Tips for a Successful Out-of-State Moving Process, Part 1

Posted by Help Now on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 7:23am.

At Daybreak Living, we’re proud to provide a comprehensive real estate experience for all our clients. Not only will we assist you with locating the ideal community and home for sale to meet your every need and desire, our dedicated realtors will also work with you on moving through the varying steps of the homebuying process, ensuring you sidestep any pitfalls and check the appropriate boxes.

One particular group we’ve assisted with numerous such processes is those looking to move into one of our Daybreak villages from out-of-state. Moving from another state can present a few additional challenges on top of the normal needs that come with a major home move, but our real estate agents are here to work with you throughout this process. This two-part blog will go over several tips we can offer on making your out-of-state move as smooth and simple as possible.

tips out-of-state moving process

Early Research

As early as is reasonable, begin gathering information and learning more about your new location to prepare for the move. Subscribe to local publications and look for social media groups, some of which may be in place specifically for people in your position.

One major theme for many potential buyers to consider during this research period: Schools. The reasons here are relatively obvious for those with school-aged children, but even those without any kids should realize that nearby schools have a major impact on property values and even entire neighborhoods.

Budgeting Themes

Now is also a good time to at least begin thinking about budgeting, at least with regard to the move itself. Moves from another state will come with a significant cost in most cases, particularly if you hire professional movers to assist you with the job. Take some time to lay out a basic budget here – one that’s totally separate from any down payment or mortgage funds, which we’ll discuss momentarily.

Visits and Alternatives

If it’s reasonable from a cost and timing perspective, many who are moving to a new state will take at least one visit to the new location to get a feel for it and perhaps house-hunt in person. Our agents are thrilled to meet with those taking a trip to our state and considering some of our homes for sale, helping give you a full picture of any of our communities.

If a visit to your new location isn’t realistic, modern technology offers several decent alternatives. Google Maps, for instance, offers specific view formats that allow you to actually see the entire property at the street or overhead level, taking a virtual walk around a potential home. Tools like Zillow and others, in addition, will offer detailed images and possibly even video from inside the home.

Mortgage Loans

Also be sure to make time during this process to consider a mortgage lender and acquiring a quality home loan. This is the largest financial commitment you’ll make during this process, and it may define your budget for other areas of the process, including your move. If possible, look for a lender that operates in both your current state and the one you’re moving to, as this may simplify a few areas of the process.

For more on planning a successful out-of-state move, or to learn about any of our homes for sale or real estate services, speak to the staff at Daybreak Living today.

About the Author:

Utah Dave - Neighborhood ExpertUtah Dave - Daybreak Neighboorhood Expert and Local Resident

My friends nicknamed me Utah Dave in high school because they said it didn't matter where we went in Utah, I would know how to get there and who we needed to talk to. The name sticks today as UtahDave has formed into a professional real estate network of Neighborhood Experts all across the state. I live in Daybreak with my wife and 4 amazing children. I enjoy dancing (which is how I met my wife Dawn) as well as traveling, coaching, and learning.

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