How Close Should Your New Home be to Family?

As you are looking for the house you want to purchase, there are a lot of different factors you need to think about.

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How Close Should Your New Home be to Family?

Posted by MARK Z. on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 12:01pm.

Buying a new house

As you are looking for the house you want to purchase, there are a lot of different factors you need to think about. For example, how close do you want to be to your family? More importantly, how close is too close? How far away is too far away?

The unfortunate truth is this is not a question with a simple answer. There is no one size fits all kind of answer when it comes to picking a house that is in the right place. Fortunately, there are questions you can ask yourself when trying to decide what distance you should be from your family.

Your Options

You have three options as you are making your choices:

  • Long Distance
  • The Closer the Better
  • Not Too Close, But Not Too Far Away

What you really need to do is ask yourself what you are comfortable with. Naturally, the opinion of your family matters – but, only to a point. You do not want family members who have helped you a lot and love you to be unhappy with your move; but you do not want to put your happiness before everyone else’s. Your opinion and desires (along with your household family) should be the main priority.

As you are making your decision, consider drawing up a pro and con list. For example, you will develop a strong bond (or maintain a strong bond) with your family members if you live close to them. You, on the other hand, may feel as though you have a lack of privacy or that your family members are too involved in your life if they live too close. The biggest problem with living too far away is the cost of you visiting your family or your family visiting you.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider as you are making your choices.

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