Top 6 Reasons To Move Home
In Britain, the average person moves eight times during their lifetime. What motivates us to pack our lives into boxes and move into a new home?
Here are the top six reasons for moving home:
1. More Space
This can involve internal and outside space. This is often influenced by new arrivals, such children, dogs or parents moving in.
2. Upgrading
A boost to income will often create the search for a better property to call home. ‘Better’ is subjective. This could mean location, parking, décor or a different character of property.
3. New Job
A new role can involve relocating to a new area – or moving closer to transport links. These circumstances may involve talking about the area as well as showing your property to potential buyers.
4. Empty Nest
Family homes hold lots of cherished memories. But – once the kids have left home, parents often think about downsizing. As well as releasing equity, moving to a smaller property usually means lower maintenance.
5. Visiting Friends and Family
Buyers often look for homes near to their friends and relatives. This could mean that they are returning to your area rather than discovering it for the first time.
6. School Catchment Area
A staggering 10% of parents would pay more than £50,000 extra for a property in a desirable school catchment area. One third have already moved house to be in with a chance of getting their child into a good school. If your property is near to great schools, be sure to find out if this is important to people who view your property.
“Understanding why people move is essential when helping to find the right property for them,” says Jason Dyer of JTM Homes. “We believe in honest discussions that help people to identify and prioritise their requirements. That way, we know that the viewings we organise are for serious potential buyers and which features of properties will be most important to them.”
Are you thinking of moving home? Whether you’re buying or selling, you’ll appreciate the fast action and straight talking of JTM Homes. Contact us for an informal discussion.
Sources: Zoopla, MOV8, Harradines,