Buying and moving to a new home can be some of the most difficult decisions and planning processes that you will go through.
There is a lot of work that will go into the process of purchasing a house and then shifting your life from one property to another. But it doesn’t have to be the stress-inducing problem that it so often ends up being. No, with careful preparation you will find that your purchase and move will be seamless. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
There are a few things that you need to do before you agree the sale of any property to ensure you aren’t going to end up unhappy with your decisions. One of those is to get a full assessment of the house, flat, or apartment that you are looking to purchase. Make sure you understand everything you need to know about a homebuyer survey before committing to a company who will conduct the survey for you. Getting these types of checks done before finalising the deal is critical to your confidence in the purchase, you will quickly find out if there are any issues that you need to be aware of and have full knowledge of the house.
Something else to check before you make the purchase is that you are financially secure in this agreement. You will no doubt have sorted your deposit before you made the bid, or at least be on the path to securing the funds you require, but make sure you are confident that your deposit will cover the costs you are hoping it will. It is all too easy to overlook some of the ‘other’ costs associated with purchasing a property like stamp duty, so ensure you have discussed finances at length with an expert before committing.
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After you have had your bid accepted and the paperwork finalised, the time has come to get moving from your old home to the new one. Here are some ideas of how to process that move in different stages:
The first thing to do before any move is plan your steps out carefully. You should take each room one-by-one and record what you are packing. Consider creating three groups for your belongings:
- Moving to the new home
- Being thrown out
This will help get you in the right frame of mind for sorting through all of your belongings. We all collect a lot of things over the years, and organising them for a move is a headache. But be careful with the process and be confident in your decision making.
One of the more challenging aspects of the moving process is conceding that there are things in your current home that you have no use for. Hire yourself a skip and use it to get rid of anything that doesn’t need to make the move with you, this is a fresh start after all. In addition, you might want to hire a storage unit so that you can move some of your belongings into a lock-up until you can commit one way or the other on their placement in your new house.
The last step is to get moving. Hire a team of professionals to help you with your big ticket items and the boxes that won’t fit in the car. You will find their experience incredibly helpful in keeping your transition stress free and simple.
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