Some Things To Consider When Moving Out of State

Some things to consider when moving out of state.

Understanding your “why” will impact where, when, and how you relocate. You might be moving to be closer to family members or take on a new professional position. If you live in an area of a high cost of living, you may be looking to relocate somewhere your money will stretch further. Or you may just want to retire on the coast, so you can dip your feet in the ocean each morning.

There are other logistical reasons to move as well. You might need to downsize for retirement, and may prefer to do so near a city with warmer weather. You might be moving for health reasons, so that you can get access to better care. Once you’ve defined “why” you’re relocating, the other parts will fall into place.

Where are you moving?

No matter what attracts you to a new state, you’ll want to consider how each aspect of your life will be impacted by the move. Consider the following features of your new location before you make any plans to sell your current home.

Weather

Consider the climate of your new state compared to what you’re used to. For example, if you’re retired, you might be concerned about cold climates for health reasons. It’s also crucial to know natural disasters that occur in different areas. While Florida is a beach destination, hurricanes are a reality of life in the Sunshine State. Do your research and know what you’re getting yourself into before committing to a big move.

Cost of living

People living in higher priced areas may opt to move to a place where they can stretch their money further. A cheaper house could free up more money for other activities or stretch retirement further.

Housing is a major expense, but it’s not the only cost to consider. You’ll also want to look into things like healthcare prices, childcare costs, transportation, and food. Use a cost of living calculator to compare your current city to your new one. If you’re facing higher costs, you’ll need to reevaluate your budget and implement changes in your spending to cope.

Tax implications

Another factor related to the cost of living is your tax situation. Research the tax burden you’ll have in your new state. You might get a break if you move to a state that doesn’t collect income tax, or you could get slammed with higher property taxes. For example Texas has notoriously high property taxes, yet it also has no state income tax. You’ll need to weigh things like this because it can greatly impact your budgeting. Consider consulting with a CPA as you evaluate the tax repercussions of a move.

 

If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of selling your property, don’t wait. Contact Homeinc today to speak with a real estate expert who can guide you through the process. Visit our website or call us to get started and take advantage of the current market conditions to achieve the best possible outcome for your sale.

 

By: Lindsay Frankel

Thomas has been working in real estate for over two years and has been a valued Homeinc advisor for the past year. Thomas is the best of the best when it comes to helping customers achieve their goals. He loves his coworkers and the dynamic work environment at Homeinc. In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time with his fiancé, raising fruit trees and exploring new places. We are so glad that he joined the team this year!!

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