Moving is always very busy and hectic. With all the things that you must do, you can forget a few common tasks. The checklist for home buyers pre-closing in this article provides items to include on your checklist.
Update Automobile Insurance
Contact your auto insurance company to give them your new address. Your premium could change as a result. If you are changing states, you will also need to register your vehicles in the new state and obtain a new license. Most states have reciprocity and do not mandate a driving test.
Notify Companies of Address Change
To ensure that you do not lose any mail, do not forget to update your address and begin mail forwarding. Mail forwarding is completed with the United States Postal Service either online or in-person. Forwarding is intended as an interim service and thus continues for a short time period. Provide everyone with the new address including lenders, insurance providers, employment companies, and of course family and friends.
Establish Utility Service
At least seven days prior to closing, call utility providers to end existing accounts and start new services. Among these utilities are electricity, oil or gas, cable, and telephone services. For metered utilities, the providers typically read the meter on your end/start date. If you forget to start service at your new address, then they may actually terminate the prior connection and assess a fee to come back out and restart it. Therefore, it is important that you touch base with them in a timely manner to eliminate a lapse in service and additional fees.
Register Children for School
If you have children attending school, contact the school to ask what documentation is necessary for registration. You normally must have paperwork from the existing school. You may also need copies of medical paperwork and confirmation of residency. Lastly, the process might need to be completed in person.
Other Checklist For Home Buyers Pre-closing
The above checklist for home buyers pre-closing provide only some basic items. There may be more to complete based on your particular situation. For example, if you own a business, you should register that. For help with your real estate search, call Sonny Solomon at The Keyes Company.