Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

THE Decorations Are Down, the Fridge Is [...]

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

THE Decorations Are Down, the Fridge Is [...]

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Byline: Karen Overbury

THE decorations are down, the fridge is no longer groaning under the weight of left-overs and the New Year's resolutions have been abandoned. Oh, and homemaker is back from its festive break, so the New Year really is beginning to take shape.

No matter what the year throws at us, we'll need somewhere to live. I know several people who were waiting for the Brexit vote before they decided whether to move. Then there was the aftermath of the vote. Now there's the "when's it all going to happen?" period. And, of course, there'll be the Article 50 talks, the uncertainty, the repercussions, concern about interest rates and so on and on. In fact, there will always be a reason to delay making the decision.

There's a clear message here - there are always reasons to delay decision making. In fact, there's never a "right" time to move. The procrastinators are simply delaying getting on with their lives.

So if you've been thinking that you're rattling around in the family home, perhaps the cost of running it is stopping you from taking that holiday or going out for those meals, perhaps you're worried about repair bills, or your friendly neighbours have moved away, is there really any point in delaying and waiting for that "good time" to sell? …

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