Choosing a new home is not something that should be entered into lightly. Bad choices could make your life unbearable, and as moving into a new home is an expensive business, it could be an expensive mistake that you have to live with for some time.
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Into a New Home
Here are some commonly overlooked concerns that people tend to push to one side when looking for a new home:
Just what is my new neighborhood going to be like?
When viewing a home, you’ll find you’re invited at a specific time of the day – usually when the local neighborhood is at its quietest. Make sure you check back early in the morning and late at night just to make sure you’re fully aware of your potential new neighborhood’s complete character.
What’s my morning commute going to be like?
Many people tend to move closer to their workplaces in order to lessen the time they take to travel there, but being closer doesn’t mean your commute is going to be quicker. Perhaps you are exchanging quiet lanes for very busy roads. Perform your new commute at your normal hours from your potential new home to see if you will be saving any time.
Is there anything about your new home that you should be concerned about?
When you are shown around your potential new home, you’re likely only looking at the aesthetics of the home, not the inner-workings. Do the faucets run okay? Does water drain properly? Do all the outlets work? Are there any foundation problems? Having a home inspector perform a detailed home inspection can help to spot issues that may not be noticeable, especially if you’re not well versed in home construction.
When you move into your new home you’re the one who is going to be fixing any problems should they arise, so be prepared!
Will I be paying more each month for various bills?
Homes obviously need to be heated, cooled and powered. You are not going to be too impressed if once you move into your new home, your energy bills spiral. Ask to see an outline of expenditures related to energy consumption for at least the past 12 months, with actual energy bills to back up the figures.
Why have any concerns when you want to organize a move, be it a home move or a business move? Place your requirements into the hands of our team here at All Points Moving & Storage and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Call us at (866) 421 9490 or use the online contact form that’s available on our website.