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A Step by Step Guide to Moving House

If you are thinking about moving house but have no idea how to go about it, then this is the article for you. It will mention each and every step involved when it comes to moving house, from packing to getting your legal issues sorted. So sit back, grab your cupper and enjoy the article. The first thing you need to do is to plan and prepare. You need to think about many different things that just cannot be left to fate. You need to decide on the type of property you wish to move from – detached, semi-detached, maisonette etc. There are many different property types to choose from and if you are not familiar with them all, a little research is in order. You also need to decide on budget. If you have savings, think about how much of those savings you are going to save and how much you are going to put towards a new house.

Think about how much you could borrow from the bank etc. It would not be a bad idea to visit a few websites where you can instantly find out how much money you can borrow from banks and mortgage providers. The more research you do at this point, the less disappointment you will face in the long haul. Many people decide to wait until they have secured a new house before they start packing etc. However, professionals actually recommend that you start packing way before, from the minute you decide that you are going to move house. Of course, do not start by packing the items that you know you are going to need. Start off by packing items that you do not use or need. This includes ornaments such as canvases, statues, vases etc.

Of course, if there are items that do not work or you do not want to take with you, get rid of them there and then. De-cluttering is the key to a successful packing stage. You do not want to pack and unpack items that you do not like, want or need, so just get rid of them as soon as you come across them. There are many ways of disposing of these unwanted items, from donating to charity to selling online, so pick your favourite method and get going! Start looking at homes and arrange viewings. Houses are advertised online, in newspapers and in specialist magazines. Alternatively, you can visit estate agents and ask them about all the houses that they have for sale. Do not settle for pictures alone and always arrange viewings so that you can see the house upfront in person. It also allows you to assess the space and visualise whether or not this is the house for you. As a bonus, it allows you to ask questions about the neighbourhood (especially if the house is still occupied by people). You need to ensure that you have a lawyer to do all your paperwork. You may find that the estate agent you decide to work with will have a legal representative, so you will not have to find a separate one. However, it is always best to double check rather than just assume. Ensure that you have hired a removal service which is going to be able to relocate all of your belongings. Chances are that you are not going to be furnishing your new home with brand new furniture (unless you have hit the jackpot!), so you are going to need a pretty large vehicle. Next, all you need to do is move and enjoy life in your new home!

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