a new city. Whether the relationship moves forward or ends, a change of scenery can be a great way to continue to the next chapter of your lives.

9. You’re Starting a Family

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Living in a lively, cosmopolitan city is an absolute blast when you’re young and single. Even for young couples, there are so many things to do in the city that you’ll never run out of date ideas. However, once a couple starts having children, their priorities and desires will change. That may mean more space, proximity to extended family, a quieter neighborhood, and better schools, which are usually found outside the city. Also, as young couples grow and mature together, fun activities may change from nightlife and bars to serene cookouts in suburban backyards.

10. Safety

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Feeling unsafe in your own neighborhood isn’t a great feeling. If you’re desiring someplace that is a little quieter or safer, it might be time to consider a move to a more residential or suburban neighborhood. Here in New York, that doesn’t mean having to give up on city life altogether. There are many wonderful suburban neighborhoods within the city limits that have fantastic public transportation access. You really can have the best of both worlds.

11. You’re Ready for a Nicer Living Space

Recent events have forced many people to work and exercise at home. With this change in lifestyle, extra space has become more important than it used to be. Maybe you need an extra bedroom for an office or workout space. Or maybe you want nicer appliances, floors, countertops, and built-ins. Whatever you’re looking for, it isn’t a bad thing to desire more for yourself.

12. Desire to Be a Homeowner

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There’s no doubt about it, home ownership becomes an increasingly attractive option the longer you rent a living space. Instead of becoming someone else’s investment income,  many people want to invest their housing expenses in something that will become their own investment. When you want to own a living space instead of renting, things get very expensive in New York. This is why families eventually find themselves moving away from the city, no matter how many times they said they would never do it.

Whenever you decide to make a move, it’s important to have movers that will take the necessary precautions to be as safe as possible. This is both with respect to Covid-19 precautions, and taking care of your belongings. Get a quote today to get started on this new chapter of your life.

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