Getting Started: Relocating

Whether you’re moving for a job, school, or just a change of scenery buying a house in a new town can be a challenge. The good news? There are some things you can do to make it a little easier.

How do I sell my house quickly?

Your first step is to find a real estate agent, broker, or a Realtor. They’ll be able to advise you on a price you can live with that will help move things along, set expectations for how active the market is, and bring prospective buyers to your house. If you’re moving for work, you should also ask if your employer can help you sell your home.

How do I find a new house in a new town?

The best way to buy a house in a new town is to actually take a trip there and explore some different neighborhoods. Consider your nice to have, must-haves, and deal breakers and share that list with your real estate agent. Take some time to walk and drive around the neighborhood before you decide if it’s the right fit for you. When you’re deciding what you can afford, you should also consider the difference in cost of living between your new town and your old one.

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How do I adjust to the move?

A new town is a big adjustment. Start with trying to get to know your neighbors—they’ll also be able to help you find the best repair people in town and give you tips on your new city. Once you're settled, finding things to do in your new town—it’s a great way to make friends. Finally, don’t forget to stay in touch with the friends and family you left behind!

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