Top 9 Reasons for Moving Home

Top 9 Reasons for Moving Home

At MOV8 we’ve enjoyed a record start to the year, helping more buyers and sellers than ever before to get on the move. Our expert valuers have heard all sorts of reasons for people looking to move over the years. MOV8 looks at the most common reasons we hear for people looking to move.

More Space

Invariably, there comes a time when the one bedroom flat that you bought in your 20s just isn’t big enough any more, especially when you’ve got children to think about. Looking for more space is still one of the main motivators for people moving home.


Of course bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes people just want to move to a nicer home, especially if they’ve been lucky enough to get a promotion or a pay rise that lets them increase their budget.

Jobs – Relocation

Sometimes a change in job means moving to a new part of the country altogether, especially if you aren’t a fan of a long commute to work each day.


Finding the love of your life is wonderful, not least because it brings with it the joy of looking for a new home together!

Empty Nest

The kids have grown up and flown the nest. Whilst the old family home naturally has a strong emotional pull, a lot of parents prefer to downsize to somewhere more affordable and manageable that they can put their own personal stamp on.


Retirement has landed or is imminent and you want to start enjoying life. This may mean moving home to a new area, closer to friends or family or simply move to a quieter home.


Do you want to go travelling or move to the other side of the globe, but being tied to a mortgage holding you back? Whatever your change in lifestyle, we can help with the sale of your property. It might even be that you have built up equity in your home which can be released following the sale of your property, allowing extra spending money for your travels!

School Catchment Area

Everyone wants the best education for their kids. Finding a home in the catchment area of one of the better schools is a priority for many parents and as a result, properties in these areas tend to attract a premium.

Close to Family

Most people want to move to be closer to friends and family. On the other hand, depending on your relatives, you may want to create a little distance between them and yourself!

Whatever your reason for thinking of moving is, we are here to help. You can get in touch with us today at [email protected] or call us on 0345 646 0208 for a FREE valuation.  A member of our dedicated valuation team will be delighted to talk you through the process.


I'm Robert Carroll, Managing Director of MOV8 Real Estate, Estate Agents and Solicitors. MOV8 is an innovative and forward-thinking, all-in-one estate agency and solicitor firm with its Head Office in Edinburgh and a City Centre office in Glasgow. We buy and sell literally thousands of properties for property buyers and sellers in Scotland every year, so I see first-hand every day what is actually happening in the property market. This blog aims to give an honest, fresh and sometimes light-hearted take on what is happening in the Scottish property market.


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