Are you considering moving?
Maybe you’re in a situation where you have the liberty of choosing where to live.
You can just pack up at any time or maybe you’re sick of where you are now.
Well, choosing where to live can be a huge consideration, and it’s not always easy to decide.
Luckily, there are some great financial questions to ask yourself before you go ahead and make any decisions, which makes it far easier to know that you’ve made the right one when you do make it.
1. Is Housing Affordable?
This might seem obvious, but so many people actually don’t consider this before they pick the place they plan to put down roots, and it can cause a lot of strain.
If you want to move to a city that has crazy housing costs, but your income potential is fairly low, you won’t be able to live any sort of lifestyle.
2. What is the Weather Like?
Housing is often the only thing looked at – if anything – when considering whether to move somewhere. However, there are other important considerations as well, such as what the cost of living is.
If housing is affordable, but the place you are looking at moving is increidbly cold and therefore you’ll have to pay hundreds of dollars each month to heat your dwelling, then it doens’t matter how cheap housing is – you’ll still be shelling out a lot of money.
Don’t get caught in that trap!
3. How Often Do You Want to See Friends and Family?
So say you’re planning on moving away from your friends and family members. And you know you want to see them at least a couple of times a year so you don’t miss out on too much.
If you are moving somewhere that will cost you $1000 for each flight home, and you want to visit four times each year, keep in mind how much that adds up to.
You don’t want to end up being travel poor.
These are a few things that should be considered before you go ahead and pick your next home.