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6 Signs It Might Be Time for a Move

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People are constantly moving from one place to another. The reasons for moving vary from change of economic or social status, new job, need for more space, security, and relationship status or even transport issues. So how do you know it is time to move? The answer to this lies in how you feel about where you are currently versus your needs. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most common reasons people feel the need to move—if any of these apply to you, it might be time for you to consider moving yourself!


The need for space influences moving decisions, as people may move to new houses for more space than what they currently have. Maybe the family has grown or is expecting to grow, resulting in a need for more room. Sometimes a person’s household items may have increased, necessitating the need for more room. In other instances, a new project may require more working space. All of these circumstances might push you to look for a house with bigger space. However, at times people may also need less space, especially in cases where some family members move out.

New Opportunities

Life is about taking advantage of opportunities as they come along. Some people might find opportunities that are far away, prompting them to move. A new job opportunity or business opportunity in a different city is a very valid reason to move if that opportunity turns out to be in a far off city that you cannot manage daily commute. You may also need to move due to time constraints, as it would be an inconvenience spending hours on a commute to a new job in another city.


Communities and neighborhoods change over time. Rising cases of insecurity in a neighborhood is another common reason for moving. People like to feel secure where they live and, if that is no longer guaranteed, then they may have to move to safer areas. Other neighborhood issues such as noisy neighbors or rising costs of living may also prompt one to move if such problems become persistent.

Change in Economic and Social Status

Changes in one’s economic and social status usually impact their choices. As one moves up economically and socially, they sometimes feel the need to upgrade their housing too. Similarly, a period of economic and financial turbulence may necessitate moving to a more affordable area or a smaller home.

Transportation Issues

Your daily commute can be a real cause of frustration. Sometimes, you may have to spend a few hours daily on your commute to work or your business and back. Long commutes can be draining, especially in areas with significant traffic. The need to spend less time on daily commute is a great motivation to move to a place nearer to work or your business. Shorter commutes save time and stress, allowing a person to be more productive in their work and healthier overall.

Family and Relationship Changes

As relationships grow, people adjust to accommodate the changes. A couple may decide to move in together, forcing them to move to a new house. However, when a relationship ends, the partners may have to move out of their old house into separate houses. Other changes in the family also influence the decision to move. For instance, you may have to move to a bigger house to accommodate a parent in need of your care.

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