When Is The Best Time To Move in Dallas?


If you have a move in Dallas approaching in the near future, you are probably in the process of packing, looking for Dallas moving companies, and deciding on the right time to move. How do you decide which day and what time is best? As experienced Dallas movers, we came up with a few things to consider when deciding the best time to move:

Pricing for Dallas movers

Rates for Dallas moving companies may fluctuate. Some Dallas movers may offer higher rates on weekends because that is prime time for moving. People that work during the week or have kids in school usually prefer to move on weekends so they aren’t having to take time off work. If you have the flexibility to move on a weekday, this might be the best option for you and a way to save money.

Time of Day to Schedule Dallas movers

At 3 Men Movers, we offer 2 time slots for moving:

-Morning moves: This moving time slot gives you an exact time you can expect your crew to arrive and get started. This is the best time slot for you if you are on a strict schedule to be out by a certain time, you have a long way to travel, or just if you are an early riser!

-Flex moves: This moving time slot has more uncertainty. Since our movers usually do two moves a day, we can’t tell you an exact time your Dallas movers will arrive for the Flex move. They will contact you when they are finished with the first move and give you an ETA. It is 100% dependent on how long that first move takes. You can read more information about a Flex move here. This works best if you have more flexibility with your schedule AND especially if you still have packing to do.

 

When You Have to Be Out

This is a personal choice based on how much time you need and the availability of your schedule. If you are renting and your lease is up on the same day your Dallas movers are coming, you need to make sure you will have time to clean/fix anything necessary to get your deposit back before you turn the keys in. There also tends to be a rush of people moving toward the end and very beginning days of the month, so if you know you’ll need to move then, book your Dallas moving company early so they aren’t sold out!

Next Step

Knowing all of this, plan your Dallas move based on what works for you! When you are ready to decide, you can book us online and we will be happy to help make your moving day a stress-free one!


Buying Vs. Renting in Dallas


Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., so we’re not surprised when people want to join in the fun by moving here. This fantastic city has been growing quickly enough to keep Dallas movers busy! But before you make your move, you need to ensure your new home is ready and waiting for you. And that requires you to answer a pretty important question: Are you buying or renting in Dallas? If you’re not sure, here’s what to consider.

 

Run the Numbers

First, you need to crunch some numbers. You shouldn’t be afraid of them. What you should be afraid of is not being able to afford your mortgage in a few months because your calculations were off! You can avoid that by making sure you factor in every expense. When you’re buying a home in Dallas, those expenses include:

  • Principle mortgage
  • Interest
  • Property taxes
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Private mortgage insurance
  • Homeowners’ association fees
  • Down payment
  • Home inspection
  • Closing costs

 

On the flip side, when you’re renting a home in Dallas, your expenses will likely include:

  • Rent
  • Security deposit
  • Renter’s insurance

 

Clearly, you have some math to do. And as much as math can be difficult for many people, it’s even more difficult to lose your house because you didn’t know just how many bills you’d have. In other words, don’t skip this step!

A great way to determine the cost of buying a home in Dallas (or anywhere, really) is to use an online calculator.

Figure Out Your Financial Stability

So you’ve run the numbers and realized you can afford to buy a home in Dallas. Congratulations! But hold on. Can you still afford to own a home when the water heater breaks down in five years? How about when you lose your job and don’t find a new one for three months? You can see where this is going: You need money put away for the unexpected.

 

Granted, even if you rent, it’s smart to have savings in case you lose your job. But when you rent, that broken water heater isn’t your responsibility. You can call your landlord and wait for a repairperson. When you own, you have to come up with hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you want your appliances to work.

 

Decide How Much Work You’re Willing to Do

Even if you have money to outsource repairs, fixing up your home will take time. After all, you’ll need to figure out who to hire, meaning you’ll be calling around for estimates. When you rent, you only have to call one person — your landlord — to schedule repairs.

 

And realistically, you won’t be outsourcing every job as a homeowner. If your garbage disposal breaks on a Sunday night, it’s probably easier to find an online video that walks you through the repairs than to call an expert — and pay a premium — for a minor issue. Basically, be honest with yourself on how much work you want to do before you decide whether to own or rent in Dallas.

 

What Else to Consider

You can see that owning a home is often expensive and time-consuming, but it’s also rewarding. Many people enjoy fixing up their home, and you have more freedom to do this when you own. If you don’t like the color of your walls, you can paint them. If you’ve always wanted a jetted bathtub, no one is stopping you from having one installed — assuming you have the money!

 

Plus, it’s not just a place to live. It’s an investment. In Dallas, experts say the magic number — the amount of years you have to stay in your home for buying to make more financial sense than renting — is seven. So if you can afford to stay for seven years, buying in Dallas may be right for you.

 

Whether you buy or rent, you’ll need help moving. Fortunately, both renters and buyers have access to experienced Dallas movers. Simply contact 3 Men Movers today to get a free estimate from Dallas movers who know the area well and would be happy to welcome you to Texas!

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Realtor Spotlight Valerie Palmer


Valerie Palmer with Coldwell Banker Apex

20 years living in Dallas TX, Valerie is very familiar with every neighborhood across the DFW-Metroplex. The communities Valerie serves are Rockwall, Heath, Sunnyvale, Rowlett, Mesquite, Garland and many more.

Say “Hello” to Valerie!

Realtor Valeria PalmerValerie is very professional and courteous with her clients, but her main focus is to adapt and understand what her clients really want whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced home owner. With her focus on adaptability and understanding her clients, Valerie has consistently received the Production Award each month since 2010. Very results oriented, Valerie really loves the real estate industry and enjoys serving the public.

About Valerie

Valerie is a very down to earth individual. Respectful, courteous, individual who is truly passionate about the real estate industry. Besides being a Real Estate Agent, some of Valerie’s Hobbies include tennis, movies, reading, and even Scuba Diving. Being a great individual, Valerie enjoys the outdoors with her friends and family.

What is your favorite food?

I really enjoy eating Tex Mex food and Thai food when I have a chance to.

Dogs or Cats?

I have two dogs that I have spoiled very much! Not so much cats. My husband loves his cats, but I do not really like cats…I love my dogs.

Have you worked with any celebrities?

No… working on it though. Although I did have a friend who was a director for MTV back in the 2000’s and had the chance to meet Jennifer Aniston. I have also met Mark Cuban: a very down to earth individual, but no…haven’t really had a client who was a celebrity.


 Valerie is very familiar with the Dallas/Fort Worth area and so are our Dallas movers! If you need help for your move in Dallas give us a call for a free quote today!

Valerie’s Contact Information:

[email protected]
(214) 212-4983