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Are you looking at homes and pondering a big move? Before you make your final decision make sure you ask yourself the following questions. Moving is considered one of the stressful periods of modern homeowners’ life, so it’s certainly worth a few minutes of self-reflection.

The very first question is whether or not you can afford it. There are a lot of costs associated with moving that far outweigh the mortgage payment. Moving involves upfront costs like paying for movers, packing materials, time, and redecorating an entirely new space.

Second, you need to consider how the move will affect your job. How will moving change your commute? Will you be closer or farther from your job? Will you be able to keep your current job or need to get a new one? Relocating can sometimes mean having to find a new job. While the Houston job market is recovering, finding a job may prove to be a challenge.

Next, you need to think about the real estate market in the area you’re considering. Are there available homes in the suburb you are scoping out? Is city living going to be a good match for your family? Every area has a different real estate market; just because you want to live somewhere doesn’t mean it’s the right choice.

Finally, you need to consider if you have a backup plan if something doesn’t work out. What if your family is not happy? What if your job isn’t sustainable long-term? It’s best to have a backup plan before you jump in and complete your move so that you can get out if necessary.

Contact GreenLight Movers in Houston for help if you are comfortable and ready to move. We provide comprehensive moving services, so you don’t have to lift a finger.