Have you been disturbed and uneasy? Are you toying with the idea of moving out of your current apartment? Very often it is hard to decide whether moving is a good idea or not. It is quite easy to be complacent and resist change.
There are umpteen reasons to move. Here are a few important ones:
1. You must consider moving if the police are in your apartment complex regularly rounding up neighbors. Never stay where criminal activities are suspected.
2. Avoid putting yourself in danger and move quickly if you suspect a peeking tom. Voyeurs and stalkers are to be avoided at all costs.
3. You have outgrown the apartment and need more space for yourself and your growing family.
4. You have small children and will save hours commuting by moving to a place closer to work. Often the costs of transport, overtime for baby sitters, and huge delays in commuting will all add up and you may find moving to a seemingly expensive apartment in another area is in actuality a saving.
5. If you are going to save a bundle in insurance by moving to a safer and more up-market locality.
6. If the apartment needs huge repairs and you could be in danger of being crushed by debris. Or, the apartment block is unsafe and a fire hazard.
7. A great new block is offering the option of your becoming the owner after sometime. It is worthwhile if a condo development is making a few unbeatable offers.
8. If your life is about to change from being single to being a family person–you will need more space for a growing family. Look for a place near a good school which has open spaces for play.
9. The roommate you thought was perfect is not. Change is a must if you do not get along with your roommate or if you don’t have the same values in life.
10. Your rent is higher than the neighboring areas and you would make a considerable saving by moving to a less expensive suburb.
Be sensible sit down calmly and weigh the pros and cons of moving. Discuss your thoughts with a friend or family member. If in doubt make an appointment to see a broker or apartment consultant. Find out what the costs of moving will be. View your needs and daily routine and determine what you need from an apartment and how much you can really afford.
Moving decisions cannot be made in a jiffy. It is important to find a home where you feel safe, are protected, and happy. Keys are security, affordability, future plans, and convenience. Jot down your needs on one side of a sheet of paper and what you don’t like about your present apartment on another. Put it away for a day or so, then read through it once again and find out whether all you wrote down still applies or whether you feel differently. If you still feel the same then it is a good idea to move.