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As you are preparing to make your transfer to this area, there are a myriad of details that must be addressed. Real Estate practices in the area often are quite different from your home town. Therefore, we believe it will be extremely helpful for you to peruse the checklist of "Things to be aware of and to review", set forth below.

We specialize in all types of relocation and we understand the extraordinary services required to provide you with a smooth transition.

We have built our company on a reputation of service and professionalism. When you work with us, we will be with you every step of the way. . . from your orientation tour.. to a temporary rental unit, if needed, . . . to finding the home of your choice ... to being with you at your closing... plus everything in between.

Things To Be Aware of and Review

  • Taking Physical Possession of your new home: As a general rule, possession takes place on the date of deed recording. Recording usually takes place the next business day after closing. In some cases it may take up to a week for possession, but seldom longer.
  • Utility Connections: We will help you to identify the various utilities servicing your area. In order to avoid having to make deposits for new service, you will need to obtain a letter of credit from your previous utility company(s).
  • Which Appliances Stay and Which Do not: Refrigerators and washer and dryers are generally not included in the sale of a home. If you need guidance in the purchase of appliances, we will be happy to assist you.
  • Animal Licensing: Almost all city ordinances require that dogs wear a collar and leash outside the dwelling of the owner.

    In order to license your animal, you will need a verification from a veterinarian that your animal has been vaccinated for rabies. The number of pets allowed per home varies depending on the various city ordinances. Some cities also require licensing of cats. If you have pets, let us know and we will provide you with the needed information.

  • Vehicle, Voter Registration and Drivers License Information: We have devoted several pages in this book to provide you with the where, when and hows of each.
  • What about Insurance: You will probably want to have several companies provide you with bids. Make sure you check out all the discounts allowed. Some companies give the following discounts; multiple car, good driver, nonsmoker and good student. Home insurance discounts are for: fire alarms, security systems, etc.
  • Mail Transfer and Keys: Many times mail transfer can be a rather complex issue. New subdivisions may have what are called 'Cluster Boxes'. You want to make sure you know where your box is. Keys are not transferable so there may be a delay in having your mail box re-keyed. We can help relieve your stress here.
  • Trash and Recycling: Trash collection is separate from recycling. Each service has its own fee. In many cases the fees are paid through the Home Owners Association, but some are paid directly. If you let us know, we will check this out for you, along with the pick up schedule. NOTE: You may want to ask your moving company about taking your corrugated boxes, many will, as long as they are flat. If not, you will need to make arrangements with a disposal company for their removal.
  • Examining Shipped Goods: Remember when examining shipped goods most movers have a time limit to examine the contents and file claims.
  • Banking Connections: If you tell us what kind of a bank you are looking for and what your parameters are we will be more than happy to provide you with some recommendations.

 

Make Your Move Easier

Whether you move across the county or clear across country, you'll face a myriad of details. Burgan Real Estate Ltd. offers these suggestions to help simplify and organize your move:

Plan Ahead
Experts recommend scheduling moves at least one month in advance, especially during the peak moving season between May and September. Some estimates indicate 80 percent of all moving and storage business is done when schools are out, so book your movers early.

Ask Questions
Take the time to get as much information as possible from moving companies before selecting one. Check on truck size and availability. Ask about moving supplies, such as boxes, dollies and furniture pads. Find out about protection plans for your possessions. Ask about lost or damaged property claim procedures. Determine price differences in packing the truck yourself or having it professionally packed. Get written estimates.

Save Your Receipts
Many of your moving expenses are tax deductible, so hang onto your receipts. Consult with your tax advisor to find out what is deductible, or call the Internal Revenue Service and request Publication 521: Tax Information On Moving Expenses.

Change Your Address
Stop by your local post office and pick up a free change-of-address kit. The packet includes change-of-address cards to notify magazine publishers, charge accounts, clubs, organizations, insurance and investment companies about your move. The kit also has an address forwarding card for the post office.

Collect Documents
If you're moving out of the area, you'll need to gather your family's personal records. Remember to get your medical and dental records, school transcripts, legal documents, titles, bank records, tax returns, stocks and bonds certificates, birth certificates, passports and insurance documents. Be sure to empty your safe deposit box.

Cancel Utilities
When you cancel your telephone, gas, electric, garbage, water and other utilities, call and order service for your new home. You'll be able to make telephone calls, plug in the vacuum and do a load of laundry the minute you step into your new home.

If you need a list of services in your new neighborhood, contact your agent about schools, voter registration, auto licensing and registration, utilities and more.


ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:
  • Utility Connections: Your Real Estate agent will help you identify the various utilities servicing your area. To avoid having to make deposits for new services, you will need letters of credit from your previous utility companies.

  • Animal Licensing: Most city ordinances require that dogs are licensed and on a leash when outside the home. To license your pets, you will need verification from a veterinarian that your animal has been vaccinated for rabies. The number of pets allowed per home varies depending on the various city ordinances. A few cities even require that cats be licensed.

  • Vehicle, Voter Registration and Driver's License Information: Ask your Real Estate agent about the licensing laws in your new community.

  • Insurance: We recommend that you get bids from several companies. Make sure you get the discounts you deserve. Many companies give multi-car, good-driver, nonsmoker and good-student discounts. Home insurance discounts are granted for fire alarms, security systems, and that sort of thing.

  • Mail Transfer and Keys: Sometimes mail transfer can be pretty complex. New subdivisions may have cluster boxes, which are mailboxes grouped at intervals along your street. Make sure you know where your box is. Keys are not transferable so there may be a delay in having your mailbox rekeyed.

  • Trash and Recycling: Trash collection is usually separate from recycling. Each service may have its own fee. In some cases the fees are paid through the Homeowners Association, but some are paid directly to the municipality. Your Real Estate agent would be glad to research this for you, and get you a copy of the trash and recycling pickup schedules. NOTE: Ask your moving company about taking your corrugated boxes. Many will, as long as they are flat. If not, you will need to make arrangements with a disposal company for their removal, or ask your municipality if it has a one-time removal service for new residents.

  • Examining Shipped Goods: Examine shipped goods immediately because you will have a limited amount of time to file claims on any damaged or missing possessions.

  • Banking Connections: Tell us what kind of banking relationship you are looking for and we'll provide you with some recommendations.




Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Listing(s) information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information on this site was last updated 04/23/2014. The listing information on this page last changed on 04/23/2014. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of NEOHREX (last updated Wed 04/23/2014 7:45:01 PM EST). Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Burgan Real Estate, LTD. may be marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo and detailed information about those properties will include the name of the listing broker(s) when required by the MLS. All rights reserved. --
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