Things You Need to Know When Moving to a New StateBy Angela Smith, Communications Manager
November 18, 2021
If you’re thinking of making the move to a new state, here are some things you’ll need to look into.
People in urban areas are fleeing their populated cities and
states and moving
to more rural areas of the country more than ever. Whether they are
escaping higher costs of living, moving closer to family, or taking a better
job opportunity, moving can be a stressful time no matter what the reason.
Especially if you’re moving to a different state.
If you’re thinking of moving to a new state, here are some things
you’ll need to look into.
Cost of living. It’s
no secret that the real estate market is booming right now in most parts of the
United States. But how are home prices in your new city? Will you have to rent?
If so, what is the average cost to rent? Also, what are the prices of gas, food
Income and property
taxes. Some states have no income or property taxes while some have
incredibly high tax rates. Make sure you know what you’re getting into
beforehand so you can budget accordingly.
Most of us need a job to pay our bills and survive. Make sure you look into the
job market in your new location and start applying early. It could take months
to secure a job, especially in a new state.
you move somewhere new, you’ll need to find a new doctor, dentist and eye doctor.
Insurance companies differ by state depending on the kind of coverage and the
price. It is important to research the quality of healthcare and average prices
before you move.
are the school districts in your new town/city? Is there higher education
opportunities nearby? This is especially important if you have children or plan
Culture. Does the
location you’re looking into have the nightlife you want? A variety of
restaurants? Sporting events? These are all important factors.
If you’ve done your research and are ready to move, contact
one of our rural/small-town real estate specialists at United Country Real Estate
who can help you navigate through the process. Visit www.UnitedCountry.com to learn more.