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          After you have made the important decision to move your family, the next important decision will be where to move them to. There are several things that need to be considered when looking for a new neighborhood to move to. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind when searching for your new home:


  • •Establish priorities. Is there anything you absolutely cannot live without being close by? Shopping malls, parks, grocery stores and doctors offices are all things to check for when searching for a new location to move your family.

  • •Neighbors. What type of neighborhood do you want to live in? Do you want to live in a neighborhood where most people generally keep to themselves or do you want to live somewhere where the neighbors have block parties and invite each other over for dinner? A good way to find these things out is to ask around. Do you want to live in an area with a lot of children?  If you are looking into a neighborhood and you see someone walking a dog or riding their bike, stop them and ask questions. It will be of great advantage to you to know what kind of neighborhood you are moving into.

  • •If you have children, you will want to make sure the home you are purchasing is in a neighborhood that has a good schooling system. It is extremely important to check on the schools before moving in to the neighborhood. Once you make the move there is no turning back! Call the school to set up a meeting with an administrator in order to ask questions and get information regarding the schools performance. You can never be too informed when it comes to your child’s education.

  • •Taxes. Check the neighborhood’s tax information and requirements. Check property taxes, as well as income tax, in order to be completely prepared for what lies ahead regarding tax responsibilities.

  • •Check local crime statistics. Using the internet may be the best way to find out information on the community’s crime statistics. Once you have done a Google search, and you have some information in hand, it is then a good idea to call the local police station with any other questions or concerns. It is not possible to avoid crime entirely, but being aware and knowledgeable before moving is one way to feel safe in the neighborhood you choose to move to.

  • •Check for future development. If you are moving somewhere with hope that the location will remain rural and not be built up, you should contact the city’s local administration office. They should be able to let you know if there are any strip malls or major businesses planning on moving to or building in the community any time soon.

 

When it comes to searching for the perfect neighborhood for your family, you can never be too informed. By remembering these few tips, you can feel secure that you made the best possible decision for your family.