unless it is a new job for you, your Company should put all of that together for you. They probably have a relocation agent you can correspond with, and get properties set up in advance when you come over to look. Hopefully they are paying for your move as well. (Relocation Package) BTW, with the kiddies it depends on their birth date as to what grade they will be in. A 7-1/2 year old is probably in the second grade, depending on the school's calendar year. Most schools around me get started in mid to late August, and get out in late May. However some schools are year round.