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I just purchased my first house! Close soon. Now when is the best time to leave the rental? It will cost $900 if I give 2 months notice and it is $1500 if I go sooner. Either way I may or may not get the deposit back also. I should get it though. My spouse said not to worry about the 2 monthly payments. I do want to get new carpet in the house before we move in, it is needed. I don’t like being stessed by a deadlines. Slowly moveing in I can unpack and decorate before we live in it. I will have a 3 car garage to store things in if needed. Not sure on what to inspect and clean first before moveing in. Would it be better to take time on getting carpet after we move in? It would only take a month. 2 months is too long. The $1500 is less then 2 rent payments. What other fees are there that the realitor might not have told me off needing before I move in? What are the most common mystakes when moveing?



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • Well from my personal experience I would do any cleaning, painting and flooring BEFORE moving in. Then while you are packing up the rental I would decide what you can do with out and donate, sell or toss. No sense in moving it.
      I would try to complete any and all projects in the new house that requires moving stuff out of the way before moving in. Then once you move out and get all your stuff to your new home I would then go back to the rental and clean and repair whatever you can.
      Congrats and Good Luck!



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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • You will have to decide what is best for you regarding the rental situation based on what it states in your lease. I would do what Vikki said. It is much easier to move into a new home when it is ready and all you have to do is unpack. Now for the other fees. I am a Realtor. Are you being represented by a buyer’s agent? The Realtor is working for you. If so your agent should have gone over everything with you. If your being represented by a sellers’ agent they cannot represent you like a buyer’s agent as they are working for the seller. However, that Realtor should assist you. You are also entitled to hire a home inspector within a certain time frame stated on your purchase and sales agreement. I highly recommend getting a home inspection. From your lender once you are approved for the mortgage you should receive a good faith estimate which states what you will have to bring monetarily to the closing table. Your attorney should have a copy of any paperwork you signed. If you have any legal questions ask your attorney. Good luck!happy



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      Elizabeth Wilkinson wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • estatic  Thank you Ladys!
      I do know that I’m going to clean first but not sure if I should get carpet or take my time to get carpet.
      I did do the home inspection. It does help alot. Crazy if you didn’t do it is how I feel.
      All is set for the “by closeing time“. Not sure if there Maybe other fees. Or other to does that no one has told me of for after the closeing date.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • Elizabeth I’m not sure what other fees there could be since the realtor should have told you an exact amount to bring. You should probably check with them and your lender.

      The only other fees I could think of would be utility fees for moving/changing service. And of course the beer and pizza fee for any helpers you have.

      If you can do carpet before you move in that would be so much easier but finances come into play here so.....



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