So you have just come back from a lovely Sunday drive in the country and you say to your beloved "I just know we'd be happier out here, surrounded by nature, sunshine and things would be calmer and less stressful for us and I am sure it would be a lot less expensive!" Beloved hears "less stress and less expensive" and you are off on a whole new kind of adventure.
Quick Check List:
Have I always wanted to live in the country or is this a whim?
Will living farther from my place of work cause problems for my family?
Can I afford reliable transportation?
Am I learning based? - Well and septics, snow removal, post office delays, no amenities will all be a learning curve.
Does the idea of being in charge of my own water and "waste disposal" bother me? Note it is not hard....just something different.
Would I give it a year to try it...?
Can I see myself driving up the driveway and being happy to be paying a mortgage "out here"?
Do I adapt well to change, because there is always change in the country?
Would I regret not trying it?
Then ask yourself, from the heart "will living in the country increase my enjoyment of life". For myself, I moved 7 years ago and haven't looked back! I am always willing to have a discussion to see if this kind of adventure might be for you. Feel free to contact me to chat.
Realtor and Proprietor of Willaway Farm