Time to move?

Does the thought of changing your neighbourhood go through your mind more
often than not? Here are some key indicators on when you really should consider making that move.

1. You Have Outgrown Your Neighbourhood

Your uber-trendy, urban borough seemed just the thing five years ago. But
suddenly, you’re annoyed by the loud music spilling out of bars, clubs, and
your neighbour’s stereo. It is time to face the facts: you are growing up, but your neighbourhood is not.

Instead of wasting time judging your neighbours, consider a quieter or more sophisticated locale.

2. You Constantly Scan the Classified Ads

You’ve never been in a good position to sell your home, but have often
dreamed of moving. A larger home. A smaller home. A country home. A city
home. Lately, you find yourself scanning the classifieds, picking up home
magazines, and even writing down phone numbers and website addresses.

Speak with a professional and determine where you stand. It’s probably time
to make your dream home a priority.

3. You Are Starting a Family

Selling a home and moving is a big job, and starting a family an even bigger
one. You don’t want to be stuck doing both at the same time. If you are
seriously thinking about having a child, it is also time to start thinking
seriously about buying a family friendly home. There’s nothing worse than
packing and moving while pregnant, or worse, with a toddler underfoot.

4. Your Family Has Grown

Are your kids sharing a bedroom? Is your yard too small for a swing set? Do
you often think wistfully of backward barbecues by the pool? Then the time
has to come to consider buying a home that will grow with your family. If
you live in a city, it may be necessary to consider moving to the outskirts,
where property is less costly.

5. You Have Made a Job Change

You’ve changed jobs and the commute is killing you. Although you’re happy
with your home, you’re not happy with the extra hour you must travel to
work each day. The reality is that the stress of a daily commute can subtract
years from your life. If you want to have more time to spend patting yourself
on the back for corporate successes, move closer to the office.

6. Home Renovation is Not Enough

You are constantly working on a home improvement project, but are never
satisfied. Perhaps you are simply a home-Reno junkie. Or perhaps, this
endless fussing and fixing is a sign that your home just isn’t doing it for you anymore.

7. Your Neighbourhood Is Going Downhill

Crime is on the rise, you feel nervous when the children are at school, and
barely feel comfortable walking to the corner store. Do not waste time
waiting for the situation to improve. Sell before your property value goes
down in tandem with the quality of your neighbourhood.

This article is written by or on behalf of an outsourced columnist and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

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Tracy Head and Laurie Baird help busy families find mortgage solutions. Together they have more than 45 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

With today’s increasingly complicated mortgage rules, Tracy and Laurie spend time getting to know the people they work with and help them to better understand the mortgage process. They support their clients before, during, and after their mortgage is in place.

Tracy and Laurie work closely with their clients, offering advice and options. With access to more than 40 different lenders, Tracy and Laurie are able to assist with residential, commercial, and reverse mortgages in order to match the needs of their clients with the right mortgage package.

They work closely with their clients to find the right fit, and are around to provide support for years down the road!

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