5 Relocating Tips: Making the Move

Moving to a new place? It's an exciting adventure, no doubt, but it does come with its fair share of challenges. Let's chat about five practical tips to help make your move a success!

Tip 1: Research Your New Location

Before packing your bags, take the time to research your new location thoroughly. Understanding the area you're moving to is essential for an easy transition. Consider the cost of living, job opportunities, schools, and local amenities.

You'll be pleased to know that there is no state income tax or taxation on retirement income in Nevada, offering financial peace of mind as you plan for your future. Neighboring states like California and Oregon employ a graduated income tax system, where specific tax brackets pay higher rates as their income increases. Meanwhile, Washington imposes a flat income tax rate.

Nevada's day-to-day living costs, like gas, groceries, and utilities, are lower than in nearby states. Even though Nevada's cost of living is a bit higher than the national average, it's much cheaper than California, Oregon, and Washington. And when it comes to buying a house, Nevada's median home price is around $358,000. That's higher than the national average of $291,700 but way lower than California ($684,800), Washington ($560,400), and Oregon ($474,500). So, in Nevada, you can get a bigger house with more land and extra features without spending as much!

Now, let’s talk about your career and employment prospects; the job market is thriving in this region. It's home to supply chains like the Tesla Gigafactory, Switch Data Center, Zulily Fulfillment Center, Amazon Fulfillment Center, FedEx Ground Distribution Center, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and many more. These industry leaders are continually offering exciting job opportunities, making your new home not only a place of residence but a place where you can cultivate a thriving career.

Northern Nevada is home to multiple diverse communities, each offering a unique combination of charm and character waiting to be explored.

  • Carson City: Nestled in the heart of Northern Nevada, Carson City offers a perfect blend of historical significance and modern convenience. Explore the capital city's rich heritage, outdoor recreational opportunities, and thriving arts scene. 
  • Fernley: Known for its welcoming atmosphere and family-friendly environment, Fernley is a growing city with a strong sense of community. Enjoy the small-town feel just a short drive from Reno and other major hubs. 
  • Sparks: With its unique energy and charm, Sparks is home to a thriving culture, beautiful parks, and a vibrant community that hosts an array of festivals and events throughout the year.
  • Reno: The "Biggest Little City in the World" offers an exciting urban experience with breathtaking natural surroundings. Reno boasts a vibrant downtown, a booming tech industry, and easy access to outdoor adventures. 

Tip 2: Create a Detailed Budget

Relocating often comes with unexpected expenses. To avoid financial stress, create a detailed budget that accounts for moving costs, housing expenses, and living essentials. Be sure to include costs such as transportation, moving services, and any fees associated with setting up in your new location. Sticking to a budget can help you manage your finances effectively during this transition.

Tip 3: Visit Your New Area Before Moving

Whenever possible, visit your new area before making the move. This pre-move visit lets you familiarize yourself with neighborhoods, schools, and local amenities. Exploring the area in advance can alleviate the stress of the unknown. If you're considering a move to Northern Nevada, explore our communities by scheduling an appointment with our concierge team to get a feel for the local housing options.

Tip 4: Select a Qualified Real Estate Agent

Relocating is easier when you have experts by your side. JRealty's seasoned real estate agents are your perfect partners in finding your dream home.

Meet Our Team of Experts

At JRealty, we have dedicated teams of local experts to assist you in your relocation journey:

  • The Sierra Team: Your local guides with a deep understanding of Northern Nevada's housing market.
  • The Capital Team: Experts specializing in the capital city, Carson City, and its unique real estate landscape.
  • The Sage Team: Masters of Fernley's real estate scene, helping you make the right move in this welcoming community.

Working with our experienced teams means you'll have trusted advisors with you every step of the way. We are here to assist you in buying or renting, ensuring your decisions perfectly align with your goals. With their wealth of knowledge, real estate market insights, and negotiation skills, you can trust in their commitment to your success. Choose JRealty for its expertise, dedication, and unmatched local insights. Your new Northern Nevada home is just one step away from becoming a reality!

Tip 5: Find a New Home That Suits Your Family

Choosing the right home is a crucial part of a successful move. Consider your family's needs and preferences when searching for a new residence. If you're looking for a swift transition, Jenuane Communities offers Quick Delivery Homes in various communities. These homes are designed to provide modern comfort and convenience. Explore our Quick Delivery Homes to find the perfect place to call home.

Make Your Move with Confidence

Relocating feels like a challenge at times, but with the proper planning and the right support, it can also be an exciting opportunity for a fresh start. Remember to research your new location, create a budget, visit in advance, and work with qualified professionals like the teams at JRealty, to find a home that suits your family's needs.

Ready to take the first step towards a successful move? Contact us today to explore our available properties or schedule a visit to see one of our model homes. Your dream home awaits in Northern Nevada!