Why Do People Move House?

By: Oliver

On average home owners move houses every five to seven years, but why do they make this decision so often? People who have lived in the same property for 20+ years find this hard to understand and probably couldn't imagine it ever happening to themselves, but with today's growing market and the house of their dreams not far away, the chances of sticking to what they already own are slim.

There are many reasons in today's property world why people choose to pack up and move house. The main cause is a growing family. Home buyers choose their 'beginners' house and soon settle in, but after children come along this house increasingly gets smaller and therefore forces the homeowners to seek a larger property. This also happens when people choose to upgrade to a larger house after longing for it and finally saving the money it requires.

New technologies now mean that homeowners today are constantly bombarded with advertising telling them to seek a new property and be given the lifestyle they have always dreamed of. It also means that homeowners can now with the click of a button browse property online when they haven't even decided yet if they wish to move.

To buy property online using online estate agents is now so easy to carry out that homeowners are currently choosing to use it to their advantage. Homeowners are now completely changing their lifestyle and choosing to sell property online, go travelling for a desired time and then return to the UK to buy the property of their dreams.

Family has a big impact on a majority of people's lives and also on their choice of property. Homeowners are now selling up and choosing to live closer to their loved ones. They are also deciding to sell their houses after the kids have grown up and moved out, as the extra space is not really needed now.

Personal relationships are also a major cause in homeowners deciding to sell their homes. Deciding to move in with a new partner means in most cases the partner moving in will have to sell their house, but on the other hand break-ups can cause owners to sell up too. Most couples decide to make a fresh start while others just can't afford to keep the house running on a single income so begin to look at other options. Job transfers in couples also have a big effect on the income for people's homes and some people would rather move to be with their partners.

Whatever the reason, people are increasingly choosing to move house everyday and 90% of these customers are searching the internet portals to buy a home online.

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