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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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2 Things You Need To Do Before You Move Into Your New Living Space

by Nathan Olson

If you are thinking about moving, there are a lot of things that you have to plan out. Many of those things include what you need to do at your new house to make sure that it is ready for you to move into. Making sure that you have everything prepared makes the move a little less stressful and means that you don't have to do more work once you are in your house. 

Call the Electric Company

You want to make sure that you have power on when you start moving in. You need to be able to see where you are going. You will need to call the electric company a few days ahead of your move date to set up a start date for your new electrical service. If you are moving within the same area, the electric company will be able to just switch your account over. It shouldn't take too long to do that. They will want to make sure that you have paid off any bill that remains at your previous address. If you are moving into a whole new area, it will take more time because you will have to provide a lot of information to the power company to make sure that they will turn on your power. 

One thing any power company may require is that someone be at your new domicile before they will turn on the power. That's because they will want to have someone make sure that all the breakers are turned off to lessen the risk of a fire or other electrical problem.

Call the Water/Sewer Company

If you are moving into a rental location without the water and sewer provided or you are buying your new house, you will need to make sure that you have water and sewer turned on before you move. In some places, they are the same company so it can be easy to get both of them turned on at the same time. You may have to talk to two separate companies. You will probably want to have the start date be a day or two before you move in. That will give you some time to fix any problems if the service isn't turned on when you asked for it to be. 

Moving into a new living space can be difficult on everyone involved. Making sure that you do a few thing before you move will make getting into your new house easier. Contact moving companies if you need help with your upcoming move.