Previous owners are invaluable when purchasing a new home. There are many questions you will have as a new homeowner that only the previous owner will be privy to. If the home contains appliances with manuals and warranties, make sure to ask the previous owners for copies of the required documents. Also, make sure to inform yourself on the home’s cable services, irrigation systems, central vacuum systems and security systems. Other things to question the previous owners about include the contact information of any contractors or service workers that have completed work around the home.
Preparing to pack
Packing can be one of the most tedious parts of purchasing and moving into a new home, but if you keep yourself organized, it does not have to be stressful. Making a list and labeling what each box contains is an easy way to keep yourself organized and informed about where your belongings are currently stored. Whether you are moving your things yourself or using a moving company, make sure you keep track of all your belongings.
Notify your previous servicers about your move
Forwarding your mail and transferring all your services to your new home is also an important aspect of moving. If you have children, it is recommended that your transfer your child’s records to their new school at least two months in advance to avoid any hold-ups. Also, make sure to go to your local post office and forward your mail so nothing gets lost in the shuffle. Important entities to notify when moving include employers, utility companies, banks and credit card companies.
If you would like to know more about the various homes in the Erath County area, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to show you around the Erath County area.