There are very few people that do not fall in love with an area that they have visited on vacation. Indeed, many people feel so strongly about certain locations that they revisit them time and time again, year after year, in as many different seasons as they possibly can, so that they can truly envisage setting up home in the highly desired location. If this is how you feel, then there are some things that you will need to think very seriously about before you take the plunge and cut ties with your current abode.
#1 Rent Rather Than Buy
Although you may very well feel that you know exactly which location you want to live in, it is still better to rent, initially at least, before you invest your money and buy a more permanent residence. This is to make sure that the neighborhood you move into is everything that you hoped it would be, and should you find that the vacation romance that you have with the area subsides while you are living there, you can easily backstep to your previous life without too much of a struggle.
#2 Make Money from Your Home
With this in mind, you can rent out your current home – if you own it – and make yourself a bit of money to either pay your rent or put towards it while you are living in your favorite vacation location. It is totally up to you if you decide to rent it out on a six, or twelve-month lease or even longer, or you can opt to let it out as a holiday retreat for weekly or fortnightly intervals.
#3 Take Only What You Need
You are going to want to take items and furniture with you to your new address, even if it is only for a temporary amount of time. You may very well think that this is an expense if you, yourself are only looking at a twelve-month lease. However, having some of your items will make your new home feel a lot more like your space than the living quarters of somebody else. If you are only taking a few items, you may think that dealing with removals yourself is the best option, but in fact, hiring the services of a removals business to help with your moving home will take a lot of the stress out of your move, as well as the heavy lifting.
#4 Remember to Support Your New Community
It is important for the community that you move into to support it – using local shops, bars, and restaurants will mean that your new community benefits from your presence. If you are seen to support your new surroundings, you could very well find that you settle in better with your new neighbors, rather than being seen as an outsider and suffering locals’ indifference towards you.
Many people that have enjoyed hospitality in a location as a holidaymaker have found, to their dismay, it far less welcoming when they have chosen to reside within a neighborhood in the same location.
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