Are you moving homes this year?
If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance you might be. Between 2012 and 2013, 35.9 million Americans, roughly 9% of the population, moved residences, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Despite the frequency with which many Americans move, few will tell you the process is stress-free. Rather, homeowners migrating for work or other reasons juggle a variety of tasks, including selling their home, searching for a new one and qualifying for financing — all within a short period of time.
Because of the complexity of the relocation process and the stress involved, migrants who are better informed on the vagaries and quirks of the home-buying and selling process are often the most successful, both in terms of the deals they’re able to score and the anxiety they’re able to avoid. Read more…