Young people just starting their careers and perhaps living on their own for the first time generally move into apartments. After a while, they may move to a larger apartment or to a condo that that has more square feet than their apartment. Many couples begin married life in an apartment or condo.
Then life changes. The couple has a baby or plans to have children — they need more space. An apartment dweller wants to own a dog — he needs a yard and sidewalks. Young people who are well on their way to successful careers may be ready to invest in property. These are a few of the reasons that cause people to move from a multifamily dwelling into a single-family home of their own.
Once someone makes the decision to move from an apartment or condo to a house, how do they decide where this home should be? Buying a house is the biggest investment most people will ever make, so careful consideration of the location is of the utmost importance. What should you look for when deciding where to live?
The accompanying infographic, Go Big AND Go Home … Deciding When to Move and Where to Live, presents a list of the top five reasons people move from apartments and condominiums into single-family homes. It also offers tips for what you should look for in a new neighborhood based on your unique situation. Review this infographic when you’re ready to make your move.
Graphic created by New City Moving, a local moving company in Chicago.