Tuesday, June 29, 2021

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving Into a New Home This Season

 


Moving into a new home can be exciting, but it also comes with its fair share of stressors. There's packing up your old place, preparing for an uncertain future, and getting used to your new neighborhood. But all good things need to start somewhere, so here are some tips to help you move with ease this summer.
 

1. Safety First

It's essential to make sure everything is working correctly and safely throughout your new home. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in every room of your home, especially near bedrooms and kitchens, if there aren't any already. Also, check all outlets and ensure no exposed wiring or damaged cords with frayed edges could pose a fire hazard.

2. Do Your Research

Your new neighborhood is a part of your new home, so make sure you do all the proper research about where you will be living beforehand. Research utility costs in the area, take time to drive around, and ask questions about what kind of community is where you're headed.

3. Consider Your Commute

Some people move because of work, but often we like to move to experience a new change. Before choosing your new home, consider how your commute will change in this new location. This will make all the difference in your daily routine!

4. Set Up Emergency Kit

Every home should have this, but when you're in the middle of moving, and an emergency happens, you might pack away everything you need in boxes. Set up an emergency kit with necessities like a flashlight, extra batteries, bottled water, first-aid supplies, nonperishable food items, and prescription medications for yourself or family members to prepare for any storm or emergency in-between homes.

5. Understand Your Expenses

When it comes to moving, a lot can change that you were once used to. From utility costs to property taxes, everything is fresh and new. It's crucial that you sit down and understand your new fees, the tax rates in the area, and what you can do to lower your bills.

One important thing to remember is that here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are always ready to help you get those property taxes lowered! If you're a new homeowner concerned about tax season this year, we can help ease your stress.

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Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

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