Monday, June 25, 2012

Moving Cross-Country

Moving on Monday

Moving from one town to another can be difficult.  But moving cross-country is even more difficult.  Neighborhoods are unfamiliar, climates are different, restaurants and stores are all new.  So what can you do to make the move easier on everyone?

·         Research your new neighborhood.  What are the schools like?  Would your place of worship be nearby?  What stores are in the area? What is the demographic—young, old, children?

·         What is the cost of living in your new neighborhood?  Can you afford gas, utilities, food and clothing in addition to housing?

·         Hire a relocation expert to assist in the process.   They can help you find your way around your new neighborhood.  The cost will be worth it in the end.

·         Find the right movers.  Make sure they are insured.  Negotiate their terms if you can.  Also, check your homeowner's insurance to see what they cover that the movers may not.

·         Negotiate with your employer to purchase your home if it doesn't sell before you have to move.

Here's to a smooth move!

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