Whether you choose to live in a flat, an apartment or a house,choosing a new place to live in can be quite daunting. This is why if you are relocating soon, it pays to do a little bit of research prior to signing any papers and sealing the deal. If you can afford it, see the vicinity and check out the place first. If your move is company sponsored and a house is provided, you have no choice but to live in that particular place.
However, if your move is flexible where you get to pick the place that you want to settle it, it pays if you take some time and look for a location that you are comfortable with. There is no point in forcing yourself to stay in a place that requires you to drive 1 hour every day in getting to your place of work if driving and waking up in the morning is your main issue.
Also, you budget is another concern that you have to be very realistic about. If you are moving with a job, then there is really on problem with the lease , mortgage and all. However, if you are still unemployed and is yet to look for a new place to work to in your relocation, you might as well try to your best to look for a place that is in line with your budget.