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June
21

7 Reasons to Move to West Virginia

Move to West Virginia

Do you love the great outdoors and dream of living in a home where you can go for a hike right outside your front door? Are you tired of the grind the comes with living in a community with a high cost of living and searching for a place where your hard-earned money goes much further? West Virginia has so much to offer. Our real estate agents love West Virginia, and we've got 7 reasons that you'll love moving to the Mountain State.

  • Why Remote Workers Love West Virginia
    Are you a lover of the outdoors who moved to a big city for work? West Virginia has become a magnet for remote workers who are interested in trading the daily grind of urban living for an appealing small-town lifestyle. Spend more time outdoors and enjoy some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country, all while working remotely. There's even an incentive program for remote workers who move to West Virginia, which will allow remote workers who qualify to pocket some extra cash and enjoy some great perks at outdoor attractions around the state.

  • One of the Most Affordable States in the Country to Live...
    Whether you're shopping for Grant County homes for sale or looking in another great nearby community, you can be confident that your cost of living will be very affordable in West Virginia. In fact, the cost of living in West Virginia is almost 10 percent below the national average, which makes it one of the most affordable states in the country. So whether you're working remotely or finding a job closer to your West Virginia home, you can look forward to a cost of living that makes it easier to enjoy everything that you love in life.

  • And Your Home Buying Budget Will Stretch Much Further, Too!
    Have you checked out the latest listings for Hardy County homes for sale? If you've been searching for a state where you can get much more home for your money, then you're sure to find something to love in West Virginia. The housing index is a key element of cost of living, and West Virginia's housing index ranks even better than the state's already affordable overall cost of living. Why settle for a small home in a community with high housing costs when your budget can get you so much more in West Virginia?

  • West Virginia Is an Outdoor Lover's Dream
    There's a reason that West Virginia has inspired so many popular songs, and you can find it waiting right outside your front door. Whether you love climbing mountains, hiking trails, rafting rivers, or finding the most inspiring outdoor photos for social media, it won't take long to fall in love with the outdoor beauty of West Virginia. Enjoy skiing at spectacular mountain resorts in the winter, mountain biking in the warm weather, and strikingly beautiful foliage in the fall.

  • Find Friendly Faces and Tight-Knit Communities in West Virginia
    Whether you're moving from another small town or you're searching for a reprieve from city life, you're sure to receive a warm welcome in West Virginia. The state is famed for the friendly, welcoming nature of its residents and the small-town lifestyle that you can enjoy even in West Virginia's larger communities. It's a great place to build a life and find a long-term home for your own family.

  • West Virginia Is Filled with Historic Sites and Architecture
    If you love learning about history or touring historic architecture, then you're going to love living in West Virginia. Communities like Harper's Ferry are filled with historic architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with historic sites that have been preserved with care to the present day. And the amazing architecture isn't limited to historic homes. Sites like the New River Gorge Bridge rank among the most popular places for visits – and photos – in West Virginia.

  • Live the Country Life with Easy Access to Major Metro Areas
    While the small-town life is amazing, sometimes you will still want to visit the big city. Living in Grant County and many other nearby communities means you will have a fairly short commute to big cities like Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Even closer, you will find great, smaller Virginia cities like Harrisonburg and Staunton.

Are you ready to find your own reasons to fall in love with West Virginia? Our local real estate team is here to help you find the perfect home. Contact us today.

March
25

Lighten The Load Before You Move

Moving Tips New Home
"Moving is easy," said no one ever. While moving to a new home will never qualify as fun, you can take steps beforehand to make it less tedious and time-consuming. Our real estate agents offer valuable moving tips they've learned from years of experience helping home buyers and sellers throughout Virginia and West Virginia.

  1. Create a Game Plan
    As with any other major project, successfully streamlining your move relies on a workable action plan. Here are some questions to answer before proceeding:

    • Will you be using a professional moving service?
    • What will you need in your new home? (Drawing a floor plan helps you decide.)
    • In which order will you clear rooms? How will you dispose of unwanted items?

  2. Start Early
    If you cut it too close to the actual moving day, you're likely to make bad decisions under pressure. Estimate how much time you think it will take and double the amount to allow for a cushion.

  3. Sort as You Go
    Items you decide to toss should go in one of three piles:

    • Reuse or repurpose for items to donate or sell
    • Recycle for paper, glass and other recyclable materials
    • Trash for anything that doesn't fit in the other two categories

  4. Use the 12-Month Rule
    Do you find yourself with boxes that have survived one or more moves without ever being unpacked? Purge items that haven't been used for 12 months or more with a clear conscience. This will apply primarily to clothes and accessories, but it's also helpful for items such as kitchen utensils.

    Other guidelines include:

    • Does an item give you joy or sorrow?
    • Would you buy it again?
    • Are you keeping it out of a sense of obligation?

  5. Consider Temporary Storage
    Are you still on the fence about several items? Pack them separately and keep them out of your new house for a while. If the number of items doesn't justify the cost of a storage unit, ask a friend or family member to hold them. This will help you decide once and for all if you can live without these items.

  6. Dispose of Hazardous Products
    Professional movers won't accept paint, propane tanks, lawn chemicals, and other hazardous items, and it's too risky to attempt moving them yourself. Check for the closest hazardous waste disposal center in your local area. Under no circumstances should hazardous products be put in trash or recycling bins.

  7. Use up What You Have
    Non-perishable food items and personal care products add weight and take up valuable space in moving boxes. Inventory what you have on hand and use up as much as you can. Donate remaining items to a food bank or shelter.

  8. Enlist Help
    The pre-move process can be intimidating if you take on all the responsibility yourself. Spouses, significant others, and children all have a stake in what stays and what gets tossed, so get them involved. Set up a schedule assigning times and tasks so everyone knows what is expected of them. 

  9. Reward Yourself
    No one can remain focused without breaks. Stay motivated by setting daily goals and rewarding yourself for each accomplishment. Watch a movie, read a book, or meet a friend for coffee.

Buying or selling a home involves seemingly endless decisions that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty and let our experienced and professional real estate agents show you the way.

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