Preparing for the move
Whether you're moving 100 miles or 1,000 miles, there are a lot of details to figure out when you relocate. Where are you looking to live? What is the community like? Use these Calculators and links to help you determine the cost of living differences and some of the best alternatives for life in a new town.
Salary is a big issue and it should be considered when making a job change however cost of living is a factor as well. For example if you are moving from a high cost of living area such as California, New York, Boston or San Francisco and moving to a lower cost of living area, your salary requirements need to be reduced. Use the "Salary Calculator" above to compare salaries in different Cities and States.
Use this calculator to estimate interstate or local moving cost in the United States. Moving costs will vary depending on distance and the amount of personal property being moved. If you are Single and living in a 1 Bedroom Apartment or moving a 4 Bedroom home, your moving costs will vary greatly.
The City Reports® gives you a side-by-side comparison of two cities' cost of living, climate, demographics, and other vital information from a database that is kept current with quarterly updates.
Use this calculator to determine whether it is a better financial decision to rent or to own a home.
This calculator provides an estimate of the home price you can afford. By adding the amount you may be qualified to borrow to what you've saved for a down payment, it estimates the maximum home price for which you may qualify.
When you are relocating to a new city, a much more business-like approach is appropriate. You may have to complete your research and come to a decision in the space of one or two weekends. The secret to a successful house-hunting trip is to be as informed and organized as possible before you go. Visit a new web site at www.Zillow.com for valuation of your home and research home values in the United States.