Moving out of state is hard, so follow these steps to make it much easier.
Are you planning on moving out of state? Whether you’re going, this can be a daunting process. There are a lot of things to consider, but don’t worry—I’m here to help. Today, I’m here with a list of things you should consider so you can be prepared for the best possible move.
First, it’s crucial to research the area you’re moving to. Look into the climate, cost of living, housing options, and education options if you have kids. This research will give you a better understanding of what to expect when you arrive.
If you’re unsure about whether to rent or buy, consider renting in the new area for a bit to get to know the neighborhood better. Alternatively, if you do decide to buy right away, having the right agent can make a huge difference. They can ask you questions about your goals and needs to connect you with areas that you may not have otherwise considered.
“Start planning your move as early as possible.”
You’ll also need to decide whether to sell your current home or keep it as a rental. The latter can be a good idea if you want to be a landlord or if you’re not sure this move is right. Still, having a good property manager to manage the property when you’re far away can be challenging. Plus, don’t forget about primary residence capital gains. If you don’t live in the home for at least two out of the last five years, you may lose $250,000 to $500,000.
In addition, choosing the right moving company is critical to ensuring that your move goes smoothly. Look for a company with experience and good reviews, and make sure to get everything they promise in writing. Also, don’t forget to check their license and insurance.
Finally, plan your move ahead of time. The earlier you start planning your move, the better. Create a timeline of what needs to be done, including packing, hiring movers, and updating your address. Be sure to allow enough time for unexpected delays.
Moving out of state may seem daunting, but with the right planning, it can be a smooth and easy process. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! You can call or email me anytime, and I would be happy to hear from you.