My family has been house hunting as FTHBers in the Boston area for the past 8 months and I’m sure I don’t need to tell y’all how it’s going 😂
Every now and then I’ll read an article about families picking up sticks and moving to some new boom town that wasn’t on my radar before.. e.g. Boise ID, Salt Lake City UT, MurfreesBoro TN.. without any family connections to the place. And at times I am mighty tempted to do the same!
But with the ability to work remotely opening up so many options, it becomes difficult to decide exactly where to move, especially among places we’ve never been to. So I was just curious, for those of you who have made this decision – how did you decide where to move to? How many times did you visit the place before moving there? What kind of research did you do? What were the main determining factors (aside from lower housing costs)? How did you narrow down the options when remote work allows you to be almost anywhere in the US?