Tips for Finding the Right Home Part III
Moving, basically, sucks. Finding the right household goods moving company is a challenge, packing everything up and getting rid of stuff you don’t need takes time and energy, and the whole process is expensive. But at the same time, you can’t get from one home to another without doing all that stuff, so we do it anyway. Finding the right moving company is one thing, but before you even get to that step you need to find the right home. Whether you’re moving across town, across state or across the country, finding the right home ensures that you can achieve the happiness that you are looking for through a comfortable place to call your own. If you’re reading our blog for the first time, we recommend reading Part I and Part II to get even more tips for finding the right home for you.
Homes are expensive to buy. They are investments, and purchasing the right home takes a lot more than a quick inspection and a conversation or two with a realtor. You want to make sure that you have a good idea of the neighborhood you’re moving into, and knowing as much as you can is important – after all, you’ll likely be spending quite a bit for household goods moving services, and you want to make sure that you have everything in place before dropping that kind of cash. We highly recommend that you research surrounding property values to get an idea of where your home sits in that regard. Is it about average for the neighborhood? Above or below? These can affect how much you pay, and also how much you can earn in equity should you actively improve the value of the land you own, which can help you pay off mortgages faster and give you more cash to burn.
Another thing you want to research is whether or not the local homeowners association is active or not – or whether one even exists at all. Neighborhoods with active HA’s tend to have rules and regulations that can change from neighborhood to neighborhood and cover a lot of different territory ranging from normal things such as noise-level curfews to things like grass height and how long you can have your trash bin on the curb. While HA’s can help improve property values by setting rules regarding keeping the lawns clean and well-kept, they can also be a pain if your community leaders aren’t the most proactive or understanding. Do some research into homeowners associations during your search for your next home and get acquainted with the neighborhood before even stepping foot in it. Homeowners associations can also block large household goods moving trucks from reaching the home in the first place, so you may want to look into that as well.
If you’re looking to move and need to find a household goods moving company, take a minute and fill out our free online household goods moving quote request form on our Household Moving Articles page. The quote form there is a dedicated household goods moving quote request form and will net you multiple free household moving quotes from top shippers within about an hour. If you’re looking to also ship a vehicle, you can actually get quotes for both household goods moving and auto transport services by filling out our free online car transport quote request form on our homepage. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you’ll receive or just want to speak to one of our live agents, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417.