Buying a home is a big deal, and for many, it is the largest asset they will ever purchase. Navigating the home buying process can seem overwhelming, especially for first-time home buyers. We always recommend working with a knowledgeable REALTOR® who can help you through the home buying process and answer any questions you may have. Today, we're exploring five things we think first-time home buyers should know about the buying process, but might not.
When we say "The Mover's Guide to Packing Everything", we don't actually mean a professional mover. We mean we're bringing you tips from a REAL Dream Builders Realty customer. You know, a person just like you who recently bought a new home and had to move her family from one house to the next. This mover has the real packing tips and tricks that you are looking for.
Without further ado, here are some moving tips for you…
- Weed out as you go. Make a pile of things to donate or sell while you are packing. This ensures that you don't take anything with you that you truly don't need anymore. Whether you are downsizing or upgrading, there are always going to be things you don't need to take with you when you go.
- Organize your boxes. You can organize your boxes in a number of ways. You could buy an assortment of colored duct tape and color code each room, sealing up the boxes for the room with the corresponding color you've assigned it. On moving day, you can put a piece of tape on the wall of each room in your new house and any family or friends helping you will know exactly where each box goes. Another idea? Number each room starting with 100 and counting up by hundreds. Every box in one room will be labeled with a number in that set, and you can keep a list of what is in each box for easy unpacking.
With this time of year comes mild weather in Florida. Getting outside to work in your yard is something you’re probably doing or getting ready to do, and if you look around you, your neighbors probably are, too.
The home you live in now may be your dream home, your starter home, your forever home, or something in between. Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future or many years from now, there are things you can do to create curb appeal that not only you will love, but that the future owners of your home will love, too.