Moving to a new home can be a very exciting experience. It can be a time to reorganize rooms that have become cluttered and can allow you to have a fresh start. For some, moving can be a terrible experience. To make things easier, we’ve compiled some tips that we’ve learned over the years.
Have an “essentials bag” for overnight
Chances are you’ll need something during the trip to your new house and you don’t want to be rummaging through boxes to get to something in an emergency. So, before you pack, think about things you might need in a hurry and put them in a bag so they can be easily accessible.
Wrap fragile items and electronics in clothing
Unless you’re okay with paying a fortune for wrapping paper, just use clothing to wrap the stuff that might break. You’ll need to move your clothing as well so this is a way to move two birds with one stone.
Label a box with its contents and the room it belongs in
Great way to stay organized in what can be a hectic time. If you know the room in which a box belongs, putting it there as you move in will make life much easier when it comes time to unpack.
Take a photo of how your electronics are connected
Getting the wiring correct and functional for your electronics is sometimes like a work of art and the easiest way to recreate the art is with a photo.
Make your last grocery trip two weeks before moving
This will give you plenty of time to use up the food you buy and will prevent access waste you’ll have to throw out.
As we are closing out our third quarter of business in the Longport, Margate, and Ventnor single family home sector, we are happy to see an uptick in units and average sold price. The market is continuing to get stronger over the past several years, and we are well on the way to full recovery from the 2008 mortgage meltdown and the 2012 Super Storm Sandy impact.
2013 first 3 quarters of closed business: 213 units with an average sale of $669K
2014 first 3 quarters of closed business: 217 units with an average sale of $632K
2015 first 3 quarters of closed business: 266 units with an average sale of $647K
As a benchmark, in 2015, we sold more units in the down beach area than 2006 and 2007, both of which are historically considered our best real estate years. A few reasons for the upswing are some extremely good values and shrewd purchases in Ventnor, the introduction of new construction town homes in the boardwalk and marina districts, luxury new construction single family’s, and the insertion of new construction options in the less than one million dollar markets. Some other factors stimulating our real estate markets are, a strong economy, low interest rates, upgrade purchases, high elevations, and some amazing weather with beautiful summers.
Traditionally, we sell 20% of our inventory for any given calendar year in the 4th quarter it’s still a great time to list and sell your home. It’s even a better time to make a purchase decision as some of the shrewdest and best buys are made over the winter months. If we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our many experienced professionals at Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty.