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3: Analyze Your Circumstances
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Estimate Moving Costs

Moving to a new place or new city can open up new opportunities, but keep in mind that moving is, in itself, expensive and often stressful.

The True Cost of Your Move

Whether you plan to rent or buy your next home, plan ahead to cover moving costs. Every situation is different, so not all of these will apply. Some costs apply to both renters and buyers.

Infographic: Housing moving costs chart

Don’t Count On That Security Deposit

If you are hoping to apply the security deposit from your current place to the deposit on your next apartment, don’t count on it. Check your lease, but most landlords have a grace period of at least 30 days to return your deposit to you. And even then, you are not guaranteed to get the total amount back.

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