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Are you moving overseas and you still haven’t a home yet? Find the right place to live can be tricky when you don’t know the area well. Here three tips to ease your home search before your relocation!

When we are preparing an international move, one of the things that we cannot postpone is to decide where we are going to live. This might not be easy considering all the tasks we have to do in, unfortunately, a very limited period of time.

However, choosing the right home for you and your family is the first step for a successful relocation and adjustment. If your time is limited and you don’t know from where to start, here three of the things which matter the most when choosing a new home in an unfamiliar place.

1.    Affordability

Your available income in the new country will depend on many factors. Taxes, cost of living… Considering all these before starting the home search will help you set a realistic budget for your future home.

2.    Location

The location is of one of the main aspects to focus on when searching for a new home abroad. Some important questions to ask yourself are:

- Is it convenient for work?

- Can my children easily go to school and to other extra-curricular activities?

-  is there public transport nearby or a school bus route?

- Are there shops and other amenities within a reasonable distance?

- Is it a quiet and family friendly area?

3.    Pets

If you have pets, include them in the “choosing home” process. If you are looking for an apartment, is it big enough? Is it well protected so there is no risk of escaping? Are there convenient green areas and parks nearby for the daily walks?

Some landlords might be reluctant to allow pets, therefore, it is important to always ask during the initial home visits if pets are allowed and if so, if there are any particular rules to consider. 

It’s your relocation soon, in addition to finding the right home, don’t forget to organize the move of your belongings. Get a free moving quote here.

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