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September 29, 2020

Pros and Cons of Moving to San Antonio in the Fall

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

Moving, at any time of year, is usually equal elements enjoyable and tense. Moving in the fall presents its own unique perks as well as concerns. A lot of families have discovered that moving in the autumn season results in a easier, more pleasant changeover; other people, on account of unique circumstances, choose to wait until a better time. As professional movers in San Antonio, we would like to share with you a few advantages and disadvantages of relocating in the fall season:


1. The weather is often pleasant

If you choose to move in summertime, you may most likely have to cope with high temperatures as well as humidity. To put it differently, you can expect to perspire plenty while you load and unload your stuff. Alternatively, winter weather conditions may make moving cold, miserable, and in some cases unsafe.

The autumn is a popular time to move since you avoid extremes of cold and hot. Autumn temperatures are generally enjoyable, and you probably won't have to concern yourself with wintry or slippery driving conditions.

2. Professional movers may have cheaper prices and more availability

Summertime is usually the peak season for moving. Considering that autumn comes after peak season, you may be able to get a better deal when employing a moving company in San Antonio. Moreover, the moving company will be in a better spot to allow for your moving dates, because their calendar is not as full.

3. House prices could be lower after peak moving season

Another benefit of moving over the autumn is that the costs of buying a new residence could be lower than other times of the year. If you intend on purchasing a home, you may be able to find a great deal on the new residence.


1. It may be more challenging to sell your residence

If you don't presently rent and haven't sold your house yet, then fall could be a hard time of the year to get a purchaser to close on it - at least for the price you want. There could be a couple of factors behind this. For instance, many households do not want to relocate in the fall months as it's the beginning of the school year, and so they don't want to suddenly uproot their young students. Additionally, would-be homebuyers who work in the educational field are going back to work and might not possess the time or inclination to keep on their search.

2. It could be hard to "settle into" a new home right before the holiday season

Many people are consumed with the holiday season, either on an individual or a business level. Moving to a new place is usually stressful at any time but may end up being doubly so right in front of the most hectic time of the year (at least for many individuals). Additionally, in case you have young children, you will need to really coordinate the move to enable them to transition into a new place with marginal anxiety - and fall may not be a good time to make that materialize.

3. The climate could be unpredictable

Fall conditions are usually pleasant, and without any extremes in temps or humidity. However, there may be still a component of unpredictability concerning autumn weather patterns. For instance, if you are moving to or from a northern climate, there is always the chance that an unforeseen snowstorm could strike at the end of autumn - potentially in November, or even October! There is also a chance that you have to deal with a sudden heat wave, or rapid drops in temperature.

Keep in mind, regardless of whether you decide to move in the fall or not, you should definitely contemplate hiring assistance from professional movers to make your transition as easy as it can be. Should you be looking for a reputable moving company to assist you with your relocation, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio today. We would be glad to help!


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The Mickelson Family
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