Moving across the street is stressful enough, but moving cross country is a whole different situation full of its own stressors. You are about to move to a location you know next to nothing about, have no idea where the best schools are or where the grocery store is. You aren’t even sure where to get the best cup of coffee. While some concerns are bigger than others, it is important to be prepared for anything when making such a momentous move.
Finding Your Dream Home
Due to the current state of the world due to the coronavirus, almost all real estate transactions have been revamped to make virtual tours the new normal. This allows a buyer to see exactly what a potential home looks like, no matter where they are in the world. Using virtual tours can help you narrow down your search to just a few homes and can make the purchasing decision more streamlined.
It is also highly recommended that you take the time to physically visit any potential homes on your shortlist before purchasing, if possible. A virtual tour does not show you entire neighborhoods or towns. Therefore, narrowing down your search and then going to the actual homes and surrounding areas before a final choice is highly recommended.
Timing is Everything
It is important to start planning your move at least 2 months in advance. This gives you plenty of time to effectively go through your belongings and declutter. The last thing you want to do is pay to move items you are just going throw out upon arrival.
Now is the time to start deciding how you are moving, whether with professional movers, self-packing containers, or driving your own rental truck. If you are depending on a moving company or self-packing company, you need to be sure to do the proper research to make sure the company is trustworthy and dependable.
Protect Your Investment
Purchasing a new home is the most important investment you may ever make, do it wisely. Hiring a real estate attorney is imperative when purchasing any home, especially one that may be sight unseen and in an unfamiliar state.
Not just any real estate attorney will do though. Making sure your attorney is licensed in your new state is also incredibly important. Real estate transactions can get quite messy and confusing, as laws are different in every state. Therefore, moving to Illinois means you need to have a qualified real estate attorney who will look out for your best interests and knows Illinois real estate law. Thus, giving you the peace of mind that your purchase is done correctly, potentially saving you money and heartache down the road.
If you are looking to make the move to the Chicagoland area, give Bell & Shah a call. They have experienced real estate lawyers that are ready to assist you every step of the way. The professionals at Bell & Shah are well versed in Illinois real estate law and can ensure that your new home purchase is seamless and legally secure. Call them today to get started on your exciting new adventure.