5 signs you need to move on from your current abode
There can be any number of reasons for needing to move – do any of the below sound familiar to you?
The empty nest
As children grow up and move out of the house, you might find that your home simply isn’t the right fit for you anymore.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) predicts that by 2031, “empty nest” households will number 3.5 million. That’s more than any other household type. Changing home as kids move out is a tale as old as time - if yours are heading off to go flatting, think about your next step.
The family’s coming back
It often happens that people move back home after some time away - perhaps to save money for a house of their own, or simply because of extenuating circumstances.
In the same way, it often happens that having your own parents move in with you as they get older becomes a preferable option to aged care facilities.
A relationship blossoms…
Your solo apartment might be perfect for a bachelor or bachelorette lifestyle, but if you meet that special someone will it still be sustainable? Do you have space for two lots of furniture, clothes, toothbrushes and DVD collections?
If not, is it time to upgrade to a property better suited to settling down?
In 2013, there were 47,638 divorces approved across the country. Not every relationship lasts forever, and if this happens, then a change of scenery might be the most appropriate course of action.
Even relationships that aren’t bound by marriage can sometimes benefit from a change of property for one or both parties. It’s not something we can tell you to do, but it’s an important thing to keep in mind.
The commute is too much
Despite significant infrastructure developments across the country, sometimes public transport or the private commute to work just takes up too much of the day. If this is the case and you’re finding several hours of your day being sunk into driving to and from your house, it might be time to look at a new piece of real estate which your local LJ Hooker real estate agent can help you with, today.
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