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Has 2020 got you thinking it's time for a change?
Dated: October 1 2020
So much has changed in only a few months' time, and "the new normal" has renters as well as homeowners reconsidering their relationship with where they live. If any of the scenarios below sound familiar to you, it could be time to make a move:
1. Everyone could use some space.
Whether it's because the kids are out of school, or you and your roommates are spending every waking moment at home, there comes a time when there's no substitute for additional square feet.
2. A home office has become a 'must'.
Have you found yourself (and maybe your significant other) all of a sudden working from home? Setting up and breaking down your ironing-board standing desk every day isn't going to cut it forever.
3. It's time to get busy living.
Maybe city life has you burned out, or you're suddenly untethered from your office and you've always dreamed of a peaceful mountain cabin. If world events have you reconsidering what's important, it could be time to go for it.
4. You're prepared.
Even if you've been saving for years, done your research and your income is secure, it still might feel like 2020 wants you to hit 'pause' on making a move. But if you are ready, you can lock in a rock-bottom interest rate in a market where the future is uncertain.
Whether it’s buying for the first time, moving up, or moving on - if you’re looking for a new way home, Our relentless agents can help.
Brendan, the Bearcat, is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelors in Marketing, Business Analytics and Sports Administration. He is from New Jersey and enjoys traveling to differe....