Urban Living is the way
With so many real estate development properties sprouting
up everything in the United States, it is no wonder why
many home buyers and investors are opting to purchase new
construction, condo conversion or pre-construction condominiums,
townhomes, loft-style homes and duplex townhouses. Here
are some tips and trips for a stress free move.
Planning your move before you purchase
a real estate property
If you are in the midst of purchasing a new home for you
and your family, there are certain things that you should
be aware of before you put a deposit down on an urban home,
townhome, condominium or loft. This goes for immediate occupancy
homes, urban living condominium conversion properties as
well as pre-construction real estate. Remember that you
should do you due diligence when researching and purchasing
a condo homes or townhome, as once you put a deposit or
offer down, it is nearly impossible to rescind your decision
unless you plan to re-sell or flip the property. Below is
a useful checklist for you to get started on during your
hunt for a new luxury home, townhome or real estate property
in the United States.
If you own your present home
This is a series of steps that you should follow when you
currently own your home (even if you have a mortgage!).
With such a tight timeline for winning an offer and having
to move into your new property, home, townhome, or urban
loft, many people get stressed out unnecessarily when it
comes to moving. It's actually been researched and the facts
show that many couples and families break apart during a
home move due to all teh time and stress it takes to move
residences and locations. therefore, by doing the proper
steps in the proper order, you can alleviate any stress
and pressure that the move will present to you and your
family. This goes for any home buyer or investor planning
on moving homes, townhomes, townhouses, real estaet properties
or loft style residences. Firstly, you should arrange to
have all your services read before you leave your home.
This goes for gas and electric meters at your present home
or real estate property on the day that you leave and have
the companies forward the final bills to your new address.
Secondly, you should also have your oil tank read before
your sales closing date. Thirdly, if you have a rental water
heater, have your company arrange for the rental agreement
to be transferred to your new home. If you don't need the
rental anymore during your move to your new townhome, residence,
or property, then please ask the company what penalties
are present for stopping your rental agreement. Lastly,
you will need to disconnect all your water softeners, cable
television and telephone lines the day you leave and move
into your new home.
If you currently rent your present home
For those people and families currently renting, there isn't
much to do before you move to your exciting new home or
townhome residence. The only thing to remember is to give
necessary written notice to your landlord (with adequate
time as outlined in your original agreement) that you will
be leaving. Make sure that you get any deposits back from
your landlord and sign-off on your contract to close your
rental agreement. After that is done, you can easily and
stress-free move into your new townhome, loft or property
anytime you are allowed to.
For both current owners and renters ...
things to do when you move into your new home
When you arrive at your new home, townhome, residence property
of row house, you should make all service arrangements on
the day that your sales offer closes. This includes everything
that was discontinued, disconnected or transferred from
your previous address to your new home. Gas and electrical
utilities are often the most important as are water softeners,
telephone service and cable television. Other services that
you may need to think about transferring to your new construction
home, real estaet property or townhome is internet service,
hydro and other utilities that you currently pay for.
In general, just be smart about your home
move and plan ahead
For many people, moving homes and residences is a stressful
experience. Spend a few hours prior to your move date to
plan your day to ensure that everything you need done is
covered by yourself or someone else. This will alleviate
stress and make your home move enjoyable and quicker. There
are of course many things you need to think about once you
move into your new town home, house, residence property,
or condominium, so here is checklist of things to plan.
Firstly, you should definitely get a 'change of address'
card from your local post office to ensure that all mail
coming to you will be forwarded to your new home address.
Secondly, you should cancel all contracted services to your
previous house address as well as any pre-authorized cheques
as they will bounce and you will be charged a bank fee.
Also, inform all services of your new townhome or residence
address so that they can service your new home properly
and without stoppage. This includes: dry cleaning, garbage
pickup, newspaper service, magazines, home utilities as
well as gardening. If you need to transfer bank accounts
and securities, this is the time to do it ... otherwise,
it gets tougher as you settle into your new home. Also,
you should either transfer or cancel memberships to social,
recreational, athletic, religious and business affiliations
when you move to ensure that they know you have moved homes,
townhomes, residences or property. In addition, you will
need to transfer all dental, medical plans, prescriptions
and optical records to reflect your new home. Effective
on the day of your move, you should have the home address
on your driver's license changed as well. For plants and
pets, make sure there is adequate resources to have the
moved during your moving day. As well, dispose of any garbage
or flammable materials prior to your move to your new home,
townhome, residence condo.
As you can see, just following some or all of these checklist
items will make your moving day smooth, enjoyable and stress
free for everyone. Plan ahead and you will in your new home
in no time!