5 Tips for Moving to a New City

Jun 05, 2017
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Moving to a new city gives you a mixed feel. You leave behind the old and familiar, and move to a new and unfamiliar place. It is usually a result of a life-changing decision like marriage or a new job. Once the decision and the city are finalized, there are a few things you need to look at carefully for a happy transition.

The House Selected

Well before moving in, you need to be sure of the place you are going to call home for the next few years. Check how old it is and if it has any problems like leaks, breakages etc. Above all, make sure that the paperwork for the house is done impeccably by your realtor – including your lease, police verification and other government clearances.

The Locality Around

Based on your budget, do give regards to the area you will stay in. Is the locality a gated community? If you are moving to an independent house, are there other houses in proximity? Even within a city, different localities have different safety and socio-economic levels. You may have to visit prospective areas more than once before moving.

The Commute Options

You may have to rethink your first choice for home if the commute will be an issue. Use online maps to see how far the offices of you and your spouse are. Is public commute easily available? This includes metro, taxi and buses. If applicable, you must also think how easily your kids will get to school.

The Nearby Facilities

Facilities near your new home include nearest emergency service, shops and convenience stores. Facilities also include handyman services, car repair stations etc. The thumb rule suggests that the closer you are to such amenities, the costlier the locality becomes. However, it also indicates a less remote area.

The Moving Itself

When you actually start the moving process, you have to check which movers and packers you choose. Selecting a good partner will make your transition smooth and setting up at your new home will be easy. If your moving partner does not turn out to be good, you are looking at broken or missing valuables, insurance claims and in worst cases, a lengthy legal battle.

Whatever the reason be for you to change cities, you are in essence, moving your entire world. You will go through a mélange of emotions during and after the move. Do adequate planning and you will come out smiling after the whole ordeal.

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