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Buyers: Moving Into Your New * Condo

Buyers: Moving

Now that you have a bottom lined purchase agreement on your Condo, what should you do next?

ne Month before Moving:

  • If moving far away, make any necessary travel arrangements like airline, hotel, and rental car reservations. Or plan your travel route if driving.
  • Obtain an IRS Change of Address form, call 800-829-1040 and ask for form 3903 to help deduct moving expenses.
  • Gather moving supplies, boxes, tape, rope, etc.
  • Call a moving company or make truck rental reservations to move yourself. For a full list of reliable home service professionals, view our current Preferred Vendor List.
  • Place legal, medical, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
  • Obtain a change of address form to tell the post office of your move.
  • Give people or businesses that send you mail your new address:
    • Friends and family members
    • Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions
    • Charge card and credit card companies
    • Doctors, Dentists, and other medical providers
    • State and Federal tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed
    • The IRS
      • You can do this by sending them Address Change Notification cards or, for magazine publishers and business mailers, by following their change-of-address instructions.
  • Save moving receipts (many moving expenses are tax deductible).
  • Make maps of your new neighborhood to familiarize yourself and your family with your new area.
  • Plan your moving budget.

 Two Weeks before Moving:

  • Inform gas, electric, water, cable, local telephone and trash removal services
  • of your move. Sign up for services at your new address.
  • Arrange for new cable service for your new home.
  • Inform your phone company of your move.
  • Sign up for service at your new address.
  • Recruit moving day help.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Arrange to close or transfer your bank account, if appropriate.

 The Day before Moving:

  • Set aside moving materials like a tape measure, pocket knife, packing boxes, tape and markers.
  • Pick up rental truck.
  • Check oil and gas in your car.
  • If traveling, make sure you have tickets, charge cards, and other essential items.