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Relocation: Introduction

A relocation move for yourself and your family is one of the hardest personal undertakings that you will have in your life. You will be faced with a lot of questions and decisions that you will be unfamiliar with and you will need help. I will be there to answer your questions, guide you though the process and help free up your time so you can focus on the personal issues associated with your relocation. I will help you select the county, town, subdivision and home that will fit you and your families' needs and desires.

Relocation is similar to a local real estate purchase but has additional complications and unique issues due to the long distance move and being unfamiliar with the new area.

For the common issues involved in buying real estate, please look in the .

Begin by prioritizing your home requirements.


Use the “What is Important Worksheet” that is provided. Go through each item and write down the requirements for each of the things to be considered.

With much knowledge of the area, your buyer's agent will help you with information to select subdivisions, communities and counties that offer the features that you desire. You can click on my Area Information to find out more about the Metropolitan Area and counties and some other points of interest.

Click here for "Home Buyers – What is Important Worksheet"

When can you move, when can your family move?

When do you need to move in? When can you move in? Is your time frame flexible? This may be already be predetermined due to a change of employment relocation plan. You may need to arrange for temporary housing and move part of the family first then move the remaining family members at a later date..

Being flexible on when you can move is an advantage when buying your new home and it could become a bargaining point.

Temporary housing

In many cases, relocation involves temporary housing. We can help you arrange for short-term housing in stages to provide at first for one person and then rent larger short-term housing, but only when the remaining family members are ready. By doing this in stages you can save money by renting the rooms that you will need.

We will work with you and adjust based upon your needs and timing, and as always we are here to help reduce the stress of Relocation.

What can You Afford.

How much can you afford? You will need to allocate funds for different types of expenses such as moving your belongings, storage, temporary housing, security & utility deposits and others. These fees are not related to your mortgage. You also will need to determine how much you need to put down and what type of loan you qualify for by working with a mortgage specialist.


Know how much you can afford so you will know which house is right for you.
Request Pre-Qualification / Pre-Approval

As you can see, there are plenty of questions that come up (these are just a few) and help is available every step of the way. If you have any questions or need help in understanding any of the costs or thedecisions that need tobe made please feel free to Contact Me.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/PenFed Realty
45245 Business Ct, Suite 101
Dulles, VA 20166

Each Office Independently
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Todd Cerino
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/PenFed Realty

1886 Metro Center Drive #200
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-201-8898
Fax: 703-738-7254
Email: todd@cerinohomes.com