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An end of the lease for many people would signify this change. Others decide to move for work and/or other personal reasons. How often do you generally move house? People move house due to good fortune, or even due to an unexpected misfortune. Why do you move house? This is an interesting question. Many people move house a few times a year, while there are others who have lived in the same pad for decades.

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I do my best not to. I have been planning to rent out my home for quite some time, yet haven't done anything. There is no motivation to move. I'll be moving in with my partner soon, yet only when the time is right. I have chosen to remain an owner-occupier. Pets are also another consideration.
I have moved 6 times in my life so far (due to living with family). 4 of the times have involved moving within a 5km radius of the previous place, which is good when at school and wanting to remain nearby to your neighbourhood friends. It is great to live near infrastructure like public transport and amenities such as hospitals or shopping centres so as to minimise extra travel and your carbon footprint. However, packing for a move is certainly not eco-friendly nor super enjoyable!
I have moved 6 times in my life so far (due to living with family). 4 of the times have involved moving within a 5km radius of the previous place, which is good when at school and wanting to remain nearby to your neighbourhood friends. It is great to live near infrastructure like public transport and amenities such as hospitals or shopping centres so as to minimise extra travel and your carbon footprint. However, packing for a move is certainly not eco-friendly nor super enjoyable!
My average has been every 4-5 years although I had lived in one home for 10 years.
When I was younger I fell into the category of moving every 6 months. I lived in share houses and sometimes moved with a flat mate and sometimes not depending on how it worked out with them. It was fun and exciting and I didn't have a lot of stuff so it was easy to just pack up and move. Now that I have 3 kids and all the furniture and things that go with them, I am much more reluctant to want to pack all that stuff, or find another place we can like so much.
I have moved five times in the past decade. I hated having to pack up all my stuff and unpack it again, the stress of househunting, having to adjust to living in a new area and never feeling like it was quite worth starting a garden. I'm now getting ready to move into my own house (instead of renting) so hopefully that will be it for a few years.

We weren't moving that often because we wanted to. Sometimes it was because the rent went up more than we were prepared to pay for a place that hadn't been improved at all, and others were because our circumstances changed (eg. living in a home with rickety front steps and flaking lead paint on the walls was no good with a baby on the way). Onward and upward!
That is great news, once you get into your own place the feeling is so wonderful!
by jonaja
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I have had to move a fair amount.

I renovated homes I bought, then after 4-5 years moved on to the next.

Due to a divorce, I didn't make much on houses, so this house now is one of my longest stays (7 years).

I would now like to get another to do-up!
I love that part of the moving, and each move we have got rid of clutter.
So who know's maybe we can move soon.

I am looking at the house next door, knowing I can inject a lot of great ideas.

Not moved much. I think it's a hassle. If we won lotto I'd still stay here...
We rented a small flat above a shop, near our local railway station, after our honeymoon. We stayed there for 6 months, Then rented 3 houses close to that flat, over 7 years, between moving back to my parents house, while were going back & forth to Paris (France) then we build our own home in '78, & moved in early June '79, where we still live now.
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