The number of people looking to relocate to the upper blue mountains from the inner west is increasing every week. Karen Lister talks about the difference in peoples needs and wants when moving to a new area. Karen suggests people do their homework and make a decision about what they are really looking for. Every village offers something different, some people want to be in the thick of it where others are happy with a remote location. Write a list, what are the deal breakers and what are you prepared to compromise on? Do you need to be within walking distance to transport and schools? Community forums are gaining in popularity assisting people to get opinions from residents already living in the area. It can be a costly mistake if you haven’t done your research.