Elkhart Relocation Tips & Advice from Team Foy of RE/MAX Realtors
Relocating from another city to Elkhart Indiana? It can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible from Elkhart relocation expert Kevin Foy.
Tip #1: Research before you move.
It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining when you move to the Elkhart, Indiana area. There are several cities you could move into whether it’s Elkhart, Granger, Goshen, Mishawaka, South Bend, or another city in the Northern Indiana area.
Do research online and find out about the Elkhart Community Schools system, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and laws that are native to the area. If you can, visit the city before moving and connect with someone who’s lived there before.If you’re moving to Elkhart, I’d be happy to answer any questions and help make your move as easy as possible!
Here are few city guides:
- Elkhart Relocation Guide
- Granger Relocation Guide
- Mishawaka Relocation Guide
- Elkhart Housing Market Report 2016
- Granger Housing Market Report 2016
Tip #2: Have a plan.
There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Find housing before you leave, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home. Never sign a lease on an apartment that you haven’t seen. If you can’t get there, find a friend or an employer to check for you. Have a job waiting for you, or if that’s not possible, know what you’ll do for money in the first few weeks of living there. Try to line up things like driver’s licenses, car insurance, renter’s insurance, and parking passes ahead of time as well.
Tip #3: Get involved.
Meeting people in the new city can be daunting. Don’t expect the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive. Take the initiative. If there are things you liked to do in your town, find ways to do those things in the city. Try new things. Volunteer. Elkhart offers so many opportunities to engage other people, so find what you like. Check out this community guide on Elkhart that is important to read if you’re serious about relocating to Elkhart Indiana.
If you’d like to search for a home for sale in Elkhart, Indiana I’d be happy to work with you and help you make a seamless transition. We can set you up on our client portal so you receive instant notifications of new homes that come onto the market for sale that meet your search criteria. Send me an email of what you’re looking for at Nick@TeamFoy.com
Contact Kevin & Nick Foy, RE/MAX Oakcrest Elkhart
Kevin & Nick Foy are real estate broker-associates with RE/MAX Oakcrest in Elkhart, Indiana and partnered up to work as Team Foy. Team Foy has served real estate clients for over 35+ years in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.
To get a hold of Kevin & Nick for real estate services:
- Kevin’s Phone: 574-536-9218
- Nick’s Phone: 574-387-2501
- Email: Nick@TeamFoy.com
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