One of the most difficult parts about relocating to Nova Scotia is choosing where to live and finding a home. If you have a family with school aged children, my guess is you want to make the process as streamlined and as easy as possible for every family member.
Moving to an area, starting your children in school and then having to move them again is going to be very difficult. That’s why it’s so essential to research the neighbourhoods and narrow down the communities you like the look of depending on your needs and wants.
This of course applies to everyone moving here with or without a family.
When we first decided we were going to live in Halifax, we knew that we wanted to be in an area with really great schools, we knew we were done with city living and wanted space and land, we wanted a safe, friendly community with good highway access and fairly close to amenities and we wanted a nice home with enough bedrooms for all three children 🙂
This was our personal requirement.
And based on that, we did a ton of research.When we came on a quick fact finding trip, we had fallen in love with one of the communities and still love where we live even eleven years on 🙂 (in fact, sometimes I still pinch myself and ask how did we get so lucky).
Your list will possibly be very different.
But it’s important that you identify what’s important to you because based off that, you can be guided towards the perfect neighbourhood uniquely suited to you. Check out this Neighbourhood Guide for a comprehensive list of communities.
When you start to narrow down your search, now is a good time to get a feel for the housing types and prices in that area. That’s where Richard can help.
When you are relocating/immigrating to a new City, you need to rely on your Real Estate Agent to be your eyes and ears. So it is imperative to find someone you trust to have your best interests at heart. Having been through the process himself, know that Richard is really listening and understanding of your specific needs.
Even if you are still a little vague, he can chat with you and set up a list of homes in various neighbourhoods within Halifax. There is absolutely no commitment and no obligation, but it will give you an idea of what is available.
Ideally, you will be in a position to take a quick research trip to Halifax and get to see some of the neighbourhoods and homes in person. If not? Richard can always use a video app and take you along for a tour. In all honesty, video tours are great but there is a lot you can’t tell from video…smells, sounds and that hard to describe but all important gut feeling.
And as the process progresses and you become clearer on your move date, Richard can keep you up to date with suitable properties and even help you with a rental property if you need one in the interim period.
I hope this helps. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and we will do our best to help.
Jane and Richard
Halifax Homes and Lifestyle – www.richardpayne.ca