7 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Making the Decision to RELOCATE.
No matter what are the reasons you are considering this kind of move, these 7 Questions can help make the Decision!
Number 1: Can I afford it?
I’m sure this seems like an obvious thing to consider, but a big move can be overwhelming financially. Also you need to account for last-minute expenses that will likely crop up, and you want to make sure you have enough saved up to more than exceed what you think you’ll need.
No one needs stress like a flat tire as you’re driving to your new city, but you spend every penny just to pay the movers or turn on the electricity at the new home.
Number 2: Are there friends or family who live near my new location? Relocating can be a very isolating and lonely experience at first. If the thought of leaving your closest friends or family makes your stomach queasy, this may not be the right time for a relocation.
Number 3: What is the job market like there? Because even if you are transferring, you need to be prepared for the worse, nothing is 100% for sure.Do your research first, and make sure you have a job or savings to use before you move. Knowing culture and job markets can affects when you choose to move.
Number 4: Is it worth relocating for my job? This one has to do with the cost of living. The cost of living varies from state to state and the area in the state. Be sure to research salary expectations for comparable positions wherever you are thinking of moving to. Actually knowing such information as to how much local groceries are, average rent/mortgages, gas, taxes, etc. can help you negotiate the right salary to have the same living standards.
Number 5: When is the best time of year to move? This may seem like a silly thing to consider, but in different cities or housing markets, rent can actually fluctuate based on the time of year. Another consideration is the weather where you are moving from vs where you are moving to.
Number 6: What is the real estate market like in the new locations – and where are the “good” neighborhoods? If you’re used to paying say $750 for rent, but the same type of place you live in now for $1250, you definitely want to know that upfront. Consider finding a realtor in the new area to connect with. They can help direct you to whatever you are looking for. In addition, there are usually lots of companies who specifically help people relocate and can answer questions about where you are moving to.
Number 7: Is the culture of the city a good fit for me–and could I actually be happy there? The same when you choose a new home, you want to walk in and FEEL that it’s home, you want to make sure the new city feels like home too. Different cities all have different vibes, and you want to make sure it’s a good fit for you and your personality.
I hope those 7 questions help you in considering whether or not to move.
Thanks so much for tuning in!
And If you’re looking to relocate to or out of Brickell Miami or the nearby area, please reach out, so I can help make this process as smooth as possible for you and your family.
I’m Violeta Marinova with MIAMIbyVi Homes & eXp Realty where we make this process simple.
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