Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tips for Your Apartment Move In Day!

When the property manager from your new apartment building hands over your new keys you get both a spike of excitement and a sign of relief. Excitement for the new adventures that await you in your new home and relief that your search is over!  Now to keep this feeling going and to have a smooth move in day you’ll want to read through our tips below. By taking these tips into consideration you can keep your move day stress free. 

1. Are you living on the gound floor of your apartment? If not, you’ll want to contact your property manager again. Most apartment bulidings allow one elevator to be blocked off for your moving company. This will ultimately save you time and money if your moving company charges by the hour. 

2. Does you apartment building have a parking area for the moving truck? If not, you can contact your cities general office and request a permit for hooding parking meters or a obstruction permit. This allows the moving trucks to park on the street or at a parking meter. This will again ultimately same you time and money because the movers will have a shorter distance to carry your belongings. 

3. Point your moves in the right direction, have them place the items in the appropriate rooms. This will save you a lot of time unpacking in the long run because everything will be in the correct space. All you’ll have to do is open a box and start placing the items. This will also save your back because you won’t have to try and lift so many heavy boxes. 

4. Coordinate all your insulation appointments for move in day or the day after. This will get all the hassle done in one or two days so you can enjoy your new home. This will also save you from procrastinating hooking up all your electronics or appliances.  Sometimes your moving company will have relationships already formed with installers all you have to do is ask when setting up your move. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

To Move or Not to Move? Here's some things to Consider!

Everyone has different and unique reasoning for moving, for example some people move to be closer to family, find a job, or make a new start for themselves. Reasons like those listed before might be considered a necessity but other may find it a choice to move or not. Either way you look at it there is a major change in your everyday route and way of living. Below are some things that can impact your moving decision and are great things to consider for you and your family

1) Raising a Family - You may want to consider the age of your children when planning your move. How will transferring to a new school affect them? Will they still be close to their friends? You also want to consider the area your moving to, is it family friendly? Are their children in your community? 

2) Daily Living - it’s true that some communities are more expensive to live in. What type of a lifestyle do you live and can your new community provide you with it? This can be affect by the type of job you have and home affordability. Another aspect to consider is your own emotions because saying good bye to your community, home friends and family within can be difficult. 

3) Selling and Buying - Buying and Selling a home can be an exciting and scary time, you have to make sure your prepared for both. Make sure you also anticipate the costs of this process as well, some that can be forgotten are realtor fees and closing costs. If your moving to another state you really need to take a close look at these fee because they can be different. 

4) Your Career - Having job opportunities in your new community is a large factor that can influence your choice to move. Will your job transfer you to a new location? Do you already have a job in your new community? When looking at a new company or career choice you may start at a lower wage. 

There are plenty of other driving forcing when considering moving, what are yours? Make sure to look at every aspect of your life before making a large move!