Moving Guides: How to Choose the Best Location for Your Next Move

Thinking about moving? Here are a few tips for choosing the best area in your new community to buy your new home, from location to budget.

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Moving Guides: How to Choose the Best Location for Your Next Move

Posted by Gary Ashton on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 1:51pm.

Find the Perfect Location for Your New Home With These TipsMoving to a new home is a new chapter for all of us. It is not just a simple “I’ll do it tomorrow” process. Careful planning and many things are considered when one needs to move to a new place. Factoring in these considerations is crucial in making moving less stressful and more smooth. And one of the essential things to consider for your next move is the location of your new home. But how can you choose the best location for your next move?

Keep reading to find the answers to all your questions about choosing the location for your new home.

Consider the New Location's Proximity to Essentials

The location determines the community you associate yourself with. It also gives you a map of the places near your home.

  • Is it near public transport?
  • Can you reach the hospital easily?
  • What are the local schools?
  • Will you be able to do your groceries and shopping conveniently?

These are just a few that you need to consider when looking for the best location for your next move.

Aside from the essential places like hospitals and schools, you also need to think about the personally important spots to you.

  • Are there fun things to do nearby?
  • Are there childcare options in the neighborhood?

Be clear about your wants and needs, and this will help narrow down your location choices.

Think About the Space

Moving to a new home means you either have to decorate a new and larger area or throw away old things when downsizing. The space area will determine how comfortable you will be and how much stuff you can bring into your new place. Wherever you move, you need to avoid downsizing mistakes. Decluttering the right way conserves time and effort in packing for the move. It also prevents cramming your new home with items you don’t use very often.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Choosing the best location for your next move also means checking out your neighbors, especially in the best neighborhoods in Nashville. The people in a community speak a lot about the place. It can either make or break the deal.

Surrounding yourself with people you know makes moving much more manageable. You will feel more at ease knowing that the community you pick has friendly individuals with whom you can socialize and interact.

Make a Moving Budget and Stick To It

Money matters are also an important consideration. Can you afford to move to a different place or city? Moving to Texas when you’re from another state, for example, does not mean you only have to deal with a house selection. You need to have the budget to spare for the moving cost, the utilities to be paid in your new home, and even the taxes in that state. You also have to think about the cost of living in your new place. Do you have enough money for the food, gas, and healthcare costs?

Simultaneously, it is the same if you transfer from one city to another. Make sure that you do not go over the budget when moving, according to experts from Strong Move. Otherwise, you will find the moving process will be more complicated.

Keep an Eye on Trends in the House Market

The current pandemic turned everything into a rollercoaster ride, including real estate in Nashville. Some people tend to move without researching the local housing market and how much it can impact their present and future lives. One should be aware of the city’s real estate market or any other location they are transferring to.

Creating personalized home searches can be a helpful investigative tool.

A few pointers to help:

    • Check out the current home prices
    • See how long homes are staying on the market
    • Investigate short and long-term price trends
    • Keep up with rental places available and how much they cost

It won’t hurt to rent for a while until you feel that the market gives you a good deal to get a place of your own.

According to professionals at C&A Surveyors, checking out the house is not enough. Asking experts to survey the site gives you more in-depth knowledge of what you are being offered and what you can get from the place.

Scope Out the Job Opportunities

People mostly transfer to a different location because of a job. However, some people move for other reasons and only look for a job once they have settled in a new place. Though this may seem okay, it is not a good strategy. You might find yourself moving to a rural area that doesn’t have jobs in your industry. Or you may also be in a metropolitan city, where competitive industries can be hard to penetrate.

Before transferring to a new location, research and verify the job opportunities present. This will save you a lot of headaches in the future. Remember, you need a job to help pay for your moving fees and new cost of living.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

The #1 RE/MAX team in the World!

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