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Calculating Your Decision

I love waking up the first morning in a new home. Exhausted by the move and surrounded by boxes, I am filled with anticipation and relief. I can’t wait to see how the sunlight will enter my new bedroom. Sometimes, I’m a little nervous about starting a new routine, but I am always relieved to be finished with the uncertainties of searching and the stress of physically moving. Getting to this first morning is no small accomplishment, regardless of whether you are moving down the hall or across the country: It feels great.
If you are entering the decision phase of your search, you might feel overwhelmed, wondering if that first morning will ever arrive. The good news is that anxiety evaporates when you have a clear understanding of your priorities and your range of options. The goal of this book is to help you assess how you want to live, learn all of the options, and know how to search, so that you will have confidence when the time comes to decide.

Narrowing Down the Finalists

The best decisions in life result from a balance of education and instinct. Essentially, you need to be as informed as you can, but in the end you should follow your gut. In the searching phase, you want to look at every viable option, even if they aren’t all perfect. This will give you a good understanding of comparable properties and the full range of choices. You will be naturally drawn to some homes and easily eliminate others. Now, as you enter the deciding phase, it is time to assess your short list and narrow it down to a finalist by frequently checking back in with your priorities and listening to your instincts.

Am I living in the right place?

You don’t have to be planning a move to ask this question. I think about it daily, and I suspect it’s on your mind too. I wonder if my career is stable enough so that I can keep up my current lifestyle. I want to ignore the possibility of another economic dip, but the hard reality is that it could happen. Then there are the social questions. I am single, but would like to change that eventually. Would moving increase my odds of finding the right someone?
Moving today means more than changing addresses. It is an opportunity to assess how you really want to live. The formulas that once guided our life decisions are being questioned, opening the door for you to create your own formula and live a more fulfilling life. Where you live is much more than the structure you live in. Where you live is tied to your community, your job, your family, your health, and your personal finances. This book explores the factors beyond home that affect your quality of life. The goal is to help you consider all of the variables so you can make the best decisions possible, whether you’re taking stock of your current situation or planning a move to someplace new.
When the house of cards fell in the mid-2000s, more than a mortgage meltdown was revealed. The fundamental formula that guides the lifestyle of the American middle class also came into question. First graduate from college and get a job in the city. Then get married and buy a house in the ’burbs. Later have kids and buy a larger house farther out in the ’burbs. Retire and buy a smaller house someplace warm. Live happily ever after.