This is where the internet can be of assistance. You can often find a website for
the Chamber of Commerce in the city you are moving to. They can help you with many things such as:
If you can't find a website for the Chamber of Commerce for a specific city, you can write a letter asking for information. Most towns have a Chamber of Commerce. Address your letter to "Chamber of Commerce," and then put the city, state and zipcode for that city.
Another great use the internet can provide is locating home dealers in that area. Of course, the time will probably come when you will actually need to make a personal appearance and take care of the finer details but a lot of your long distance information gathering can be done via email or phone.