Home How to Decide Where to Move when Looking to Buy
November 4, 2016
Are you looking to relocate? Are you trying to decide where to move? Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking to relocate.
Proximity to Friends and Family
How close are friends and family to your new location? If you’re moving to a brand new area, having a friend or family member close might be important. If you have kids, how close are the grandparents? Some people want to start a whole new life where they know no one. If that’s you, go for it, just be sure you understand what you’re getting yourself into. Decide what’s important to you.
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Relocating includes sacrifices. You may have to give up the small town environment or the 10 minute commute to work. Understand these sacrifices upfront and make sure that you’re willing to make them. Try to picture what your life will be like day-to-day in this new location. Is there anything you’d wish you had? Will you have to sacrifice -30 degrees in the winter for 110 degrees in the summer? Consider what it’s like to live in the location as well.
While looking at what you have to sacrifice is important, it’s also important to look at the new opportunities. You may be sacrificing a 10 minute commute for a 30 minute commute, but does the job offer a substantially larger paycheck? Balance the pros and cons of moving to the new location and make sure that you’d be OK with each of the changes.
Cost of Living
This is an important area to look at. How much will it cost you day-to-day to live? Will your new job provide enough for that? Go through and make a mock budget of how much it would cost you each month to live in that area. Is it realistic?
Type of Community
When looking for a home, pick a community that will fit your lifestyle. Are you looking for a large community with a lot of culture and different entertainment options? Look at the schools, the cultural influence and the different things the community offers. Is it a family-friendly community? Think about what you want and make sure to find something that will fit your lifestyle. Maybe go check out the area before you actually buy!
There are many things to consider when you’re relocating, but these few things should help give you a good start. If you’re ready to BUY or SELL a home, CALL/TEXT us! 480-415-5233!
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