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Moving in a Hurry with a House to Sellimages


      Sometimes when you put your house on the market,

with plans to start looking for a new home to move into,

the house will sell much faster than you intended. If this

happens to you, keep these 5 tips in mind to be sure you

make the right decisions for your family:

  • •Take your time. It might not seem like it is possible to leisurely look for a new home, but sometimes it is necessary. You do not want to purchase a new home in a hurry, only to find out it needs a ton of work, it is in a bad area, or it is just not the home that is right for your family.

  • •Check with friends or relatives. Do they know of any homes for sale that could fit your family’s needs? If your home sells, and you must move out before finding a new home, you will also want to check with them about possibly staying in their home for a period of time.

  • •If it is not possible to briefly stay with a friend or relative, check into apartments that are for rent. Some landlords will allow a family to move in for a period of a few months while looking for a new home. You may be required to pay a bigger deposit, and give a 30 day notice before vacating, but it will be worth it to have somewhere to stay stress free while you are house searching.

  • •Put your belongings in storage. This may cost you a small fee, but is a great way to not have extra baggage and clutter  wherever you do end up staying while looking for a home. Renting a storage unit is very common, and is usually paid for on a monthly basis. This is also helpful because you still have access to all of your items, in case you realize you need something that you decided to put into storage. Keep in mind; you may also be required to give a 30 day notice before removing your items from storage.

  • •Cut back on the number of items you store by hosting a moving sale. If possible, keep all items you do not plan on using again, or haven’t used in a period of 1 year, and set them aside in a “sell” pile. Doing this will reduce the size of the storage unit you will need to rent, will get rid of items you will probably not use in your new home, and will make you a little bit of extra money for the costs you are accruing!