Are you one of those people who fear change, lest, moving somewhere else, say, in Pensacola, Florida for example? Pensacola is located in the westernmost part of the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida. It is also basically a seaport which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. While it may be obvious that the beaches are the main attraction in this side of town; locals and visitors alike can do much more around the area, and most attractions can be roamed around and enjoyed by travelling on foot. The historic Downtown is a favorite among visitors and locals alike, where fine dining restaurants and locally owned eateries are a bunch, great hangouts, and serving fairly good meals. Nightclubs are a fair deal as well. No trip to Downtown would be complete without a visit to Pensacola’s biggest fish market, Joe Patti’s Seafood. If features a buffet of freshest fish and other delicacies from the sea. Joe Patti’s has been a Pensacola institution since the 1930′s. But for pure Pensacolians, they favored much and can’t get enough of the North Pensacola, considered the most refreshing neighborhood in the area, where other chain of restaurants, movie theatres, shopping malls, hospitals, and department stores are located. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of Pensacola (near the community of Warrington) and is home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Museum of Naval Aviation. The main campus of the University of West Florida is situated north of the city center.
While it may have been clear to you that you’ll be moving into an ideal neighborhood, still, of course, some fears are creeping in, which is understandable. As they say, change is inevitable, and the only permanent thing in this world. According to psychologists, apart from the death of a loved one, moving is considered as one of the most stressful and traumatic events that can happen in a person’s life. According to a report from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Facts for Families: Children and Family Moves, 1999), moving to a new community is “one of the most stress-producing events a family faces.” While the reasons for moving can be positive – such as the purchase of a house or a job promotion – settling into a new home, connecting to a new environment and recreating a home are almost always chaotic and stressful.
You should remember that more often than not, change can also be disguised as opportunities – for personal growth, open doors for new endeavors or work, increase in deep-rooted relationships or friendships, or just to be free from the harried or dull life you have right now. Here are a handful of tips to embrace changes differently, lest, your move in Pensacola real estate.
Study and research on about the location you desire to move in. You can either do it online, at the comforts of your own home, or better yet, go there yourself and gather enough information about the neighborhood. Talk to locals about the place and their lifestyle, the police about important information on safety and security, schools’ staff or administration about their academic programs and extracurricular activities intended for their students (if they have any), and even existing businesses or about the local economy.
To prevent any discomfort or inconvenience in your home buying and moving, you should communicate with your real estate agent, and the sellers as well, constantly and earnestly. Real estate agents are there to do their job, and that is, to offer you the house you want and need, while closely considering your allotted budget. On the other hand, most sellers have their own time frame as well when transaction or negotiation per buyer is concerned. That’s why you need to have all the papers and requirements for pre-approval filled up, completed, and evaluated by a lender before negotiating with the seller. An approved loan is highly commendable and that only means that you’re well-prepared for that purchase. Don’t strain yourself; allow your real estate agent to do his/her job, as you’re paying him, and that’s their niche – to offer their clients the house they want.
Experts say that concerns over children give a heavy burden and reluctance for parents when moving. It is at this time that you should pay more close attention to their feelings, rather than yours, as it may be harder for them. Inform them about your plans, and have them involved in the process of relocating – when driving around the town, or shopping for new fixtures or decorations in your new house, etc. Sit down with them and explain why you have to move, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’d be totally leaving behind their friends and families in that old neighborhood of yours. They can still communicate with them, now that there are many convenient means to do so. Have a moving party, so that they could formally yet in a fun way say adieu to their friends and families, along with yours, too, of course.
Moving can either be a disaster or an exciting experience. The fate of that change in your life lies in yours alone. Just the same, changes like moving can be embraced anew as a continuation to one of your life’s chapters.