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10 Reasons to Stick to the Same Neighbourhood, but in a Better Home.

For the most part, when we think of moving, we're thinking about going the whole hog, upping sticks and moving far away to a completely new place - but is this always the best idea? For some, sticking with your neighbourhood, but moving into a better house might be the best course of action. If this is something you're considering, then here are ten reasons why you're completely right to do so!


For the most part, when we think of moving, we’re thinking about going the whole hog, upping sticks and moving far away to a completely new place – but is this always the best idea? For some, sticking with your neighbourhood, but moving into a better house might be the best course of action. If this is something you’re considering, then here are ten reasons why you’re completely right to do so!

1. You already know the area
This one is fairly self-explanatory; if you’re already living in the area, you already know what it’s like!

2. The facilities you need are there
People with families often need specific facilities, and if you just move between parts of the neighbourhood, you know the facilities you need are right there, where you need them.

3. You’re not moving away from your friends, or your child’s friends
Moving away from your support system can be tough, and people often lose contact. However, if you’re staying in the same neighbourhood then that’s less likely to happen.

4. The grass definitely isn’t always greener on the other side
You may think moving into a different neighbourhood is a good idea because it looks nice, or you’ve heard great things about it, but you won’t know until you’ve lived there yourself and unfortunately the grass really isn’t always greener on the other side.

5. You could get a property close by that you’ve fallen in love with
If you’ve seen and fallen in love with a property close to your home, there’s no reason why you can’t just go for it! So if you’ve heard of a property a street or two away that’s coming up on the market soon, keep an eye out on it.

6. You have your own local knowledge to rely on
There’s nothing people trust more than their own opinions and knowledge, so having your own local knowledge to rely on when moving into a new home is massively beneficial – you’ll get that if you’re moving into a different part of the same neighbourhood.

7. Visiting the property at different times of the day before you purchase will be a breeze
If the property you’re looking at is far away, visiting it throughout the day can be a bit of a pain. However, if you’re just a few minutes away, you can get there in no time at all.

8. You’ll know what the area is like at all times of the day, not just when you have the chance to visit
This is one of the big problems with viewing properties – you only really know what they’re like when you get the chance to go and see them, and for many people this is after work, or on a weekend. However, if you’re looking at a property in the same neighbourhood that you live in, then you’ll know what the neighbourhood is like around the clock from having time off.

9. It could be financially beneficial
You might be able to save money by moving into a different property in the same neighbourhood, although this will depend on circumstances, largely.

10. It’ll be the easiest move you’ve ever had
Yup – thank us later!

Real Estate, redefined

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.