Did you know that the average American moves 11.4 times in a lifetime? And, the majority of us are anything but average. Just check out my homestead and you’ll see what ‘higher than normal’ means! Jokes aside, plenty of people like nothing more than staying put and enjoying life. After all, it takes a lot of time, effort and money to create a top quality homestead. Still, there are reasons which make relocating attractive, and you can find four reasons to relocate your homestead here.
4 Reasons To Relocate Your Homestead
Empty Nest Syndrome
The chicks are all grown up and have flown the coop. Parents often have mixed emotions when this happens. Usually, your first reaction will be to jump for joy. ‘Ding, dong the kids are gone! Hip, hip, hooray!’ But, after the novelty wears off, the realization that you love your children starts to tug at the heartstrings. Even worse, you start to miss them and their kids.
The only option is to create a new life and build a home which doesn’t revolve around children and grandchildren. Otherwise, you’ll see their home and think ‘I wish they were here.’ Empty Nest Syndrome is a big reason some people relocate their homestead. This is especially true for large families. The greater the number of children the greater the loss is felt.
The other side of the coin is to move closer to your children so that you don’t lose contact. Don’t worry because your sons and daughters will love the idea. After all, it isn’t like they moved to get away from their parents. Plus, it isn’t as if you are going to be around the corner and a stone’s throw from their new home. Moving companies tend to find that parents relocate to the next town over to give their family space. Just make sure you’re close enough to pick the grandkids up from school when their mom and dad have to work late. What are grandparents for if not babysitting duties?
When fewer people live in the house, the cost of maintaining it gets higher. Sadly, it’s basic math that we can’t debunk even if we had the relevant qualifications. There are not as many mouths to feed, yet the monthly income is low and the cost of living high. Downsizing is never something people like to do because it seems like a terrible deal. ‘Here, you take this smaller and less valuable property and everyone’s a winner!’ Still, it’s better to live in a cheaper, smaller house than a huge mansion that costs a small fortune to maintain.
Change Of Scenery
As you age, your priorities will evolve. In the past, children and career were the only things in your life, but now they are both less important. Well, your kids will never stop being an essential part of your life yet they are self-sufficient now. And, retirement means work is off the table. So, there’s no reason to stay around and waste time. Instead, you can sell up and travel the world and finally tick off things on your bucket list.
Would you move for any of the reasons above, or do you have your own motives for relocating?