Moving from state to state is exciting. It's an opportunity to enjoy new foods and places. It's an opportunity to make new friends and memories. As you get ready to make your move to Long Island, Our REALTORS® have some tips that will help you cross state lines and settle into your new home with minimal effort.
- Work with a local agent.
Working with a local agent gives you a significant advantage when perusing Suffolk County homes for sale. They know the real estate market, regional trends, best schools, most popular neighborhoods, etc. A local real estate agent can help make the process faster and makes it easier to find the perfect home for your family. This also gives you significant protection against online scams and deals that are "too good to be true."
- Get financing locally.
It's always best to secure financing from a local bank, but this can be difficult unless you visit in person. However, if you have an account with a national bank with a branch in the city/town you want to move into, this can make it easier.
- Give yourself time...and make a trip!
Before you make your move, take some time to visit the city/town you want to move into. This will help you "get the lay of the land." It will also give you an opportunity to meet with real estate agents, lenders, your peers at a new job, etc. These contacts can all make it easier to settle in once you arrive. As a general rule, you should start your pre-move planning and preparation about 3-6 months before you intend to move.
- Secure title insurance from a national company.
Securing a title from a national title company can make it easier to secure the loan. It will also make it easier to find a local office to visit when it comes time to sign the papers and get everything notarized.
- Close on your current home before closing on your new home.
Give yourself a few days at least between the closing on your current home and the closing on your new home. This gives some time for the papers to get processed and gives you a cushion if there are any hiccups that need to be addressed.
- Contact utilities, schools, post office, etc.
Before you leave your current home, make sure to contact the utility providers so that the heat, lights, and water will be on when you arrive. You will also want to get ahold of the school district and get your children registered. Finally, don't forget to put in the change of address form with the post office.
- Plan the logistics.
Whether you're renting a van and moving yourself, or hiring a moving company, make sure that you have everything in order on the date of your move. This means making sure the vehicle is available, everything is packed up, and you're ready to hit the road at a certain time.
- Let it go and lighten the load.
When you're moving from another state into any of the fabulous Nassau County homes for sale, the last thing you want to do is haul your "old junk" with you. Moving is a fabulous opportunity to declutter and free yourself from the bonds of old high school trophies, clothes that no longer fit, and knick-knacks that won't match the new decor.
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