Monday April 21, 2014
Tips To A Successful Move
1) Be sure to check out the area you are considering moving to.
While many apartments and neighborhoods may appear to be a great deal on first impression, it's best to check out the area also at night, as well as check online for school ratings and home prices. Your move should be smooth and hassle-free. When you do move, you will need to calculate exactly how much it will cost to hire movers. Movers typically hire by the hour so it's best to shop around before you commit. Look for a company that has a good reputation and offers insurance. Additionally, it would be wise to check out exactly how much a move will cost based on national averages. An average cost of moving from one state to another can range anywhere from $500.00 to $1000.00. Depending on your situation it may be more or less. Moving companies also have additional services like packing materials which will cost you additional fees. Check out this link for helpful information on moving costs. http://home.costhelper.com/moving-truck-rental.html
2) Know the total expenses of your move!
This is extremely important especially if you are planning on purchasing a new home. We all know it costs money for down payments, utilities and other necessities. However, buying a new home shouldn't break the bank and if you have a plan it won't. While traveling to your new home may cost a pretty penny, there are some things you can do to save money. Check out this link for calculating your move within the U.S. http://www.mymovingreviews.com/moving-cost-estimator.php
3) When buying your new home, make sure you research your new location!
Find out how the job market is faring in the particular area you are moving to. In times of difficult times, economic conditions change dramatically. Home prices may be inexpensive however if the economy is suffering, it may be difficult to afford even the cheapest of properties.
4) Check reviews of movers!
Sure, some reviews you read may be somewhat biased, but the majority of reviews should be fairly accurate. Most moving companies have either a review page on their website for potential clients to check out. If the company doesn't have a page solely designed for reviews, be sure to look on Yelp.com to see if the company is listed.
5) Take advantage of any promotions of special offers movers have available.
Don't hesitate to ask for deals on different moving packages. In tough times, many companies will offer potential customers specials on rates. You can save a lot of cost on moving expenses by simply shopping around for deals from movers. Take advantage of them!
These are just a few basic tips for you that may help you make your move a bit easier. When purchasing a new home, moving costs are just the tip of the iceberg of possible expenses. Thankfully, much of your moving expenses can be figured out by using some online expense tools.
Additionally, when purchasing your new home you should research extensively not only the moving cost, but the economic and safety conditions of your new neighborhood. Be sure to check out moving companies and get a free quote prior to committing to allowing a company to help you move. Check out this checklist link to get your move off to a smooth start! http://www.mymove.com/checklist.html