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Moving Out of State: How to Research Your New Home's Location

by Sally Masters, P.A. 05/01/2022

Buying a home in another state can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to begin your search. How do you know where you want to live if you’ve never been there before? Luckily, there are some excellent ways you can make the process easier through careful research. Here are the main things you’ll want to research about your new home location:

Cost of Living

It’s crucial to understand the cost of living in a new community before you get too deep into a home search. While the home itself might be easily affordable, other factors like utilities, taxes and mortgage rates in the area might make it a more expensive place to live than where you are now. Even if it’s comparable, the best thing you can do is research these costs ahead of your job search so that you know what to expect.

Job Prospects

If you don’t have a new job prompting you to move to a new state, finding employment is likely at the top of your to-do list. Studying your new city and area’s industry activity and job market as early as possible will help you get a competitive edge. Some things to ask yourself during your research might be: how in-demand is your current specialty in this area? What about those of your family members or housemates?

Use the internet to search job boards in your new community before moving. This will help you get a better sense of what the market is like and how easy it will be to find new opportunities for employment.

Attractions & Culture

While not as critical to your financial situation, the culture and attractions in your new city will affect your quality of life. Find out what recreational activities are available and what points of interest might be near your new home. If you have a hobby or specific interest, research opportunities to engage in it in your new community. Research things like regular events, museums, parks, recreational facilities, nightlife, sports teams and performance venues. The more you know about the cultural aspects of a new place the better you’ll know if it’s the right place to live.

About the Author
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Sally Masters, P.A.

Trustworthy, reliable, hardworking---a committed and dedicated Realtor who has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and the many clients who have called on her to consummate an important Real Estate transaction.

For over two decades, Sally Masters has been successfully listing and selling homes throughout Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft. Myers and Cape Coral and surrounding areas. Today, she is recognized as one of Southwest Florida’s most outstanding marketing, negotiating and sales professionals. In 2018, this native of London, England joined the Signature International Premier Properties team, bringing her vast knowledge and insight of the residential, waterfront, golf course and estate home marketplace to one of Florida’s fastest growing Real Estate Companies.

Sally has few equals in regards to her list of industry-wide certifications and designations. They include being a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and an Institute Luxury Home Market member. Sally has earned a CIPS Designation (Certified International Property Specialist), the RSPS Certification (Resort and Second Home Property Specialist) the SRES Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and the MRP Certification (Military Relocation Professional)

In addition, she has been the recipient of the prestigious Ad Miller Award, recognizing an individual who has contributed to the enhancement and preservation of private property rights. In August, 2018, Sally was featured in Forbes Magazine as a Real Estate Market leader for Southwest Florida.

Sally Masters’ network of clients stretches far and wide- both beyond the United States and throughout Canada and Europe. For years, she has successfully worked with the many international buyers and sellers who invest and call home to Naples and its surrounding environs.

Going above and beyond for her many clients and her commitment to keep her buyers and sellers well informed throughout the entire transaction process is what truly defines Sally’s highly acclaimed work ethic. She constantly receives referrals and new business from her many satisfied clients who enlisted her as their broker of choice and remain in close contact.

Sally continues to give to the community she has called home for many years. She is the active and proud founder of the www. Adopt-A-Soldier.org, a charitable organization that sends packages to our troops stationed overseas.