We have to follow the jobs, so after four years, we moved. It took some time and money. Luckily new employer is going to compensate all expenses up to $ 12, 000 but still there is a lot we had to pick up ourselves.
New car, eating out every day for first month, while searching for accommodation and living in a hotel. We will be residing in one of the most expensive areas in the country.
A few practical tips for relocation:
- Do research for new property in advance, contact real estate agents.
- If you know what car you want - put down payment, so the car will be ready for your arrival.
- Collect references from your current landlord, if you are going to rent.
- If you need school / child care - apply as much in advance as possible.
In short it is all about preparation and investing your time in planning and getting to know. Be ready, open minded and enjoy time with the family.