Set on Sunshine: What to Consider When Moving House to California

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Set on Sunshine: What to Consider When Moving House to California

With its sprawling beaches, scorching climate, and cheery locals, it’s no wonder so many people move to California every year. If you’re one of them, it’s important to carry out plenty of preparation to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible. Here are some resources to help, courtesy of Ronald Christopher and Associates.




The key to a smooth house move is plenty of research and preparation. Make sure you’re ready well before the big day.


  • Take the time to find a reputable moving company with plenty of good reviews and experience.

  • Keep everything on file. A moving folder can include new addresses, purchase papers, moving contracts, and more.

  • If you have pets, make sure to designate a safe space in the house where they won’t be disturbed during the packing process.


Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs


If you own a business or you’re an entrepreneur, there’s a lot to bear in mind before you move operations to the Golden State.


  • Every LLC doing business or organized in California must pay an annual tax of $800. You have until the 15th day of the 4th month from the date you file with the SOS to pay the first bill.

  • To help you maintain precise records and avoid any future hassles, implement accounting software you can trust to track income and expenses.

  • In California, you’ll require a business license at the county or city level for tax purposes.


Moving Day


When it comes to the big day, there’s plenty to bear in mind if you want to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.


  • Make sure you wake up as early as possible. There are always more things to do on the day than you might think.

  • Remember, California is hot year-round so be sure to keep a water bottle handy and some ice packs to keep things cool in the car.

  • Make sure to travel with your pet in the vehicle and keep the windows open/the AC on to help offset that blazing sunshine.


A life in California could be full of sunshine, excitement, and prosperity; just make sure you begin your new adventure on the right note.


Ronald Christopher and Associates can use their wealth of knowledge and experience to help you navigate the home buying and selling process. Call 760-799-8460.


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Comments (1)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Jul 09, 2022 03:15 AM
Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005

Thank you Richard Weeks 

Jul 09, 2022 07:57 AM