You're in a rut. Every day of your life you do the same thing, so much so that you're starting to think you're starring in your own version of Groundhog Day. You flip through issues of AFAR magazine or scour the Internet for apartments in other cities, maybe even cities you've never considered going to before. You need a change of scenery, but you're just not sure where to begin.
“I always suggest writing down a list of what ‘ideal’ features you want your home to have,” realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, April Kozlowski Palomino, tells Bustle. “Then decide which items are absolute must haves and which items would be nice but not necessary or of great importance if the home didn't have it. This will make your shopping a more seamless and less frustrating experience.”
Once you've decided what you want, the next step is to figure out where you want it, if you can afford it, and if you're even ready to make that move. While you can sometimes wiggle your way out of year-long lease by having to pay fee, do you really want to be that person? Instead, don't you want to be that person who jumps into a new city and never looks back? If yes, then here are seven ways to know you're ready to move to a new city.