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Deciding To Move Due To Insecurity In Your Neighborhood

Deciding To Move Due To Insecurity In Your Neighborhood
Deciding To Move Due To Insecurity In Your Neighborhood

When investing in a new home, you take significant exception at the state of the neighborhood. Safe surroundings make you feel confident that, finally you have found a place where your children can grow up, attend school and you all enjoy life. When you have settled into such a place, moving your family is the furthest thing on your mind. On the flip side, living in an insecure neighborhood puts your life at risk and devalues your home’s value.

You remain unsettled and the sooner you engage a professional moving company, to help you get out of there, the better.

Bad neighborhood red flags

While scouting around for places to settle the following signs will tell you a lot about a neighborhood.

  • Type of businesses in the area
  • Number of homeless people in the streets
  • Empty shops with “to let” signs posted
  • Number of police cars on patrol
  • Poorly maintained roads

In some areas, however, these pointers are less visible. You may never know until the day you move into the city.

The decision to move out

Moving out from a property you have bought or built from scratch is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. However, you cannot continue to stay in a place where robberies, muggings, and drug dealings are the order of the door. Something must give. How do you take the bold step?

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Break the lease

The idea of breaking a lease is a bold step. However, early termination translates to a breach unless it was the landlord that forced you out. If you move out before the lease expires, the owner will suffer damages. On the contrary, this condition would only apply if the landlord did not rent out the unit again. They must try to re-rent the house. Once that happens, they release you from paying damages.

Record the breaches

To walk away from lease obligations, you should make note of every security violation you have encountered during the stay. In your report, write down the date of occurrence as well as the time. Also, make a summary of the notification you have given to the landlord and whether they acted. Take pictures where you can and keep all evidence that would support your actions. If there were emails sent, print them out.

Sell your house

Selling a good home in a neighborhood whose past safety history is declining is hard. Begin by enhancing its curb appeal; paint the house afresh, trim the trees, the lawn and repair any broken doors or windows. Try and market it with more emphasis on the amenities and features a buyer would love. Focus less on the reputation of the area.

Once the reputation of a neighborhood becomes life-threatening, it is wise to move out. Serve the landlord with a written notice and make plans to leave. If you are on a lease contract, you can break it and still avoid being under obligation for damages. A record of breaches on the property can help solidify your case.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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Paramount, CA 90723
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