The Top Five Reasons People Move House


Did you know that the average person in the UK will move house eight times during their lives? Research by a major appliance manufacturer has shown that on average, the distance between each move is 32 miles. Maybe somewhat surprisingly, when it comes to finally settling down, only one in five live more than 200 miles away from where they started. On average, it’ll be around 63 miles away. Moving house is rated as one of the most stressful things you can do in life, so what are the main reasons people choose to up sticks?

  1. Relationships

Moving in with your other half or tying the knot? One of you, at least, is going to have to move. It might involve one of you having to put your house on the market, especially if it’s the case, thou both owned a home before you decided to cohabitate. On the flipside of the coin, couples splitting up may mean seeing your home. This usually happens because the home may hold bad memories, and both of you want a fresh start. The property often costs too much for one person to run on just one salary. See also when there’s the opportunity for one partner to buy the other out, but there’s no cash available.

       2.Employment opportunities

If you’re being relocated, then it could be the case that you have to pack up, sell up and move. Technology has made the world a smaller place, and home working has made all sorts of things possible, but it’s not the solution to everything. Do you live more than an hour or so away from your new place of work? You might want to consider situating yourself closer to avoid spending half your life on the road.

  1. Not Enough Room.

Lots of folks outgrow what they call their starter homes. Once you start having children or increase the size of your family unit, space is at a premium. If you can’t or don’t want to extend, you’ll have to size up. This is one of the most common reasons people look to move to a different place. New homes need to have more room for your growing brood.

     4 To Spend More Time With Family.

Lots of people move away from where they grew up, but often they find themselves gravitating back. Why? To devote more time to their family, of course! This is particularly common once people have kids – after all grandparents can come in handy for childcare! Having a family is tough when you don’t have much support, so many people relocate to make sure they’ve got extra hands on board!

  1. To Spend Less Time With The Family.

On the other side, many people choose to move away from their families quite deliberately. It’s not unknown for broken or dysfunctional families to flourish and get on a whole load better, once they live farther apart. Sometimes, distance makes the heart grow fonder! When you’re not in each other’s pockets all the time, you may find it easier to be amicable with your folks.

2 thoughts on “The Top Five Reasons People Move House

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