College graduates who are just starting their careers and perhaps living on their own for the first time generally move into small apartments. After a while, they may move to a bigger apartment or to a condo that that has more room than their first apartment. Many couples begin married life in an apartment or condo.

Then life happens and things change. The couple has a baby or plans to have kids — they need more room. An apartment tenant wants to own a dog — he needs a yard and sidewalks. Young people who are well on their way to fruitful careers may be ready to invest their money in property. These are a few of the reasons that lead people to move from a multifamily dwelling into a single-family home of their own.

Once a person makes the decision to move from an apartment or condo to a house, how do they decide where exactly this home should be? Buying a house is the biggest investment many people will ever make, so careful consideration of the location is of the utmost importance. What should you look for when deciding where to live?

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The complementary infographic, Go Big AND Go Home … Deciding When to Move and Where to Live, presents a list of the top few reasons people move from apartments and condominiums into single-family homes. It also provides tips for what you should look for in a new neighborhood based on your unique situation. Review this infographic when you’re ready to make your move.

Go Big AND Go Home

Graphic created by New City Moving.