Six Signs it's Time to Move in Denver01/04/2018The seven-year-itch is a actual thing--the National Board of Realtors says that the average American family relocates every seven years. So, if you've lived in your home for a bit and are feeling like moving, ask yourself these questions to sort out if a move should be in the near future in Denver. Do You Require Extra Space? Growing families tend to grow in many directions, not just numbers. As your toddlers turn into tweens and teens, not only do they grow bigger, the possessions they need expands--a pair of soccer shoes and some shin guards turns into a bag of balls, shoes for every surface and a goal in the side yard. If your kids play hockey or football, all that gear needs its own area--preferably close to the laundry room. And, you have likely discovered that spending all your free time in the family room streaming the most popular teenage movie on Netflix is not always what you enjoy, and you would enjoy a grown-up space where you can choose the TV channel. Are You Empty Nesting? When the fledglings have flown, and you're roaming around in a big empty house that you've got to maintain, it is time to think of downsizing--free up your money and your time with a cozy house or even a condo. These days, even small towns have over-55 communities that are like summer camp for parents, where you own your house but have your upkeep provided, dining, social and fitness amenities and the choice to move into managed care when the time comes. Are There More Advantageous Opportunities Elsewhere? Economic recoveries are not created equal, and if your town hasn't yet found the benefits of a better job market, then a move to a city with more and better opportunities makes financial sense. While uprooting your family is not easy, the advantages of a better job with higher salary far outweigh the emotional stress of a move. If your career is in good shape but the cost of living in your town or neighborhood is very expensive, a local move could be a good strategy. In most communities, higher real estate prices mean bigger stickers everywhere from the gas station to the plumber, and property re-evaluations seldom lead to lower taxes. Are You Safe and Secure in Your House? The inverse of the real estate boom is the bust that is still having an effect on families all over the country. There are innumerable formerly luxury housing additions that have suffered from lots of foreclosures, and homes have been turned into rentals at best or abandoned at worst. If this characterizes your neighborhood, and you are distressed about the transient turn, it might be time to relocate to a different house. There is nothing more vital than your family's security, and a change would afford everyone peace of mind. Would You Like to Be Closer to Family? If you find yourself leaving town to be with family each vacation, perhaps a move to where the family is would be something to ponder. Particularly if your family is close-knit or you want your parents to have larger role in your children's lives, a relocation closer to home gives you an ongoing relationship rather than one that is intermittent. You'll get to vacation in different places, and your kids will see more of the world than the area where you grew up, charming though it may be. Just Want a Change of Scenery? This is where the seven-year itch sets in. Sometimes, you just want a new place to call home. Your tastes change, your hobbies change, and one day you wake up and decide you want a horse farm or an outdoor kitchen or you want to breed koi. It's all about living your dream, and if that means a new residence, a new locale or a new part of the country, go for it. Americans are always on the move, so if that is appealing to you then find a realtor and a mover, and scratch the itch. Ready to get started? We can assist.