We bought our house, which happens to be our first home together, almost five years ago. A part of me regrets it, because of the current market situation. We have overgrown our home, and as much as we would like to buy something bigger, we can’t. It’s nearly impossible to sell our house right now, let alone get as much as we still owe on it.
So for now, we are making improvements here and there to help us get ready to sell in the next few years, hopefully.
Have you purchased a new home recently? Or maybe you’re in the process now?
Here are a few important steps you should take, to keep your family and identity safe during and after the move.
Protect Your Belongings When Moving
When you’re on your way into your new home, there are a couple of things you should remember to do. If you decide to hire a moving company, make sure to check the Better Business Bureau for reviews of the movers before allowing them in your home. Also, keep all papers containing identifying personal information in a safe while moving.
Keep Track of New Purchases
You should continually monitor your financial accounts, so you’ll know if a bill is missing or unauthorized purchases have been made. Often, when you purchase a new home, you will be busy making purchases for it, and unauthorized purchases are easier to miss.
Update Your Address with Creditors
As soon as you purchase your new home and move, you need to not only file a change of address with the United States Postal Service, but with each and all of your creditors as well.
These are just a few suggestions to help you, when purchasing a new home. For even more, check out the LifeLock for Life Sweepstakes, where you can also enter to win a LifeLock membership or $1,000 Visa gift card.
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