Darin and Christina Cunningham | Re/Max Elite
278 Franklin Road Suite 190 | Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: 615.661.4400 | Fax: 615.661.4115
Christina: 615.394.4168 | Darin: 615.456.4086

Step by Step Guide For Relocating to Nashville

Relocating to a new city can be a challenging task. You may have to make a few trips to the new city to find out exactly where you want to live as well as getting to know the place. Sometimes, this might not happen as our lives are busy and resources are limited. That is why we have come up with this guide to help you through the relocation to Austin process.

Step 1: Research the neighborhoods

Are you moving to Austin with the flexibility to choose where you want to live or you are moving with a company or for a job you have already secured? Moving for a job means you may not want to be too far away from your job so your commute won’t be too bad.  This involves learning a bit about the routes to your job and how much traffic there will be during your commute.

Hopefully you can find a neighborhood that is not too far away from your work that meets some of your other criteria also.

Step 2: Get in touch with an Austin realtor

No one knows the Austin market better than a local Austin realtor. An Austin realtor can save you a lot of time and some money. The realtor helps you narrow down your search. With a realtor, you won’t have to send a lot of time driving to Austin and searching for a place. The Austin realtor knows the neighborhoods and once you describe your preferences, the realtor guides you to the best locations.

Step 3: Get pre-approved for a mortgage

This is a crucial step and some people miss it. Ask you realtor to recommend a good mortgage broker. Finding a good mortgage broker and getting pre-approved helps you know how much you can afford and helps you find a place that is a good financial fit for you.

Step 4: Prioritize your housing needs and narrow down Austin neighborhoods

You know exactly what you are looking for. Prioritize your wants and needs and start narrowing down areas. Get the real estate agent to help you narrow down the neighborhoods that best suit you. Start with the neighborhoods that you like most and move down from there. Its good a good idea to make a list of your top five neighborhoods.

Step 5: Schedule a scouting trip to Austin

You now have a good idea about the area that works best for you. It’s time to check things out in person. The goal here is to rule in or out neighborhoods. Drive through each neighborhood keeping in mind the price of the houses and the quality of the neighborhoods and decide which neighborhoods to keep and which to drop.

Step 6: Find a house and move

You have now finalized the list of your favorite neighborhoods and taken a trip through Austin. It’s now time to find a house and move. Find a house within your price range with the help of a good Austin realtor and if it feels right, pull the trigger.

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