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The Details of Home Buying

by Debbie Correale

This is my last post in February dealing with understanding the real estate transaction and picking a mover in my series of “Home Buying Tips in 2013.”  I hope that you have found these helpful and wish you best in your house-hunting pursuit!

Real Estate Transaction – The Details
In doing research for this article, I found some great information and decided to list all of resources here for you to read.

You Found a House – How to Find a Mover
You’ve found a house and now you need to find a mover…what’s the next step?  The obvious answer is to Google movers in your area.  Go to ProtectYourMove.gov which offers a great moving check list and will also tell you if a mover is licensed for interstate moving.  To view if an interstate mover has had any complaints filed against them, click here.

According to Liz Facenda, from RE/MAX PREFERRED REALTORS in West Chester, PA,

“After getting an executed agreement on your home that you are selling or purchasing, it is important to contact moving companies, as most settlements take place near the end of the month and they are generally very busy.  Get at least 3 quotes from reputable movers, check the BBB to make sure there are no complaints and ask for referrals from your realtor, friends and family.” lizfacenda

Here are some tips from the US Department of Transportation on choosing a reputable mover, click here for the full report:

  1. Get a written estimate from several movers.
  2. Make sure the mover has insurance and is licensed by the proper authority.
  3. Remember your priorities when choosing a mover.
  4. Do your homework.

Once you have moved to your new home, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com to help you with your home redesign using what you already own!

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