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Old 02-06-2016, 04:41 PM
 
Location: South Florida, USA
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Plan on relocating my wife, five cats and about 2,000 books to Boise, from Florida. Are there legit relocation services that can answer all the questions one would have, from water quality to storage units, from renting with five cats or buying a house to crime stats along with a hundred more?

Should I just find a good real estate agent? (How?). Do some Realtors specialist in relocation?

Just came back from visiting family and LOVED the weather! Slept every evening with the window open four inches to cool off the room. Never put a jacket on the whole time. Yes, February, 37 degrees and I loved it! Can't wait to move!

Thanks much.
Dart Humeston
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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Great questions. If you call a moving company, they call themselves relocation companies because they relolcate your stuff. However, they don't move people so they are not good at answering the questions you will have about relocating anything outside of their trucks (you).

There are Realtors that truly specialize in relocation and many that claim to without really knowing about the process or have not ever been relocated themselves, so it is almost impossible to learn to empathize from attending a class on it. I suggest using a Realtor that has relocated themselves several times so they know what it is like.

It is ironic that you are asking this Florida as that is where I am currently responding from. My oldest son lives in the Daytona Beach area and I came to Florida for a two day Council of Residential Specialists conference in Orlando.

As you do your search for a Realtor, find one that has an open mind and is willing to help you find source documents so you can find things and reach your own conclusions with them being more of a consultant than a salesperson.

You should find this Boise forum very helpful so take the time to go back and scroll through previous questions and responses too.
Jim
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: South Florida, USA
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Thanks Jim, I appreciate the information.
I am so looking forward to relocating to Boise!
Dart
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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Plan on relocating my wife, five cats and about 2,000 books to Boise, from Florida. Are there legit relocation services that can answer all the questions one would have, from water quality to storage units, from renting with five cats or buying a house to crime stats along with a hundred more?

Should I just find a good real estate agent? (How?). Do some Realtors specialist in relocation?

Just came back from visiting family and LOVED the weather! Slept every evening with the window open four inches to cool off the room. Never put a jacket on the whole time. Yes, February, 37 degrees and I loved it! Can't wait to move!

Thanks much.
Dart Humeston
Before I made the move, I spent over a year researching. My RE agent was pretty good, but, of course, she wanted to sell me a home. You have to learn to filter and be discerning with what you're told. :-)

Ditto with this site, BUT, I found more, valuable info. here, than any other site!

Do a search on the Idaho forums, using fairly specific search terms and you'll find answers to almost any question you may have. It can be a bit time consuming, but worth the effort!

Good luck and happy moving!
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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I love books. Rule out all flood plains like clock work. Ive set this algo , just add the address you desire into the bar,its fema flood map. Go to the ICCU credit union for your mortgage needs, they gave me the best mortgage Ive ever had. My Dr is from Florida too, he told me last month Boise winters are better than Florida summers, I have to agree.

http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/web....6966236415016
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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I just got back last night from a trip to the Orlando Florida area. Ironically, it is warmer here today in Boise than it was in Florida last week (very atypical). 37 was about the temperature in Orlando and some people were walking around in full winter attire shivering. It's all perspective I guess.
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