A few years ago I uprooted and relocated my entire family. Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. There was a lot to think about and at one point it seemed like it was going completely downhill. When you move home with kids, it’s more than just finding the right home. It’s all about finding the right home for them. And of course, if you’re thinking about increasing your family size, the right home for the future. Already the problems are starting to pile up, and I’m sorry to tell you that is just the tip of the iceberg.
A Home With Enough Space
Usually, if you are moving house with a family, it is for one of two reasons. Either you are moving because of a job opportunity or you are relocating because you need a bigger place for your kids to grow up in. Moving to get more space is easier because you have the possibility of staying in roughly the same location. That cuts out a lot of problems like dealing with your kids changing schools and losing contact with their friends. If you’re moving to a bigger place, your biggest issue becomes getting the best price on your old home. Then, you can pay a far bigger deposit and get a more attractive deal on the mortgage.
The answer to this particular issue is all to do with style and design. You need to make your home look more expensive than it actually is. I’ll let you in on a little secret of how I did this. I sold it as the perfect place to raise a family but when it was on the market my kids weren’t living there! They were staying with my parents, so the house looked absolutely perfect. There was no mess, no fuss and no problems. It looked like a showroom and needless to say it was a quick, easy, sale.
2) Cutting Costs
Of course, if you are relocating for a job you might be looking at practicality and saving money. First, you’re going to have to decide how far from your new job you’re going to live. If you’re working in the city, then you might be better off buying an apartment rather than commuting every day. Don’t be put off by this idea, there are some incredibly luxurious apartments on sale that would be perfect to raise your family in. That way your home will be close to where you or your partner is working. For some examples of some stunning apartment designs, visit sttrinity.com.au.
3) Making It Easier On The Kids
If you don’t get your kids involved in the move, I guarantee they are going to make it a nightmare. Start by including them in the choice of the home you buy. You are not really taking their opinion on board, but they don’t know that. By doing this, you give them the sense that this move is for them as well as you. Also, where you can, make the move fun. If you are going to moving far away, treat house hunting as a holiday, exploring different locations.
Using these tips you can make the relocation of your family relatively pain-free.