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Relocating to Northern VA? Here’s What You Need to Do First.

Historic communities. Charming small towns. Top-ranked places to live. The nation’s capital. Northern Virginia boasts a wide variety of places to call home! If you’re relocating here, then you can rest easy knowing that there are plenty of options.

While making a move is exciting, it can also be tricky to navigate. Luckily, my team is here to help! Take a look at our quick guide to the top things you need to do first when relocating to Northern Virginia.

Explore the Area

The Jefferson Memorial in DC.

Finding the right neighborhood can be just as important as finding the right home. Do you want to live somewhere close to work or in a good school district? A place surrounded by parks and natural areas? Or do you prefer shopping districts and city access?

Take some time to think about your priorities, then use our helpful area and neighborhood guides to get a virtual tour of your options! From the upscale homes of Fairfax to the picturesque scenery of Prince William County, you’ll find it all in Northern Virginia.

Plan Ahead

People driving in a car.

When making a move, one of the most important things you can do is be prepared. Once you know where your new home will be, you should figure out a few more logistics in order to ease some stress.

Try driving your commute to work a few times. Pull up a map and check to see where the closest medical centers, grocery stores, and gas stations are. Most of the communities around Northern Virginia and Fairfax County offer ample amenities, so you shouldn’t have to travel far to find whatever you need!

Pack Up Like a Pro

A man packing up a box.

With so many other things on your plate, packing can get lost in the wayside. But if you put it off for too long, you’re going to have to cram a lot of work into a small period of time.

We’ve got a few tips and tricks for packing that will help you avoid that added stress! Be sure to stock up on packing supplies ahead of time, then take things slowly, working through one room at a time based on the space you use the least. If you create a schedule for each room, then you won’t have to spend your next few weekends trying to cram everything in.

Use Our Resources

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We’re more than happy to help you with your relocation, and we’ve got a number of specialized resources to help ease things along—no matter which part of the buying journey you’re working through.

Still searching for homes? Use our search tool to narrow down your options based on specific features. Have a few questions? Check out our Buyer FAQs to get some answers. Trying to predict your monthly payments? Our mortgage calculator has you covered!

Ready To Learn How Else We Can Help?

Then let’s chat! From exploring the area to narrowing down your home options, we’re dedicated to providing you with a successful and stress-free relocation experience. If you’re ready to get started, don’t hesitate to give the Move with Marion Team a call!

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