Before the Move: Tips for Buying a New Home
There are things that no one really thinks about when it comes to buying a new home. Granted, most people have their bases covered in terms of finances and credit and the like, but we’re talking the little things, especially if you’re going to be starting a family. Most people that use household moving services are moving with their spouse and their kids and their pets and all the baggage and luggage that comes with them. If you have the money to buy a new home and afford household goods transportation services, chances are you have options in terms of where you’re going to move to and what type of neighborhood that you want to live in, and that’s sort of our first tip, free of charge: make sure that the neighborhood that you’re moving to is actually one that you want to live in. Check out city-data.com; it gives great breakdowns for different cities based on neighborhoods and can give you a great idea as to the actual crime rates per neighborhood, school districts, distance to entertainment and shopping, and a whole lot more.
That’s something else you want to keep in mind: the schools. As mentioned, the majority of people that utilize nationwide household moving services are moving with their family, including their kids, and this next part is geared toward that demographic, regardless of whether you have young children or older ones. School plays an important role in a child’s development, and as a writer with children myself, having a good, safe school to send them to every day is a real godsend. Research the school district that the neighborhood you plan to move to is located in and see how they stack up in comparison to some other places that you’re thinking of. Good schools are an easy thing to look up; if you have high-schoolers, check out graduation rates and other statistics that can give you a sense of scholastic competence on behalf of the school.
These are just some of the things that we’ll be talking about in this new blog series. In future installments we’ll discuss things such as what to look for when buying a house, what things you can do to ensure you get the right buy for your family, finding good housing on a budget, apartment living vs. single-home living, and much more. If you’re interested in getting some free household moving quotes, you can fill out our free online quote request form on this page, as well as peruse our helpful articles dedicated to household moving services. If you’re moving and also need auto transport quotes, you can fill out the form to the left and simply mark that you’re moving in the box provided on the second page. For questions or concerns, or help navigating any of the quote forms or the website in general, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent today.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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