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 resided in your home for a bit and are feeling like moving, ask yourself these questions to shed some light on 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 become bigger, the stuff they need multiplies--a pair of soccer shoes and some shin guards turns into a bag of balls, shoes for every surface and a goal in the front yard. If your kids play hockey or football, all that gear needs its own area--preferably close to the laundry room. And, you have most likely learned that spending all your free time in the family room streaming the most popular teenage show on Netflix is not always what you would prefer, 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 large 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 alternative to move into managed care when the time comes. Are There Better Opportunities Elsewhere? Economic recoveries are not created equal, and if your area hasn't yet found the benefits of a better job market, then a move to an area with more and better opportunities makes financial sense. While uprooting your family is not easy, the benefits of a better job with higher wage 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 something to think about. In lots of communities, higher real estate prices translate into 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 Residence? 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 subdivisions that have suffered from lots of foreclosures, and homes are now 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 think about. 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 vineyard 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.