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September 29, 2020

Pros and Cons of Moving to Houston in the Fall

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving, anytime of year, can be equal elements fun and hectic. Moving in the fall has its own unique perks and obstacles. Many households are finding that relocating in the fall months provides a easier, more pleasant changeover; others, due to particular circumstances, elect to wait until a better time. As professional movers in Houston, we'd like to discuss with you a handful of pros and cons of relocating in the autumn season:


1. The weather is generally pleasant

If you decide to move during summer, you may most likely have to address high temperatures and humidity. Quite simply, you'll sweat a lot when you load and unload your belongings. However, winter season weather conditions can make moving nippy, miserable, and in many cases unsafe.

The fall is a great time to move since you stay away from extremes of cold or hot. Fall temps are typically enjoyable, and you most likely won't have to worry about snowy or slippery driving conditions.

2. Professional movers could have cheaper charges plus more availability

Summer is usually the peak season for moving. Given that autumn comes after peak season, you might be able to get a better deal when working with a moving company in Houston. Additionally, the moving company may be in a better spot to accommodate your moving dates, given that their schedule is not as full.

3. Home prices could be decreased after peak moving season

An additional advantage of moving during the fall months is that the costs of buying a new home may be less than at other times of the year. If you intend on buying a house, you could be capable of getting a good deal on your new property.


1. It might be more difficult to sell your home

If you do not presently rent and have not sold your residence yet, then autumn may be a difficult time of the year to have a buyer to close on it - at least for the price you desire. There might be several reasons for this. For instance, a number of families do not want to move during the fall because it is the start of the school year, and they do not want to abruptly uproot their children. Moreover, prospective homebuyers who are employed in the educational field are going back to work and might not have the time or inclination to carry on their search.

2. It could be tricky to "settle into" a new home just before the holidays

A lot of people are consumed by the holiday season, either on an individual or a business level. Moving to a different location is often anxious at any time and may be doubly so just before the most busy time of the year (at least for many individuals). In addition, in case you have young children, you need to really coordinate the move so that they can transition into a new environment with marginal anxiety - and fall probably are not the best time to make that transpire.

3. The weather might be erratic

Fall weather is frequently enjoyable, and free of extremes in temperature or humidity. Even so, there exists still a component of unpredictability regarding fall weather patterns. For instance, if you are moving to or from a northern climate, there's always the possibility that a sudden snowstorm could strike at the end of fall - perhaps in November, or even October! There's also a chance that you have to deal with a sudden heat wave, or abrupt falls in temperature.

Needless to say, regardless of whether you decide to move in the autumn or not, you should always consider getting the aid of professional movers to make your transition as smooth as possible. If you're looking for a reputable moving company that will help you with your relocation, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston today. We will be glad to help!


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The Mickelson Family
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