This is a little “off-brand” as far as TheAdvisory goes. After all, we’re all about helping people move home!
However, moving house is one of the biggest events in our lifetime. Yet along with the excitement and pride at the prospect of owning a new home comes fear, anxiety and trepidation of taking such a huge financial, emotional and logistical step. We look at the five main reasons people choose not to move.
Solicitors fees, stamp duty, search fees, conveyancing fees and removal costs, you will also have to travel to and from the area in which you are searching for a new property. Decorating the property and buying new furniture can add up to thousands of pounds. All very off-putting.
2. Friends and family:
Some move to an area to ‘get more for your money’, or somewhere quiet by the sea, but what about the loss of friends and family? Many people dislike the prospect of having to ‘start again’ and make new friends and acquaintances in an unfamiliar place.
Many are dissuaded from moving by the fact that their children attend the local primary school which is the best within 30 miles.
People often wait for everything to ‘fall into place’ before making the decision to sell up and move on. For example, you may be waiting for that all important promotion or you may want to wait until your children are of secondary school age before your consider uprooting them.
You may be unhappy with your current role and wish to find a preferable position of employment before you take the huge financial decision to move house.
So the big question is – Are any of these reasons big enough to prevent you moving? Love to hear your thoughts!