Americans on average have lived in their current residence for almost six years, states the U.S. Census Bureau. And a recent poll shows that most of us plan on staying close to where we are now. More than three-quarters of Americans don’t expect to move out of their state over the next five years. Yet close to one in five of us do plan on a long-distance move.
Lifestyle events often cause us to seek a new home. Household size and needs change during our lives as we raise a family and later find ourselves in an empty nest. Being near shopping and entertainment venues are important for many young persons, as well as for retirees. But households with young children are more concerned about good schools and commuting times. A job change is another common reason for seeking a new place to live. Households with persons working from home also want a residence which meets their needs for space and features.
Every move is part of our personal life journey. Retirees may find a move reduces their living expenses or puts them closer to other family members. Moving isn’t a decision we should make lightly, since it represents change. Yet a well-timed move can markedly improve our lives.
Ask us to calculate how much your monthly payments would be on a new home and how much your current home is worth. Knowing what you can afford is the first step to making a smart purchase.
Al Grant Realty Group – Re/Max Allegiance
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