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Nakia Canady, Renter in Philadelphia County,...

how difficult is an out of state move. in a year, i would like to move from phila, pa to dallas, tx.

Asked by Nakia Canady, Philadelphia County, PA Thu Jul 21, 2011

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Kathleen Testa,GRI’s answer
Welcome to Dallas.

You know what an electric eclectic city this is.

And we get better with age.

I am a strong buyers agent who will select the best properties
and negotiate the best price.
Let me know when you are ready.
And do get a pre qualification letter before we start.
Looking forward to assisting you.

Kathleen Testa, GRI
Buyers Agent
972 754 4130
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Should be no problem HOWEVER recommend you will be required to have employment in order rent any property OR reside with family or friends till you have a job

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Why move?
Can you move with a job lined up?
Do you have friends or family you can stay with before you move?

Otherwise you'll want to have savings to live on until you find a job.
You may not be able to rent a place without a job, so you might
need to live in extended stay hotel which is more expensive.

We don't have great public transportation here, so you may also need a car.
It's getting better, but not like Philly.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
I highly advised you to interview agents by phone or skype, online video. Once you find someone you feel comfortable and trust that agent. When you are ready to move forward, visit Dallas for a week or weekend and look for your new home. From there, everything could be done through emails or online.

I hope that answers your question.
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Hi Nakia,

I am glad to hear you are planning a move to Dallas. I think you would be very happy with this area. To answer your question if you get with an agent that knows the are and can do some good ground work for you then it should not be difficult. I work with relocation buyers from all over the United States and I would be happy to offer up my services to you. Please feel free to contact me so I can answer any and all questions you have. Thank you
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The Dallas area is quite large and has many different communities. It is best to contact a Realtor to discuss your specific needs and wants to help zero in on where to concentrate your search.

Good luck!

Andrea Brooks
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Not difficult at all! I have lived in North Texas for 35 years and am happy to tell you the great things and not so great about where to live in our area. Please call or email me to discuss.


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I have moved all over the country. While it takes some effort and planning, moving from one state to another is not much harder than moving from one home to another in the same city - there's just a longer drive between the two homes.

If you would like to explore the Dallas area a bit, I would be happy to pick you up from the airport and give you a tour of the area.

Good luck with your planning!

Greg Fowler
Keller Williams Dallas City Center
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Wait......wait until you are about 60 days away from needing to move. Then, contact an agent in Dallas to help.

No one knows what will be available then now.

Good luck!
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Establish a relationship with a Realtor in Dallas.
Do some research and make some exploratory trips to Dallas to determine the areas you would want to live in.
Your Realtor will probably chauffeur you around on these trips.

You will be better prepared for your move.

Good luck and may God bless you
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