10 Signs It's Time to Move // Midwestern Realty Group

10 Signs It’s Time to Move

Nearly 40 percent of Americans are thinking about moving in 2022.

Are you part of this group? Have you been asking questions like “should I move?” or “should I stay in my current house?”

If you’re on the fence about staying or going, keep reading. Here are 10 signs that now is a good time to move on and search for a new home.

Signs it's time to move

1. Your Family is Growing

Your 2-bedroom apartment might have been the perfect size when your family consisted of you, your spouse, and a cat. Now that you have a toddler and another baby on the way, though, things might be starting to feel a bit cramped (and if they aren’t already, they will soon!).

If it seems like you and your family members are constantly tripping over one another, it might be time to look for a house with more space for everyone to spread out.

2. You’ve Received a Great Job Opportunity

As you know, lots of businesses are currently hiring throughout the United States.

If you’ve been feeling stuck in your current position, you may want to expand your job search and look for openings in new cities — or possibly even new states.

Don’t write off a job just because it requires a location change. This could be a sign that it’s time to move on and live somewhere else with more (and higher-paying) opportunities. 

3. You Want More Safety and Security

It doesn’t matter if you live in a small apartment or a sprawling mansion. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home.

If you’re lacking safety and security or worry often about your children, it’s time to look for somewhere that provides what you need.

There are plenty of options that offer more security without a steep price increase. If you work with a skilled real estate agent, you can find an affordable home in a great location that helps you feel safe.

4. You’re in a Long-Distance Relationship

Do you have a special someone who lives in a different city or state? Have you been dating for a while?

If your connection with this person is getting stronger, you might be ready to take things to the next level. Moving will give you a chance to be a bit closer to them.

This saves you from having to spend money traveling back and forth every weekend. It also allows you to get to know the person you’re dating on a deeper level so you can decide if you want to continue the relationship.

5. You’re Tired of Your Commute

The average commute for a U.S. employee is a little over 27 minutes. If you’re tired of adding almost a full hour (or more) to your workday, it might be a good time for you to move somewhere closer to your office.

Worried about extra expenses? Sometimes, it can be worth it to pay a bit more to live in the city if it means getting rid of your long commute and the headaches of rush hour traffic. A skilled real estate agent can also help you find an option that works with your budget and adds more convenience to your life.

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6. Your Financial Status Has Changed

If your financial status has changed — in a good way or a bad way — you may want to consider moving.

Let’s say your income has recently decreased. Moving to a smaller house or moving to a different city could help you save money.

On the other hand, if your income has recently increased, you may want to upgrade to a bigger house or something in a more desirable location. 

7. You Have Too Much Space

Moving doesn’t always have to mean upgrading to a bigger, more luxurious space.

Perhaps all your kids have moved out of the house and you and your spouse suddenly have more space than you know what to do with. If you’re tired of maintaining a big house, now could be a good time to move and downsize to something more manageable. 

8. You Want to Be Closer to Family

As you get older, you start to realize how beneficial it is to live close to your parents, siblings, and other family members.

If you’re ready to spend more time with your loved ones, you could petition all of them to pick up and move closer to you — or, you could consider moving to have a house closer to them. Which one of those seems more realistic?  

9. You Want Access to a Better Education

Are you unhappy with the quality of your children’s education? Would you like them to attend a school with better programs or more qualified teachers?

If so, you may need to move. That way, you can be in a different district and won’t have to drive way outside of the city twice a day to get them to and from school.

On the flip side, maybe you want to go back to school. If this is the case, moving can put you closer to your desired school and make it easier for you to get the additional training you want and need.  

10. You’re Tired of the Weather

You might want to consider moving to a new house if you’re tired of frigid winters or boiling summers. Relocating somewhere with more desirable weather can make a big difference in your quality of life, no matter what kind of temperature you prefer.

If you love winter sports, for example, you’ll find a lot of happiness moving somewhere that gets a lot of snow. If you want to enjoy mild winters with minimal snow, though, you’ll probably be better off somewhere in the south.   

Is It Time for You to Move?

Have you noticed any of these signs in your life?

It doesn’t matter if your family is growing or you want to live somewhere with more desirable weather. If you’ve decided it’s time to move, we can help.

Contact us today to begin your search for your dream home!