In recent years moving from the Bay Area was just a luxury people would have if they were retiring. But in recent months moving from the Bay Area is now not just for the few but possible for many who can now work remotely. But it can still seem like a vortex of questions, concerns and the unknown. It can be paralyzing to most and exhilarating to only the most transient of us. I often use the analogy of “letting go of the deep end of the pool”. The safety of hanging on to the side of the swimming pool feels good and letting go seems unimaginable if you don’t know how to swim. You won’t know the beauty of swimming however if you play it safe.
So, how do people finally make the decision to move is always interesting to me. If you can keep your same job and work in a place that has a lower cost of living then what would be the dilemma? If you didn’t have to work at all, then to me it would make sense to make your money last even longer by creating a lower expenditure each month. And what if moving to a lower cost of living area allowed you a bigger, better home AND you were close enough to the Bay Area to visit, then maybe moving wouldn’t seem so risky. Maybe moving would allow you some comforts you didn’t think were possible. If only you could just know it was a good decision or experience a test run before you packed up your things like the Beverly Hillbillies.
Well, here is what you can expect and I will get to the test run in a bit… The areas to consider are Sacramento and the foothill communities such as Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and more. Here you can find a host of fun things to do and housing prices you just can’t imagine. I know because I used to be a Realtor in San Jose. But don’t take my word for it, check out this video of Auburn for instance and visualize what it would feel like for you to enjoy an amazing area. I have videos of many of the foothill communities much like the one you just watched. And I would love to share them with you. Just comment on this blog of an area you are interested in and I will share another on my next blog.
Now, for that test run I mentioned…I have a team of agents who would be happy to do a real estate tour which would show you the area you are interested in ,as well as, homes that fit the criteria you desire. Knowledge is power and the only way I know how to help you is to give you a feel of what you you need to know if moving from the Bay Area and what that life could look like. I do that by providing you tours, testimonials, lists of things to consider and my own personal experience. I let go of the deep end of the pool 15 years ago and I have never regretted that decision. In fact, it changed my life more than I could ever imagine. And that is why I like helping people make choices that can really make the difference.
Reach out and contact me to answer any specific questions or to line up a real estate tour. Whether it is now or in the near future at some point it will always feel like a leap of faith. Let me help you take the next steps in making an unknown less scary and make it easier to let go of the side of the pool and enjoy a refreshing swim.