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September 29, 2020

Pros and Cons of Moving to Wichita Falls in the Fall

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

Moving, anytime of year, is often equal parts exciting and stressful. Moving in the fall presents its own unique benefits as well as obstacles. A lot of families are finding that relocating in the autumn season generates a smoother, more pleasant move; others, on account of exceptional circumstances, elect to hold off until a better time. As professional movers in Wichita Falls, we want to discuss with you some advantages and disadvantages regarding relocating in the fall season:


1. The weather is typically good

If you opt to move during the summer months, you could probably have to cope with high temps as well as humidity. In other words, you'll sweat a lot while you load and unload your stuff. However, the winter season conditions tends to make moving cold, miserable, and in some cases hazardous.

The fall is a good time to move as you stay away from extremes of cold or hot. Autumn temps are generally pleasant, and you likely won't have to be concerned about wintry or icy driving conditions.

2. Professional movers could have reduced prices and more availability

Summertime is typically the peak season for moving. Given that autumn comes after peak season, you might be able to get a better deal when employing a moving company in Wichita Falls. Additionally, the moving company will be in a better position to accommodate your moving dates, considering that their schedule isn't as stuffed.

3. Home prices could be reduced after peak moving season

Another advantage of moving during the fall months is that the costs of purchasing a new residence could be lower than at other times of the year. If you intend on buying a home, you may be capable of getting a great deal on the new property.


1. It might be more difficult to sell your residence

If you do not at the moment rent and have not sold your residence yet, then fall might be a tough time of the year to have a purchaser to close on it - at least for the price you desire. There could be several reasons for this. For example, a lot of families do not want to move in the fall months since it is the beginning of the school year, so they don't want to suddenly uproot their kids. Additionally, potential homebuyers who work in the educational field are going back to work and may not possess the time or desire to continue their search.

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

Most people are consumed by the holiday season, either on an individual or a business level. Moving to a different spot is usually stressful at any time and might end up being even more so right before the most hectic time of the year (at least for lots of people). In addition, for those who have children, you will need to really coordinate the move so that they can transition into a new location with minimum tension - and autumn might not be a good time to make that happen.

3. The weather might be unpredictable

Fall weather conditions are frequently enjoyable, and free from extremes in temp or humidity. Nevertheless, there is still an element of volatility regarding autumn weather patterns. For example, should you be relocating to or from a northern climate, there's always the possibility that an unforeseen snowstorm may strike at the end of autumn - possibly in November, or even October! There's also a chance that you have to deal with a sudden heat wave, or unanticipated falls in temperature.

Needless to say, whether you elect to move in the autumn or not, you should definitely look at getting assistance from professional movers to make your transition as effortless as is possible. If you're searching for a reputable moving company to help you with your relocation, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls today. We will be happy to assist!


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The Mickelson Family
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