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If You Own Your Current Home – Moving Checklist

 

  • Make sure your gas, electric and water meters are read the day you leave
  • Have your bills forwarded to your new address
  • Have the oil tank read and filled before your sale closes and provide a receipt to your lawyer
  • If the water heater is rented, arrange for a transfer of the rental agreement to the purchaser
  • Disconnect your telephone, internet, cable TV

If You Rent Your Current Home

 

  • Give the necessary written notice to your landlord and make arrangements for the return of any money you may have on deposit

When you move into your “New” Home

 

  • Make arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, telephone, cable TV and internet to be connected on the day the sale close

General Things to Do

 

  • You can pack everything yourself, or have the movers pack for you
  • Estimates from multiple companies can help you achieve the lowest cost
  • Get the “Change of Address” cards from the post office and send out well before the moving day
  • Arrange to have your mail forwarded to the new address
  • Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques
  • Inform newspapers, magazines and other home services when to start deliver at your new address
  • Change the address on your driver’s license, effective the day of your move
  • Safely dispose of all flammable liquids
  • Use up all perishable items such as frozen food
  • Book off moving day from wor

Common Questions

 

Should I Get PreApproved for a loan first?

Getting Pre-approved allows you to establish a price range and lets the seller know you’re in a position to purchase their property. It can also help limit the time once the purchase agreement is signed between you and the seller.

If you choose not to get preapproved you are at risk of not being able to afford the homes you are looking at and the possibility of already spending money on home inspections for a house you cannot own. There is also the risk of having to offers on the same property, in the case that one buyer is pre-approved they will more than likely be the ones to get the property.