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30 tell-tale signs it

21st September 2018
30 tell-tale signs it's time to move home

30 tell-tale signs it's time to move home - can you relate?

Have you got itchy feet? For any homeowners considering upping sticks, a new poll has ranked the top tell-tale signs you need to move home.

A study of 2,000 homeowners, commissioned by Keepmoat Homes, has revealed the average homeowner begins to get ‘itchy feet’ in their home after nine years of living there.

But interestingly, more than one in 10 admit they start to think about moving after just three years. The average homeowner, however, puts the 'For Sale' sign up after six years, with the biggest reason being the need for more room.




See the top 30 tell-tale signs you have itchy feet here:

1.  Your home starts to feel too big or small
2.  You browse home-moving websites like Zoopla or On The Market
3.  There are DIY jobs you can't be bothered to crack on with
4.  You start to hate the neighbours
5.  You notice other people's homes more frequently
6.  You don't have enough storage space
7.  You start to yearn for a shorter commute
8.  You spend ages complaining about your house
9.  You start honing in on all the things which are 'wrong' with the house
10.You have the money to move
11.You feel your home is now too old-fashioned
12.You've forgotten everything you once loved about it
13.You imagine how you'd decorate a new house
14.You've stopped tidying and cleaning as much as you should
15.You bring up houses, decorating and house-hunting in conversation more than you used to
16.You want a new project to work on
17.You start spending more time outside the house than in
18.You begin to feel your kids are ‘too big’ for the house
19.You feel you have ‘too many’ children for your current home
20.You slow down every time you go past a 'For Sale' sign
21.Your friends are all living in a different area
22.You stop keeping up with basic maintenance like replacing light bulbs
23.You don't invite friends round any more
24.You get annoyed by cars parking in ‘your’ space
25.You let your garden fall into disrepair
26.You've had planning permission refused and can’t do things you want to do
27.You take a weirdly keen interest in other people who are buying new homes
28.You start buying home interior magazines
29.You never go in your garden
30.You find yourself 'window shopping' at B&Q

'Buying a home is a life-changing purchase so when you first move it is usually to a property you have fallen in love with,' said James Thomson, chief executive at Keepmoat Homes. 'But after a few years, especially if your financial situation improves, many people start to think about moving up the property ladder.

'It isn’t surprising to see that the need for more space is the top reason that people decide to move – in the past some of our customers have even moved homes on the same development because they really love the area and the style of their home but, as their family has grown, they have wanted more space.' 

If you do have itchy feet, why not ask Peter Ball & Co for a free propertyvaluation today?


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