Just Do It
Despite the ongoing slide of the Sydney home market, dwellings are still being bought, built and sold, and people will always be moving, changing, upsizing and downsizing for every reason under the sun.
Even though most dwellings are worth less than they were 12 months ago it is important to note that this is no reason to put life on hold. For example, in inevitabilities like career changes or impending births, price and profit are not the highest priorities, but finding the right place within the window of opportunity is. Acting on opportunities can be important for our progress through life, and whether you buy or sell at the optimum time to profit can be irrelevant when it comes to beginning new phases in love, life or work.
The ABC recently posted an article that included a definition of the German word torschlusspanik (pronounced torshless-panic). Reportedly this word summarises the feeling of missing out on a life goal or opportunity (not to be confused with FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – which tends to be more ephemeral fads and the like). Most people know the feeling, ‘oh, if only I had ___ when I had the opportunity’. Sometimes change is forced onto us, and sometimes it’s available for a short period. When we miss out, we know it after the fact.