Should I Stay Or Should I Go Take The Personality Quiz

Dated: 01/16/2014

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Okay, so the kids are grown, maybe they're still in college, or moved out.  Now what?  Should you sell your home that's barely occupied while continuing to pay high property taxes, or should you move?  Well, that depends.  If you are really happy in your community, but want to free up some cash, then perhaps selling the house and downsizing to a smaller home within the same town or neighboring area may suffice.    You could look at condo's or townhomes that will provide you a maintenance free living, and you will remain close to all the things you love.   Or, if finances are a concern, perhaps downsizing to a two family home, renting one unit while living in the other may provide you with the financial freedom you desire.  You  can then use the extra money to travel or explore opportunities that weren't possible while living in your costly one family.  Also, renting a property is always an option.  

If, however, you are not afraid to venture out of your comfort zone, and you are seeking a vibrant lifestyle, then perhaps moving to a different part of the State or out of State may be the best solution. If living near the water is a priority, then Ocean County New Jersey offers many wonderful resort style communities that cater to Baby Boomers.  Many offer 5 star amenities that one can only find at a 5 star hotel:  Indoor/outdoor Pools, Spa, tennis, state-of-the-art fitness center, classes, golf, clubhouses and more.  Ocean County is probably not too far from family, and a smaller home means less taxes, and hey, you get to enjoy all the Jersey shore has to offer!

To help you decide whether or not to stay or go, first prioritize your needs.  In order to do this, you need to determine what type person you are.  Which best describes you?

1.  I'm  afraid of change and like everything to be status quo
2.  My support system that I've culminated over the years are critical to my well being
3.  My philosophy is, if it ain't broke don't fix it.  I'm happy why change?
4.  I love change and can't wait to start living it up!
5.  I'm eager to make new friends, find my dream home and explore new opportunities 
6.  My philosophy is out with the old in with the new, onward and upward!  

If the first 3 describe you best, then  perhaps you would be happiest with the least amount of change. But if you started screaming yes! yes! yes! once you hit number 4, then start packing and call me, so I can help you live the lifestyle you've always dreamed of.  Onward and upward! gdefalco@vandykrealestate.com

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