Melting down over moving home? With the best will in the world, it can be a stressful time. But there’s a golden lining – the experience actually improves your memory, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of New Hampshire. We also look at the benefits to why investing in a second property here in the UK as a lifestyle choice makes a lot of sense.
People move house an average of five times during their lives – and countless polls and studies have shown it’s one of the most stressful human experiences, right up there with divorce. But, according to experts all that stress can have a positive benefit.
This comes in the shape of the ‘relocation bump’ that occurs when home movers’ brains are stimulated by their new environment, meaning they recall twice as many experiences around the time of the move as in their normal day-to-day lives.
Although here at Tingdene Lifestyle we make all property transactions as pain-free as possible, says Benjamin Race ( Group Marketing & Sales Manager ) “So this study is really exciting news and shows there are lots of benefits to the moving process & the process of having a second home to move into.
Above: A leasehold holiday property in North Norfolk overlooking the coast with direct beach access.
The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, focused on 1,100 participants aged 65 and over who were each asked to recall five memorable experiences that happened between the ages of 40 and 60 and to describe the emotions around them. In the cases of the 149 people who’d changed homes during that period, 26% of the life experiences they accurately remembered occurred around the time of the move.
The report concluded: “Previous research has focused on the negative effects of relocation but the current findings suggest that transitions could have a positive effect on autobiographical memory.”
The ‘relocation bump’, researchers say, relates the effect to that of people vividly remembering the days of their youth, as every experience is new to them. As someone ages, although most of their experiences are repeated, major life changes like relocating, stir the brain.
Why invest in a second holiday property?
- No chain
- Get moved in quickly
- Lifestyle benefits for you and your family
- Owners only events and community
- Owners privelege card - gain discounts across the UK
- Earn an income with our managed letting scheme
- We pay you by BACS every month for any letting monies
- Great investment up to 14% R.O.I
- No stress with planes, passports or ferry-ports
- Many of our parks are open all year
- Fully managed parks and facilities
- Leasehold with long leases
- Guaranteed finance ( subject to a minimum deposit criteria )
- Once you set up your holiday when you return everything is where you left it, ready for you to relax
- Gain access to spas & leisure clubs
- Simple process from start to finish
“There are many good reasons for moving & owning a second holiday property but this is definitely another,” says Benjamin. “If you’re considering buying a holiday property, email us at email@example.com for a free info pack. With 40+ years as a company of improving lifestyles we are here to help you.
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