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  • Writer's pictureJenny

Moving On Up: A 101 On Why 2021 Is The Ideal Time To Relocate

Last year, many aspects of our lives came to a dramatic halt. Suddenly, everything from our work lives to our larger plans went on the backburner. Certainly, big life decisions like getting married or, as we’ll be talking about here, buying a house weren’t really an option as the health crisis unravelled.

Now, though, while things are still changing, most of us are doing what we can to settle into the so-called ‘new normal’. Certainly, in a world where there’s no telling the virus timeline, you don’t want to leave significant steps like a house move on the backbench for much longer.

After all, we need to find some way to carry on with our lives. By not moving house soon, you could well set yourself back as much as five years or more. To top that, you may actually find that now is the ideal time to move after all. We know, this seems unlikely, but keep reading to find out why it might just be the case.

A new home to light your horizons

Now more than ever, we all need something to look forward to. The days are bleak, the future uncertain and, frankly, a light on the horizon could bring a much-needed break. Admittedly, house hunting can get stressful, but it’s also a process that’s filled with hope and excitement. At the very least, a house hunt will do a pretty good job of distracting you from all the negativity taking place elsewhere.

The most efficient home move practices

Like with all industries, the retail sector has shifted of late. Now, estate agents operate largely online, and furniture removals are speedy contactless affairs. What’s more, reduced interest means that you can enjoy all of this with less waiting around than you’d normally expect. In other words, any family moving right now might be able to cut out a whole load of the stress that usually comes with the process thanks to these improvements. As well as keeping you safe, that’s got to be a good thing for your moving mental health.

A chance to change your scenery

Right now, our houses are about the only scenery we get the opportunity to enjoy. This isn’t something any of us had in mind when we purchased our current properties, and it’s seen many of us in lockdown situations that are less than ideal. Whether you’re living in an apartment right now or are simply in a neighborhood you don’t love, buying a house with current restrictions in mind could be the solution. After all, now that you know you’ll be spending a lot more time indoors, at least for the foreseeable, you’ll be able to invest in a house that serves all your needs, and keeps the family happy at the same time!

Sure, 2021 might not seem like the most obvious time to purchase a new property. But when you consider these benefits, you might find it worth your while to start that relocation ball rolling after all.


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