There is a seemingly endless list of things to keep track of before moving, and one of the most important tasks one must perform is thoroughly learning the area to which they are relocating. There are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration when thinking about the area you plan to live. Many of these factors are cost related. The last thing you want after settling into your new home is a nasty surprise of higher-than-anticipated living expenses because you neglected to do your due diligence before moving. Be to understand many of the aspects of the area to which you’re moving. Important things to be aware of include tax rates, school districts, and local property values to name a few. Your agent should be able to help you through the process of learning the area.