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Roadmap for a Successful Relocation

Written by Nickel - 6 Comments

This one has been a long time coming, but… I finally got around to creating a ‘roadmap’ of sorts for everything that we went through this past spring/summer as we prepared for our move, and then actually relocated. So… If you’re interested in learning more about what you can expect when moving, decisions that have to be made, etc., then look no further. And be sure to read the comments as well as the posts, as a lot of people pitched in with tips, tricks, and suggestions that ultimately made the process a lot easier for us.

Here we go… Broken down into general categories, and then presented chronologically…

General Topics/Articles:
- Staging Your Home for Sale
- The Lengths to Which Mortgage Lenders Will Go
- How to Write a Mortgage Gift Letter
- What’s a Piggyback Mortgage?
- Rules Regarding No-Interest Family Loans
- All About Title Insurance
- The Cost of a Failed House Deal

The Process:
- Help Us Find a Realtor
- Storing our Stuff
- Preparing for our Moving Sale
- Moving Sale Results
- Improving Our Curb Appeal
- Finding a Mortgage
- Our House is on the Market
- First (Lowball) Offer Received
- Roadtrip – Time to Buy a House
- Offer Made, Offer Received
- Counter Offer Made, Another Offer Received
- Bought and Sold in Under Six Days
- Help us Choose a Mover
- Home Inspection Today
- Home Inspection Complete
- The Countdown Begins…
- Ten Days Until Closing
- Final Walkthrough Today
- We’re Homeless…
- Wire Transfers When Closing on a House
- (Another) Final Walkthrough Today
- Homeless No More
- Our Mortgage was Sold
- Pre-Paying our Mortgage

Moving With Kids:
- Eight Year Olds and Real Estate
- We Bought (and Sold) a House
- The Big Move Approaches

Random Headaches and Other Minutiae:
- SunTrust vs. Bank of America Online Bill Pay Question
- Broadband Internet Woes
- Broadband Internet Crisis Averted
- Broadband Internet Coming Soon(er than Expected)
- Reducing Our Electrical Usage
- Our Dish Network TV Experience (So Far)
- Our Dish Network Experience (Continued)
- Cut Your Own Grass or Use a Lawn Service?
- Our John Deere Model 125 Lawn Tractor
- The Dish Network Runaround
- Our Online Banking Changeover
- Money Saving Tip: Live Next Door to Someone Who’s Moving
- Cell Phone Overages – A Hidden Cost of Moving
- Bank of America’s “Out of State” Check Policy
- Dish Network Customer Service SUCKS
- Paint Recommendations?
- What Would You do With a Bunch of Bricks?
- Dish Network Customer Service STILL Sucks
- Summer Electric Bill Pain
- Termite Control: Sentricon vs. Termidor
- Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb Changeover Complete
- Solving Dish Network Customer Service Problems

Published on September 11th, 2006 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Banking, House & Home, Mortgages, Moving, Real Estate

About the author: is the founder and editor-in-chief of this site. He's a thirty-something family man who has been writing about personal finance since 2005, and guess what? He's on Twitter!

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» We’re Homeless…
» The Countdown Begins…
» Roadtrip – Time to Buy a House
» Bought and Sold in Under Six Days
» Our House is on the Market
» Ten Days Until Closing
» Homeless No More
» Help Us Find a Realtor

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6 Responses to “Roadmap for a Successful Relocation”

  1. 1
    Scott Says:

    Wow, great timing. My wife and I are relocating across the country in 16 days. Thanks for the roadmap!

  2. 2
    Mike L Says:

    When it comes to relocation, working with the right Realtor can make a big difference. Wherever you’re headed, check with the Real Estate Chamber of Commerce to find a top Realtor.


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