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Once you understand powerful role your vulnerabilities play in your housing decisions, you can prevent most serious moving mistakes.
To begin developing that insight, take these important steps:
1. Reflect on your present home and how it connects you to your lifestyle, relationships, finances, work life, avocations and ambitions.
2. Reflect on a prior housing decision: What factors led to decision? How did you handle moving details? What emotions were involved?
3. Consider whether a previous move followed or preceded one of life's major upsets.
4. Then evaluate, from comfortable perspective of hindsight, whether you could have made a better decision under circumstances.
The American Dream of having one's own home endures because concept of home is rooted in your emotions as well as in your head. Home is a deeply personal resource as well as a place or location. What's more, your home can be your ticket to financial security when you manage your housing life as though your financial life depends on it. For most of us, it does. That is why your ability to make good housing decisions is so important.
Lois A. Vitt is a housing expert and financial sociologist, and is the author of "10 Secrets to Successful Home Buying and Selling", the first book in the real estate market to demystify the psychological forces behind our housing decisions. To learn more about Lois and this book, visit http://www.RealtyStudies.com.