Tips for Buying a House in a New City

Tips for Buying a House in a New City

Moving to a new city can be daunting in and of itself. Purchasing a home in a new city is more than likely a doubly anxiety-ridden experience. However, having a plan of action and taking advantage of industry-leading knowledge can prove to be the difference between an uncomfortable experience and a seamless transition.

Below, The Fay Group goes over a few tips that will make your home search in a brand-new city go off without any hitches.

Know Your Budget

Instead of letting the market (or the people you’ll be dealing with) set the tone for your experience, having a budget in mind and sticking to your principles will help ensure that you don’t make any compromises.

It’s important to consider your moving expenses in addition to how much your new home is going to cost. Moving expenses may include packing materials as well as the cost of hiring movers. 

Moving an entire household’s worth of items, especially in an interstate sense, can end up costing more than you might expect. Knowing what you stand to spend on the ordeal will help you make intelligent decisions that serve you well in the short term and the long term. 

Research The Housing Market Where You Plan To Live 

Zero in on the neighborhoods that you like and research online when it comes to home prices in your desired neighborhoods. Researching the housing market where you plan to live will help you get an idea of price point as well as inventory/availability.

You might even consider paying a visit to the area and hitting the pavement, so to speak. This will give you a feel for your new city, not to mention allow you to meet with local realtors so you can house hunt in person.

Consider Your Commute Time


If you’re moving for a new employment opportunity, it’s a good idea to learn where your company or organization is located. If you plan to live close to your job, this will cut down on travel time. 

However, if you plan to live farther away from your job, it’s important to know how long the commute is going to be – this way there are no surprises once you get settled in.

Generally speaking, it’s worth it to live closer to your job to cut down on time spent in traffic, especially going to and from work.

Familiarize Yourself with Local Amenities

When moving to a new city, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the local amenities to ensure a comfortable transition. Investigate the quality of nearby schools, explore parks and recreational facilities, and check out shopping and dining options in the area. By learning about the available amenities, you’ll gain a better understanding of the neighborhood’s character and the lifestyle it can offer. Additionally, this knowledge will help you narrow down your house search to areas that truly align with your personal preferences and needs, making your move to Glendale, Arizona a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Find A Reputable Realtor

When you are relocating and/or purchasing a home, a good realtor will be worth their weight in gold. The right realtor will have an in-depth understanding of the local housing market – in all the neighborhoods you may be interested in as a matter of fact. 

A good home buyer’s agent will be easy to reach and offer plenty of insights related to your home purchase as well as your journey to your new area. 

If you plan to move to Maricopa County, AZ, The Fay Group is here to help. We are the top real estate team in the area. We have over $200 million in sales, and we solidify our sterling reputation each day we are in operation. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and how we can help you with your home-buying needs.