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Tips For Moving Out Of State

Oct 21, 2017 | Able Moving, General Moving Information, Tips and Advice

-Questions You Should Ask About Your New Location –

Able Moving & Storage enjoys helping our customers gather information that is related to the moving process. We have some special tips for you if you are planning on moving out of state anytime soon. It is always wise to ask questions and do your research before you plan to move to your new location to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Most people will want to avoid any unexpected circumstances, if at all possible.

  1. How’s the weather?

Weather plays an important role in our daily lives, and it can be very limiting or even dangerous if high temperatures, flooding, snowstorms, hurricanes, or tornados are common in the area. If you are looking to move somewhere that routinely experiences extreme weather conditions, be sure your new home is designed to withstand the weather, and pack accordingly. Having supplies available in an emergency can protect you from harm. If the area you are planning to move to rarely gets bad weather, you are in luck!

      2. What kinds of outdoor activities are available?

If you enjoy outdoor sports and activities, you can look up information online about the closest locations in your new hometown that are available to experience these activities. Do you enjoy horseback riding, rafting, golf, boating, or fishing? Whatever activities you enjoy the most, be sure that the area you choose to move to has nearby activities to satisfy your needs for outdoor fun.

      3. What level of crime is in your new city?

By analyzing crime statistics, you can get a good feel for what to expect in your new location. If higher crime rates are present, think about investing in good quality home security systems, motion detectors, cameras, and even consider taking some self-defense classes.

      4. How are the schools rated?

When you research nearby schools, you will have a good idea of the quality of the surrounding neighborhoods overall, as schools that are rated higher tend to have homes with higher values surrounding them, as well as less crime.

      5. Is the area pet-friendly?

If you have dogs, you may want to research nearby dog parks and beaches. If you have horses, you may want to see if there are nearby horse trails and showgrounds in the city you are thinking of moving to.

      6. What are the average home values?

Researching home values is an important step when planning to move. By viewing trending data, you can see whether home values are increasing or decreasing within certain cities. This can be an important factor when planning on a place to move, since you will be investing your money in a home or living space, and you want to get a positive return if you decide to relocate again in the future.

By analyzing crime statistics, you can get a good feel for what to expect in your new location. If higher crime rates are present, think about investing in good quality home security systems, motion detectors, cameras, and even consider taking some self-defense classes.

By asking the questions outlined above, you will have a better feel of what to expect from your new living location, and by knowing the answers, you may even change your mind about where you ultimately decide to move.