In the past year, one of the pandemic’s unexpected lessons was just how few of us really need to work from an office space. This has been doing interesting things to the real estate market, since places like Tucson have always been relatively inexpensive, and now the jobs that are available in states like California, are accessible elsewhere.
If you’ve been positively impacted by remote work, or this last year has just made you reconsider your next play, you may be asking yourself questions and contemplating the decision to move.
Here are some resources & questions to ask yourself that may help you make the decision that’s right for you:
You can check out the Livability ratings on prospective new places using AreaVibes.
You can compare cost of living using NerdWallet’s calculator.
Questions to ask yourself:
What are you looking for in moving there?
Do you have friends and family nearby? Is that important to you?
What are your values, and what states would be a compatible match for those values?
Do you have enough saved to make this move without going into debt?
($4,000 – $10,000 depending on circumstances)
And lastly, if you haven’t considered this already…
If you work for a large company, you could see if they have jobs available in this new state and are willing to transfer you. This can ease the burden of moving considerably.