Musings by Patricia 5/16/2017
Moving doesn't have to be that hard if you think about it as it as part of the journey - it's the cycle of life. I created a chart that describes Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with visuals as a reminder of how one move, one house, one change can make a positive impact on you, the economy, and other people.
Physiological needs consist of food, water, warmth, and rest. People and pets have a need for safety and security, a sense of belonging; personal needs and feelings are real. As we develop and grow there are hopes, dreams, and goals with a need for achievement. As situations change, challenges are many: sometimes personal autonomy, sickness, financial challenges, status, education, jobs, and family life styles change. Some people have control over life situations; others do not.
When the idea of moving is contemplated, it helps to have someone you can consult with to get the facts and your feelings sorted out before making major decisions. When it comes to a move, a local Real Estate Agent, local Lender, and trusted CPA or Financial Adviser can help provide facts and information. During the decision-making process, outsiders and neighbors don't need to know your business. It's a personal decision.
What are the issues, situations, or concerns? Get clarity and answers to your questions that have a direct impact on you and the lives of the people that matter most, e.g., children, education, work, transportation, etc. Consider the impact on your financial stability, ability to adjust to lifestyle, your family, vacations, sports, restaurants, location, medical facilities, parks and recreation, just to name a few. Is infrastructure in place? If you build how long could it take? Is this a temporary move? What is the ratings on the schools? Will elderly family members be impacted by your decisions?
Every move has an impact on other people and the economy. Banks move money, traveling has to occur, people need accommodations, food, fuel, service providers, community assistance with police, fire and rescue, builders, contractors, inspectors, appraisers, lenders, moving companies, storage facilities, stagers, interior designers, furniture companies, and of course Real Estate Agents - everyone has to get paid, sleep, eat, shop for materials, many have pets to care for, and of course, technology is a necessity to do business. Moving is a process of making dreams come true. Design your life accordingly.
Patricia's Tip of the Day:
©Clear judgment calls for clear thinking and careful evaluation.