3 Steps to Moving Before the Holidays

Parents and young child unpacking moving boxes

Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and that may mean you’re slipping out of vacation mode. Is setting a moving timeline back on your to-do list? If you’re ready to start touring model homes so you can find your dream home, you may want to be settled before the holiday season. (After all, wouldn’t it be great to break out your tree, menorah or other decorations and have them on display in a brand-new living space?) If that’s your goal, here are the steps to make it happen.

1.   Get pre-qualified now.

Don’t wait to get your finances in order. Getting pre-qualified before you start your home search can put you in a better place to act fast and keep your moving timeline on track. You’ll also have a better idea of what kind of mortgage you can be approved for so you can stay on budget. For more information, check out our mortgage affiliate, HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation.

2.   Search for quick move-in homes.*

Building a brand new home is a unique process for so many reasons. Homebuyers love the ability to select hundreds of fixtures and finishes to make their home unique. But does that mean there aren’t any options for those who want to move sooner? Absolutely not. Builders often have homes already under construction that can close on a faster moving timeline. Depending on the construction schedule, you may not be able to personalize your home, or personalize it like you would building from the ground up, but the wait time is shorter.

On RichmondAmerican.com, be sure to select Show me quick move-in homes during your search for a list of homes already in the works.

Search bar with quick move-in homes filter

For more information on quick move-in homes, go here.

3. Research moving companies ahead of time.

When you contract on a new home, the excitement begins! You may need to buy boxes, start a donation pile and make preparations to haul all your belongings to your new place. But back up the truck! When you have that much on your to-do list, you may not feel like researching and comparing moving companies. And you don’t want to choose the wrong company because you’re in a hurry. Especially with the holidays coming up, we recommend selecting a mover during your home search. That way, when you sign your contract, you can make one quick call and your move is booked! For more on selecting a mover, go here.

It may not even be Halloween, but the holidays are just around the corner. Taking the steps to buying a new home now will pay off when you reach the bustling season ahead. Here are some more helpful articles you may want to check out:

*Closing dates are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. Homebuyers may be limited in the structural changes, options and upgrades which can be made to homes.