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Signs it’s time for you to move to a new home.

Usually, the very first home that you buy will not be the home you stay in forever. At some point your family will begin to expand, or you’ll want something else out of the place you live in every day.

Whatever the reason, there are some signs it’s time for you to move to a new home.


You’ve outgrown your home.


Do you feel like you’ve outgrown your home?

Maybe it once seemed big and exciting, and now it feels like a cramped prison to you.

We all outgrow them at some point or another, which is why many people recommend you start out living in a small apartment before owning a home.

You may have outgrown your home because you’ve started a family or got a pet. You may even have too much stuff to store.

If you’ve started to feel more cramped than ever, it could be time to move.


Signs it's time for you to move to a new home.


Your home is too large.


On the opposite end of the scale, you might find that your home is too large to be able to live in comfortably.

Perhaps you’re now living alone as your kids have flown the nest.

Maybe you and your other half have split.

Maybe you just have no reason to live in a home so large anymore.

It doesn’t matter why; the point is, you’re spending more money than you need on a house that’s too big. Your bills will be higher, and you’ll feel like you’re floating around an empty space.

It makes sense to downsize and move if you feel that your home is too large for you now.


You have the money to upgrade.


Maybe you’ve had a pay rise or landed a brilliant contract.

You now have the money to upgrade.

Suddenly, your home seems dingy and small. If you have the money to move to an upscale neighborhood, and you know that you’ll be able to afford it in the future, you should do it.


You’re stretching your finances.


Have you taken a look at your finances, and you know that you need to cut back?

Maybe you should find somewhere more affordable to live.

Moving home can be heartbreaking, especially when it’s because you just can’t afford it anymore. However, you need to think of your financial well being.


There are lots of improvements to make.


If there are lots of improvements to make and you feel like they just don’t stop coming, it could be a good idea to move into a newer home that is move-in ready.


You want to cash out.


Cashing out is a good idea if you want to release some equity from your home.

You can have more money to play with this way, and this is what a lot of people do when it’s time to retire.


If these signs apply to you, then it could be time for you to move home. If you think you’re just a little bored, then you can always update the decor of your home to make it feel new!

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Christine is the owner and author for her three blogs: Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, and Top Web Blog Tips. Periodically, if a post topic is appropriate to either of her other blogs, they will be published as a guest post by CJB.


This is one of my four blogs:

I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).

Feathering the Empty Nest is my 'baby' that I have been nurturing and building or four years - ever since taking medical retirement from my government job because of disability issues. As a result, general health and well being, and losing weight are a concern for me and are therefore topics covered here. I also discuss marriage, raising a family (especially military families like ours) including parenting teens,adult children (or, if you prefer - parenting young adults living at home) as well as parenting children of all ages.

Of course, I can't forget our lovable, furry family members. Pet ownership is wonderful - especially once our kids have moved out on their own, so there is discussion about responsible pet ownership and care. Lifestyle changes that come with raising a family, retirement, and health issues, in addition to how these affect other aspects of our lives such as housekeeping, cooking and shopping matter a great deal. Being the lazy housekeeper and indifferent cook that I am, learning how to save money while still eating well has meant finding easy cooking recipes, experimenting with online grocery shopping and sharing invaluable household hints and tips.Our home remains our castle, whether our kids live here or elsewhere and home ownership and renovations, diy home projects and repair tips and hints play a large role.

Weave all of this together with humorous stories of children, pets, family life, marriage and any other silly little thing I can think of, and you have 'Feathering the Empty Nest.'

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