Simple Moving Checklist discussed by Smartmove North East
Moving home is an extremely busy and stressful time, you might have never moved before and are a first time buyer or you might have moved several times before and your life is very busy. Whatever your situation it’s always good to create your own Simple Moving Checklist which will ensure you know everything you need to do and when, and you won’t miss anything through your selling, buying and moving process.
When you have a Moving Checklist it helps you feel in control knowing what needs to be done and when, and it enables you to get on with your everyday life during the process with minimal stress.
Moving Checklist When Putting Your Home on the Market
Moving is an expensive thing to do and there are lots of costs that you should factor in to check you can afford to move to before you take the first step.
You should know how much equity you have in your home before you put your house on the market so start by looking at similar properties which have sold in your road and area to understand how much your home might sell for. When you have done this, contact your mortgage company and check how much they would be willing to lend you, if you are able to change your mortgage and if there are any charges involved .
Next, you can look at homes for sale in the area online and check if there is anything that matches what you are looking for within your budget.
Make a list of must-have’s for your new home that don’t want to compromise on and the things that are your would like’s that you are willing to compromise on. Keep referring back to your list when you are looking at properties as it’s really easy to get fall in love with a newly renovated or beautifully decorated property which doesn’t actually tick all of your needs and wants.
When you know there are properties you would like to potentially buy within and area and within your budget you should create yourself a moving budget which includes all of the costs associated with moving:
- Estate Agent Fees
- Conveyancing/Legal Fees
- Mortgage Fees
- EPC Costs
- Stamp Duty
- Removal Costs
This allows you to understand how much you can spend on your new home after these costs have been accounted for and will be the financial reality of moving home.