The final few weeks preparing to move into your new home are typically filled with anticipation. However, for most, there may also a bit of anxiety there as well. While exciting, the process of moving is also just that – a process.
Moving into a new home takes time, organization and an understanding of what to expect leading up to the move-in day. To help soon-to-be homeowners, our team at S&A Homes put together an easy guide for how to prepare for the big move free of stress!
Communicate with Your Builder
Maintaining communication throughout the homebuilding and buying process is essential to understanding what is happening with your new home. At S&A Homes, we maintain consistent communication with homebuyers every step of the way. If there are any additional questions concerning your home’s closing or move-in date, don’t hesitate to ask. Our team is here to guide our homebuyers along and keep them informed.
Schedule a Moving Service
Even without a move-in date set, homebuyers can start the process of choosing a professional mover. Ask around and get recommendations from friends, family, your real estate agent, or your S&A Homes Sales Representative. Be sure to pay attention to protection the moving company offers in terms of lost, stolen or damaged items. Once the move-in day is set, get estimates, choose the company that works best for your budget and lock in that date.
Start Packing Things Up
The earlier the packing starts, the better off you will be closer to your move. One way to keep things organized while packing is to create an inventory to provide an understanding of what you have and what you need to buy. This will also be beneficial information for the movers and homeowners insurance. Consider the items you need and do not to consolidate a few things. Pack away nonessential items first before packing those in regular use. Make sure to label boxes as you go to make it easier for both you and the movers on move-in day.
Update Your Addresses
During packing, it is easy to forget about changing your home address. To ensure mail gets delivered to your new home, head to your local post office for a change of address or go to the USPS website to update it online. So that you do not forget, also be sure to change your address with the DMV, credit cards, the bank and insurance. Updating with the DMV typically automatically updates voter registration information. For families with children, this also a good time to send transcripts and register at their new school.
Contact Your Insurance and Lender
With the move-in date quickly approaching, it’s a good idea to reach out to your insurance company to make sure coverage is in place and they will send you with a physical proof of coverage. Along with feeling secure in your new home, homeowners will also want to feel secure in their finances. When your home is near completion, contact your lender to draw up the final loan papers. For homebuyers working with a preferred lender of S&A Homes, our team will be in touch with them to schedule your home settlement.
Once move-in day is here, congratulate yourself on a job well done and start enjoying life in your new S&A home! To learn more about our new home process and our new home communities throughout Central and South-Central Pennsylvania, contact S&A Homes at 1-855-SAHOME1 or visit www.SAHomeBuilder.com.