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Job-Seeker Relocation Resources


What follows is a collection of the best relocation and moving tools and resources to assist job-seekers who are considering relocating.


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Sperling's Best Places -- offers 3,000 City Profiles; a Cost of Living and Salary Calculator; a tool that lets you describe your ideal place to live and compares your preferences with our database of hundreds of cities, and presents you with rankings for your further investigation; a ranking of the rankings of recent "Best Places"-type studies by Forbes, Fortune and ZPG; school statistics on 87,000 U.S. public schools in 16,000 districts; crime rates in 2,500 U.S. cities; and climate profiles for 2,000 cities worldwide.


Real Estate Journal's Best Places to Live -- provides a Our Best Places feature to help you find the top cities and metro areas based on your personal criteria for more than 40 variables. The tool enables you to enter your preferred climate, school quality and other key living standards. In a few seconds, you'll receive a list of best places based on the preferences you entered.


Digital City's Best Places to Live -- highlights Digital City's ratings for counties throughout the entire U.S.


Find Your Spot -- an online quiz to find the best places to live, work, and retire. Claims to enable you to discover perfect hometowns rated to match YOUR unique interests, compare the best cities and small towns with free colorful reports, then search for jobs in your career field in your Top Spots. -- offers city guides, school rankings, city search, cost of living information, occupational outlook, weather history, and weather forecasts.


CNN/Money Best Places to Live -- annual city rankings plus a compilation of housing costs, tax rates, crime statistics, and much more on nearly 500 towns; various search engines base don various criteria entered by the user; a cost of living calculator; and a salary comparison. powered by -- a vast resource with school reports, city reports, relocation crime lab, reports on home prices; research calculators (salary calculator, community calculator, lifestyle optimizer, insurance professor); moving calculators, relocation wizard, military relocation wizard; financial calculators, such as rent vs. buy, mortgage payments, refinancing your home, home affordability, new car payments; search engines to enable you to find a home, apartment, job, loan, newly built home, manufactured home, professional, senior community, tax professional; and features and articles to help you organize your move, choose the best mortgage, home buyer guides, choose where to live, and buy your first home. -- provides information on numerous U.S. cities and includes a cool city comparison table.


Resources to Help With Relocation:


AIM Relocation -- a comprehensive relocation site, where you can find information and links for home values, cost-of-living estimators, moving services, city guides, school reports, and more. No cost to job-seekers.


All Moving Companies Directory (AMCD) -- an amazing relocation site for job-seekers who are moving for a new job. The site lists all moving companies available on the Internet in every country of the world, with companies classified by country, state, city, type of service, and affiliation. Can also find useful information regarding international relocation. No cost to job-seekers.


Moving Center on -- has a 3-step program that includes Getting Started (city research and financial planning), Getting Moved, and Getting Settled. Also has an apartment locator search engine, a one-click moving tool and many other features. -- a great site for job-seekers who are relocating. This comprehensive site, the leading directory of movers and moving companies, offers information on moving, including moving tips and moving guides, moving quotes, and moving services from car shipping to moving storage, and more. No cost to job-seekers. -- a free service that allows folks who are considering relocation -- or find yourselves relocating -- to solicit competitive bids from local and long-distance fully-licensed moving companies. Also includes a number of articles and tips on how to make a stress-free move, as well as resources related to auto transport, packing and storage, moving internationally, and moving insurance.


Relocation Apartments -- a non-profit resource site that offers extensive resources for finding both short- and long-term accommodation. This includes a huge resource of apartments and corporate housing for short and long stays world-wide. Relocation Apartments also offers a hub for individuals to find moving and relocation services in their area which can offer direct assistance with their move. Tools include a Currency Converter, Latest Travel News, Relocation Checklist, Top Ten Tips, and a Relocation Calculator.


Relocation Guide for U.S. Cities from -- a free relocation information resource where you can locate city information that you will need when moving to a new area or market. Information provided includes local Realtors and Real Estate Listings, Apartments, School and Community Information, Online Mortgage Loans, Online Insurance Quotes, "Choose A City From Our Network," Mortgage Network, Relocation Information, House Hunt, Moving Quote,And Map-It Wizard.


Relo-Guide -- a great relocation resource for job-seekers, with helpful guides and articles related to moving as well as links to all the key resources needed in a move, such as real estate, rental housing, community information, moving, and more. Free to job-seekers. -- has numerous relocation resources, including a Moving section in which you can get a moving quote, find out about auto shippers, "you pack, they drive" movers, boxes & supplies, truck rental, and last-minute moves; a Real Estate section featuring home buyers, home sellers, renters, temporary housing, find a roommate; a Storage section with resources to find local storage facilities and locate pick up and drop off storage; a Loan Center with resources to find a lender, get your credit report, consult a mortgage calculator, and conduct online banking; a Change Address section that enables you to change your address in 15 minutes; My Moving Wizard, "your personalized moving planner with guides, tools, and reminders;" and neighborhood, with city comparisons, cost of living guides, and guides to entertainment.



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