Moving Tips For San Diego Mortgage Borrowers

By: Phoenix Delray

Congratulations! You have qualified for a San Diego mortgage and now you are ready to move out and on to new surroundings. Depending on several factors, such as how long you have lived in your home, saying goodbye and hello to your new San Diego mortgage might be tough, but the good news is that moving does not have to be. Here are some tips to help you move out of your old home.

Give your forwarding address to the post office, usually two to four weeks ahead of the move. Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of the change of address. Develop a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified of the move. Arrange to have utilities disconnected at your old home and connected at your new one. Cancel the newspaper. Check insurance coverage for moved items. Usually movers only cover what they pack. Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable. Note the weight of the goods you will have moved, since long-distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight. Check with your condo or co op about restrictions on using the elevator or particular exits. Have a first open box with the things you will need most like toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, pencils and paper, cups and plates, water, snacks, and toothpaste.

If you are moving out of town get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and your pets. Get copies of childrens school records for transfer. Ask friends for introductions to anyone they know in your new neighborhood. Consider special car needs for pets when traveling. Let a friend or relative know your route. Carry travelers checks or an ATM card for ready cash until you can open a bank account. Empty your safety deposit box. Put plants in boxes with holes for air circulation if you are moving in cold weather.

Six items to have on hand for the new owners are owners manuals for items left in the house. Warranties for any items left in the house. A list of local service providers as in the best dry cleaner, yard service, etc. Garage door opener. Extra sets of house keys. Do not forget to include the code to the burglar alarm and the phone number of the monitoring service if it will not be discontinued by the new owners.

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