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Is the Grass Always Greener?
Call it wanderlust, call it an itch, call it boredom, call it “This house is too big / too small for us!” — You’re thinking of moving. Maybe it’s across the street or across the globe; you are seriously thinking of pulling up roots and being repotted elsewhere. There are a lot of reasons for moving elsewhere, and a lot of things to consider when deciding if moving is right for you.
What is it that is calling you to another location? Is it the desire for a better job in a better market? Did your boss just transfer you to another location (maybe even the sidewalk?)? Do you have family or friends in another town that you would like to be closer to? Maybe you are bored with the same commute, the same stores, the same people, the same four walls. Perhaps your doctor has told you to relocate to a more suitable climate, or you just want to sell your snowblower and windshield scraper and follow the sun. Hey, Cousin Fred lives in a condo and doesn’t have to mow the lawn and pull weeds; sounds like the good life!
Whatever your reason for contemplating a move, such a life-changing decision should be based on more than feelings; you should sit down and look at the grass to see if it really is greener somewhere else.
For expert help with making this decision, you need the wisdom and experience of Elissa Clausnitzer of Weichert Realtors. Elissa prides herself in giving clients the straight truth if they should really move or simply stay in their current living situation.