Looking to Purchase a Home? Moving Advice for First Time Homebuyers

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Your dream has finally come true – you are moving from the world of renting into the realm of homeownership and are finally in a position to own your first home. You are dealing with all the finances, and looking forward to a new future, but there’s one important aspect of owning a home for the first time that people seem to forget about – the move itself.

Moving into your own home is different from moving into an apartment. An apartment may seem like it's yours but after all, it is owned by someone else. It’s also usually a temporary thing, whereas owning your own home means you could be owning something for the rest of your life.

Get Your New Life in Your New Home Off to the Cleanest Possible Start

The first thing to do before you make the move is to clean your new home from top to bottom. Unless your home is new construction, it’s likely to be a little dirty from the previous owners. It’s always best to start with a clean slate – or a clean house – before moving in.

Secondly, you need to look around to find a reputable moving company in your area. You may be tempted to complete the entire move yourself, but this is both time-consuming and back-breaking. A proper moving company will have the experience and manpower to facilitate the move much quicker and with much less effort than if you choose to do it yourself.

Ask Around for Experiences of Various Moving Companies

Ask around for recommendations of local moving companies. None of your friends or family may have moved recently, but they probably know one or two people who have. Collect as many experiences as you can before you make a decision.

Make sure that any quote you receive is written down, and make sure you understand the terms of your arrangement. Some moving companies will not move specific items, and others may not have sufficient insurance should your items get damaged during transit. You do not want to be held responsible if items remain at your previous property, or cherished keepsakes are broken beyond repair.

For the best in moving services in Connecticut and western Massachusetts, please contact our team here at Capitol Moving & Storage. We can be reached by phone today at (860) 415-4400. We’ll do all we can to serve you in the best way possible, and to make moving into your new home as smooth as humanely possible.

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