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Decide to Buy 

Purchasing a home is exciting but there’s a lot to consider. Take time to define your search criteria like price range, location preference, type of ownership (co-op, condo, interval, etc.), size of property and community amenities, if applicable. Prioritize your needs (i.e., location, space, light, views, schools, etc.) but try to be flexible. In evaluating your budget, know what you can spend on a down payment as well as monthly expenditures like maintenance or common charges, real estate taxes, monthly mortgage, utilities, parking, etc.

Here’s the most important rule for keeping your stress to a minimum: you don’t have to know everything.  That’s what I’m here for, is to help you along the process.  Buying a house is definitely one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, so when it is time to make it, be sure to do some homework and ask a lot of questions.  My main goal is to find YOU your DREAM home and the only way that I can help you achieve that dream is if you call me.

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Moving Checklist

Moving requires extensive planning, teamwork and understanding. The experience does not have to be traumatic. It can be rewarding and meaningful. Here are some suggestions to help you organize for a smooth move.

Plan Ahead

  • Plan your travel itinerary. Make transportation and lodging reservations in advance.
  • Send change of address to: – post office (give forwarding address) – Charge accounts and credit cards – subscriptions (change notice requires several weeks) – friends and relatives.
  • Contact gas, electric and telephone companies in new location to arrange for immediate service.
  • Arrange insurance on the new home prior to the transfer of property.
  • Arrange for your present bank to establish credit references for new bank accounts.
  • Service appliances before moving
  • Clean rugs and have them wrapped.
  • Discontinue deliveries, electricity, water, gas, newspapers and garbage collection, etc.
  • Obtain copies or transfer your children’s school records.
  • Obtain records from doctors and dentists, including eyeglass prescriptions, dental X-rays and vaccinations.
  • Cancel club memberships.
  • Transfer car title registration, if necessary, as well as driver’s license, city windshield sticker and motor club membership.
  • Pay existing bills and cancel local charge accounts
  • Check on personal items that may be at the photo shop, bank safe deposit box, neighbor’s house, on lay-a-way or in the repair shop (i.e. shoes, jewelry, small appliances or clothing).
  • Arrange for transporting pets and obtain immunization records from the vet
  • Return all library books and anything borrowed from friends.
  • Notify the religious leader of your church or synagogue.
  • Carry traveler’s checks for quick, available funds.
  • Plan for special care and needs of infants.
  • Arrange for transporting plants.
  • Service the car for the trip.
  • Disconnect the telephone.
  • Review moving plans with your moving company representative including insurance for packing and unpacking, arrival date, payment agreement, shipping papers, etc.

One Week Before Moving

  • Clean and air out your stove
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer 24 hours before leaving.
  • Place charcoal or baking soda inside refrigerator and freezer to dispel odors.
  • Dispose of all open cans and jars that cannot be tightly sealed.
  • Remember to pack your telephone directory for future reference.

Survival Checklist

Here are items you may need immediately upon arriving at your new home. Cleaning:

  • Soap powder
  • Kitchen cleanser
  • Dishtowels
  • Paper towels
  • Dishcloth
  • Steel wool pads
  • Sponge
  • Window cleaner
  • Scrub brush
  • Mop
  • Broom


  • Paper plates, cups, and napkins
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Plastic pitcher for drinks
  • Small saucepan
  • Serving spoons
  • Teakettle


  • Facial tissue
  • Toilet tissue
  • Bath towel
  • Shower curtain
  • Face cloth
  • Bath soap
  • First aid kit
  • Aspirin
  • Prescription medicine


  • Light bulbs
  • Flashlight
  • Hammer, screwdriver, pliers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Shelf paper
  • Trash bags
  • Twine
  • Newspaper


  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Favorite toys
  • Reading materials
  • Puzzles
  • Small surprise gift


  • Easy-open cans of pudding
  • Sandwich spreads
  • Jars of cheese
  • Packages of crackers
  • Instant creamer, sugar, salt
  • Dry soup mix
  • Boxes of dry cereal, raisins
  • Instant coffee, tea, chocolate
  • Fresh fruit

On Your Moving Day

  • Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with a friend or relative.
  • Carry all currency, jewelry and personal papers (birth certificates, deeds and documents).
  • Double check closets, drawers and shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave all old keys needed by the tenant or owner with your sales associate
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