Many factors can create a need to relocate. Whether your job has changed, a major life event is causing you to need to be closer to family, or you simply are looking for some new scenery, a relocation can take a great deal of planning. Here are some tips to make relocating to a new place a breeze:
Research the new area – Once you have decided where you are relocating, research the area to determine as much information as possible. If you’re moving to a different state or region of the country, you’ll want to know which neighborhoods you are interested in living in, what to expect from the weather, and the cost of living. Additionally, you will want to become familiar with local laws to ensure all address change procedures are completed in a timely manner.
Find the right home – When you have chosen an area that you like, begin to identify where schools, grocery stores and other amenities are located. These factors will likely play a large role in where you look for homes. You will also want to determine what features are important to you in a home. As your mortgage planner, I am happy to recommend you to one of my trusted real estate partners who can assist you in finding the home of your dreams.
Create a timeline – Collect a list of all the things that need to be done for you to successfully relocate. Then determine deadlines for completion. Prioritize your tasks based on importance, difficulty and urgency. To view a great interactive moving checklist, click here.
Set a moving budget – When creating a budget for your relocation, begin by assessing your finances and determining what type of moving assistance is possible for you. When creating your budget, make sure to include things such as packing materials and travel costs. For tips on how to create a moving budget, click here.
Learn more here about planning for a relocation. I have many trusted industry professionals who I can connect you with to assist with your relocation. I would also love to help you determine your financing options on your new home. Call me today to discuss.