If you are moving to a new city for the first time, it can be daunting, especially if your new place is a few hours away from where you currently live. While you may be excited about settling in and finding your dream home, it may be more appropriate to opt for renting for your first few months as you are likely to be very unfamiliar with the surrounding area and available amenities. Some other reasons you should consider renting include:
After settling down, you may find that surrounding neighbourhoods offer more of the lifestyle that you are looking for. They may provide better services or be closer to essential amenities; such as large shopping centres, kid’s playgrounds and schools. Choosing to rent is much more flexible and quicker than purchasing a home and gives you the ability to move to a new neighbourhood or home if you find one that is more fit for your circumstances.
If you are committed to purchasing a home, renting first can give you the time to properly explore the property market, visit open homes, speak with local real estate agents and consider your options. As many homes look different on camera as they do in person, choosing to purchase without first having a proper inspection can lead to disappointment. This can easily be avoided if the appropriate time is allocated to the house-hunting process.
Depending on your circumstances for moving, you may need to relocate again shortly after settling down. If you purchase a home without knowing the duration of your stay, you may find that you will begin to juggle finances as you move around and need to pay off a mortgage.
At Removalist On The Run, we know that moving homes, especially over a long distance, is stressful. Our team is always here to provide a high-quality and low-cost removal service when you need it most. Get in touch with us today!