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To live in a beautiful house that's the right size for your family is just one benefit open to you when you relocate. Other relocation benefits could save you money, improve your social life and put you in position for a new career. Let's start with the financial relocation benefits. Relocating to a new home may be less expensive than you think Move to a house with a smaller mortgage and you'll save money month to month. Shave enough money off your current mortgage when you relocate and you could afford to make one to two extra mortgage payments a year, reducing the principal that you owe on the new house. If you're employer asked you to relocate to fill a job need, contact your employer's human resources representative to find out if you're eligible to receive relocation benefits packages. Eligibility may depend on factors like the number of miles that your new home is from your current residence and if your employer is increasing your pay because of the move. Closing costs and expenses related to shipping your furniture and other home goods are types of financial support your employer may give you. Keep track of moving receipts. You could deduct some of the moving expenses when you file federal and state taxes. Relocation benefits don't stop at the bank Financial savings aren't the only relocation benefits to consider. Moving to another town could peak your curiosity, persuading you to get out and explore the area. As much as you may not want to admit it, there may not be many places that you haven't already visited where you currently live which could tempt you to stay indoors and limit your entertainment to watching television. Exploring new areas leads to continual learning. It's also a good way to meet new friends. A few weeks after you move, you may start to feel excited again. Depending on where you relocate, you could discover festivals, arts events and training opportunities that put you in touch with passions that you hadn't engaged in since you were a child. Pursue these ignited passions and you could gain the skills to work new jobs, stepping into careers you'd previously only dreamed about entering. Get the most out of relocation benefits. Don't just move into a new house. Take advantage of financial employer support, tax deductions and get out and explore your new neighborhood and city. Get involved in social and community activities, enriching your social life.