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Top Reasons Why People Move to A New Home

Top 13 Reasons Why People Move new home


  1. Why Do People Move?
  2. Becoming a Homeowner: the Ultimate Goal?
  3. Changes in Relationship Status
  4. People Are Moving for Jobs
  5. Crave Exciting Life Changes?
  6. Financial Hardship
  7. Ageing 
  8. Downsizing 
  9. Upsizing 
  10. Need an Upgrade?
  11. Safer Neighborhood
  12. Higher Ranked Schools
  13. Adventures Exploring a New Place!

1. Why Do People Move?

At any given moment, there are hundreds of people planning a move by using online resources such as Moving Authority. Furthermore, there are thousands of moves actually taking place every day, all across the United States. The reason behind relocation is no doubt different for each and every person moving. Maybe you aren’t planning to move, or maybe you’re just wondering why so many people do. This also begs the question, should you hire a moving company or attempt a DIY move...?

2. Becoming a Homeowner: The Ultimate Goal?

Many Americans have put owning a home right in the middle of their dream board. People yearn to become homeowners until the day they finally can. Finding a house in the area of one's choice is generally considered "the American dream" with a white picket fence. However, that does not apply to everyone.

3. Changes in a Relationship Status

Many people who move are doing so because they recently got married or divorced, or they separated from or moved in with their spouse or significant other. Whatever the reason, it will definitely take some time to adjust to one's new living situation, whether it be positive or negative. 

4. People Are Moving for Jobs 

Job opportunities are another thing that keeps people moving. People who already have a satisfactory job may also wish to move closer to their place of work because of traffic. Traffic is a huge problem for most working professionals because everyone is generally trying to get to and from work around the same times. This is also a problem for those who use public transportation. They may be seeking options such as bus stops closer to their homes to avoid excess time in their mornings. 

5. Crave Exciting Life Changes?

Sometimes, people just want to do something new and break their routine. Making new groups of friends, finding new interests, and being happier overall are all factors that keep people moving to new places. This is particularly popular among the younger generation, such as with the millennials and those attending college. Moving, especially if it's a state to state or long distance move, can be an extreme change of pace that everyone wants but not everyone can handle. The best way to decide if you really want to leave your best friend, parents, and anything else is by making a list of pros and cons. Really think about it. However, no matter what age, moving can be a drastic change so take some time to mull it over. 

6. Financial Hardship

For people who cannot afford their current residence, it may be out of the question for them to stay. People who want or need to save money will move to a home in a less popular area or a smaller home in the same area. Sometimes, people move to other states because of a lower property and income tax rate. 

7. Ageing

Older people have more of a desire to be closer to friends and family. This is especially true if someone is aging and they want to be closer to their children’s growing family. Older people also tend to move to houses that don’t need as much care to maintain as a larger home. Sometimes by choice and sometimes out of necessity, the elderly may need to move into a retirement home or an assisted living facility. 

8. Downsizing

If a child goes off to college it is important to be prepared. Then sometimes it makes sense for a family to move to a smaller home. Cost is once again a factor here, as maintenance and energy costs are greater for a larger home.

9. Upsizing

On the other side of that, there are reasons why people may need to move to a bigger home as well. A family who is planning to have children, for example, will need a bigger home and possibly a different environment, such as a neighborhood or city, to support their growing family. There are many cities that are popular for different reasons that are worth looking into to see if they might be right for you or your family. Many families are also choosing to move because they need more storage space. Closets overflowing with clothes that were on sale are more prominent than ever.

10. Need an Upgrade?

Being able to move into a brand new home is a fruitful reward for being economically conservative. It is another simple reason why people move. 

11. Safer Neighborhood

Neighborly conflicts can also drive people to move out of their current residence. Whether it be an uncomfortable situation with the house next door, or a need for a safer neighborhood for the kids to play in, people often find themselves moving for this reason.

12. Higher Ranked Schools

When looking for the proper neighborhood, schools are often something that is looked at the most. Especially for families with kids, close proximity to a good school means a lot.

13. Adventures Exploring a New Place!

Sometimes, people find that moving long distance is something they have always wanted to do. Whether it be because they are in search of a more active lifestyle, or because they simply don’t want to live out their mundane existence any longer, people move to new cities or even go to international countries in search of a new life.

No matter your reason for moving to a new home, Moving Authority can help you every step of the way.

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