Moving Minus The Fear: A Simple Relocation Guide For Modern Families

Posted by Kerri Mosher on July 26, 2017 in Blog |

Moving home is a big deal. Amidst the excitement, you’ll almost certainly have some apprehensions about whether you’ve made the right choice. In truth, it’ll be nearly impossible to rid those fears completely. However, you can at least minimize them with some very simple tricks.


If you’re serious about moving, you should grab hold of anything that will make the process smoother. Here’s how to do it on an emotional front.

Calculate Finances


Before you start to analyze the options, you need to know where you stand financially. After all, money situations will influence your opportunities in the market greatly.


If you are selling an existing property, you need to know its value. Moreover, you need to factor in the admin and marketing costs that could reduce your revenue. On a similar note, appreciating the hidden fees and taxes linked to buying the new home will serve you well too.


Finally, if you’re upsizing, you may wish to think about the additional energy rates and running costs. You might not know the full details until you’ve found a property. Still, a ballpark figure will help the cause.


Think Beyond The Property


First and foremost, you need a property that can satisfy your needs. Or, at the very least, it needs to be a property that has the potential to do this with a little work. Those requirements will vary from family to family, but your checklist doesn’t end with those internal issues.


It’s equally important to find a home that is situated in a great location. This will become the new focal point of your lives. With this in mind, it may be worth considering land for sale as well as purpose-built homes. Even if it means delaying the move, a happier future will make it all worthwhile.


Your new location should be safe, comfortable, and provide great job and school facilities. Tick those boxes, and you’ll be just fine.

Plan Ahead


It’s one thing to find a property that serves its purpose today, but what about tomorrow? If you are buying a home, you clearly intend to stay there for some years. Acknowledging this factor is essential.


If you are planning to have more children, you need to think about the additional spaces that will be required in time. Of course, you might be able to convert the attic, which will add value too. However, you will need to check that this is a possibility before committing to a purchase.


Conversely, if the kids are going to fly the nest within a year or two, it might be worth waiting. Timing is everything.


Explain It To The Kids


If you think moving is scary for you, imagine how daunting it will be for the kids. They’ll be leaving behind everything that they know. With this in mind, you must let them know about the move with plenty of time to spare.


Take the stress out of moving for yourself, and it will enable you to pay greater focus on the children. Find ways to get them excited about the move, and you won’t have many problems. Promise them that you’ll decorate their bedroom or take them to the attractions in the new location. Meanwhile, they can stay in touch with their friends through Skype and technology.


Knowing that the kids are fine with the move will instantly put the bulk of your fears to bed. From there on in, it’s full steam ahead. A new and exciting chapter awaits!


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