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How soon after closing did yall move in

How soon after closing did yall move in

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fzero127

Movers came a day after the closing date


Klm3rbe975

Thank you!


melsue1026

We’re still waiting on closing, and we have to have appliances delivered. We’re hoping to close around the 29th and be moved in by 4/1 here’s hoping! If it was sooner then sooner. I plan on scheduling appliance delivery the day after closing, and scheduling movers the day after that. We are not trying to pay another months rent for a few days.


Klm3rbe975

Do you have to be home when the appliances get delivered? Good luck to your closing!


melsue1026

That won’t be an issue because my fiancé quit his job(yes he’s a grown man and almost 40-he thinks he knows everything) so he’ll be there. I just need the date so I can get it scheduled. Id hate to move and live a week or two without a fridge and stove-I mean I guess it’s doable but ugh.


whoaretheyy

Moving this weekend - will be a little over 3 weeks since closing. To be fair I lost a week in there with the snow in TX so it's a bit longer than I had planned. I've been taking my time painting and put wood floor in etc. I didn't reserve movers or anything until after closing - knew anything could happen and always assume the worst.


PleaseNoOpenConcept

How did you handle transferring utilities and internet etc before moving? We're expecting to do work before moving in too and not sure how long it will take.


whoaretheyy

I have apartment until early April. I setup utilities about a week prior to closing to be started in my name the day of closing. I did not setup internet right away. I did cave and get it two weeks in because I was paranoid with the house being vacant so wanted the alarm system/cameras set up. So...currently paying everything at two places unfortunately.


Gideon0820

We had utilities (internet water power garbage) all ready to go week before closing. So we could move in and be up and running, ready to WFH the next day.


Klm3rbe975

Taking your time is always better than rushing it , which seems like what I am planning on. Thanks for the timeframe!


mabonkitty

We're closing on 3/24, but likely won't move in until the end of April. We're getting painting done, appliances delivered, and a few repairs. We're fortunately living with SO's dad right now and aren't locked into a lease which is a huge help.


Klm3rbe975

Do you have to be at your home for all those things to be done?


September75

I closed 2/26 and probably won't move until April. I wish I could move right away, I can't wait to live there and I'm so sick of my apartment, but there are a couple of minor renovations I want to get done before I move my cats in. Was hoping to get it done by the end of March but the contractor said not likely. I didn't think they were major jobs, one is adding a door on the bedroom, and extending the bathroom wall to the ceiling (whoever designed the open air bathroom is clearly not shy about that but it was an odd design choice IMO.) I do love open concept but it's a little *too* open for my comfort.


Klm3rbe975

Oh open bathroom is def weird. I only saw that in some chi-chi hotels. congrats on closing!


rshana

We moved 8 days after closing. We spent that week painting a bunch of rooms in the house, setting up internet, getting a cleaning service in, had someone hook up the fridge to water source since the sellers never bothered, etc. The new house was an hour away from the old house, so we drove up whatever we could each day and then the movers took all the big stuff and a thousand of our other boxes 😂😂😂 We also made at least 300 trips to Home Depot that week. Anyway I booked the movers once we got the clear to close and our closing was officially scheduled. Despite moving Labor Day weekend, I had no issues booking movers.


Klm3rbe975

oh wow a cleaning service. I didn't even think of that. Ok so looks like most people are arranging the movers after closing. Good to know. Thank you!


rshana

I should note that our movers had a 48 hour change/cancellation policy so there was little risk in scheduling before closing since I didn’t plan to move until a week later. I actually would have preferred more time between closing and moving, but daughter had to start school so we moved as late as we could.


rshana

Sorry also to add, we didn’t think we’d need a cleaning service since the house looked spotless during the inspection, but once the sellers removed their stuff, we realized it wasn’t as clean as we thought. Broom clean is not very clean! So we had the cleaning service deep clean inside cabinets, fridge, etc.


mavjdm

First off the housing market is crazy back when I was looking in July 2020. I just talked to my broker recently and he told me it's still crazy out the central valley Cali. But here we go, We got lucky and found a home for sale by owner who did not put on MLS but wanted to sell quick. Best home we saw out of the 30+ in one month but offer accepted the next day and closed exactly in 30days on September 4th 2020. We made arrangements the week of closing and I'll tell you it was stressful but once your in that home of yours it seems to go all away. We did let our landlords of 5+ yrs know moment our offer was accepted and what the expected move out day was. We set it for Sept 7th. And I reserved a uhaul truck for 24hours 2 weeks in advance. Got one of the bigger trucks so I can load everything in one go. Less mileage to use.


Klm3rbe975

Thank you and it is reassuring that the closing stress goes away. Im surprised they had your uhaul truck. I am hearing of people's uhaul rsvp being canceled and such.


NightMoonOwlBitch

We bought in 2017, and closed on 06/08. We changed the locks the day we closed as we had keys in hand upon closing. We were renting and told them we would be out by 07/01 and used our “last” months rent to not pay for June. The new house was completely empty but we wanted to paint and replace the flooring (original carpet from 1991 - EW!) to hardwood. So we worked on that and paid for electricity and internet on both our apartment and house for one month. We moved ourselves, and moved all the big stuff on 06/26 and little things throughout the month as we finished the rooms. Cleaned out the apartment and did final walk through with the landlord on 06/30. Had utilities out of our name for the apartment effective 07/01. First mortgage wasn’t due until 08/01 so that gave us the financial stability to essentially live and pay for 2 places for just under one month.


Klm3rbe975

oh wow that is old flooring. You moved in before you paid the mortgage right?


NightMoonOwlBitch

Yes. We were moved in by 06/26, first mortgage payment was 08/01. Got our security deposit back on the apartment we were renting and used that towards the first mortgage payment anyway. I think if we had hired a moving company, we would have made arrangements before actually closing, giving a week for any crazy delays. But I think it really depends on how much time you have to leave the place you’re in. For us, we had 3 weeks so we could afford the flexibility.


islanddoor

We moved in exactly eight weeks after closing. We had to have some work done (electric, HVAC, water heater, asbestos removal). We moved some smaller things and had some new furniture and appliances delivered over time, then hired movers for the big moving day.


Klm3rbe975

Ok, thank you for the time frame!


nematocyster

1) Three hours? Dropped partner off to grab U-haul, I signed docs at 10a, went back to help partner pack the truck, got the call at ~2p that we had the keys, then wrapped up packing until 4. 45 min drive to the new place. We were all unpacked, returned the U-haul, and in bed at new house by 11p. I've 32, but have moved 20+ times, so I get things organized, labeled, and ready to go in the days leading up to moving. 2) I called to set up utilities a week to a few days prior (some require a number of business days to setup, so plan accordingly!). U-haul was also ordered a few days prior. My agent said I was good to pack day of closing when I asked a few days before...and that the worst that could happen would be getting the keys the next day if the lender took longer. I also wired closing funds 2 days early per title agent.


Klm3rbe975

Wow that is super fast. I won't be able to do it that fast since I am moving a bit farther away. Ok thanks for the tip about being ready to go before moving. I was assuming it would just take me a day to get everything (2BR home) boxed up but now I am thinking it will take me awhile. I will ask agent about sending funds early. I did not know that was a thing! Thanks.


this-shit-rules

We moved 95% of our stuff the same day. We didn't have that much stuff to begin with and our new house is only a mile or so away from our previous rental so it didn't take long for us. We also were not doing any painting or flooring or anything.


Klm3rbe975

thank you for the information! yea that is super close but at least the move was over fast!


cddide

I could have moved same day but I got my keys in the afternoon and then had to work the next two days so 2 days later


Klm3rbe975

thank you!


bingqiling

We closed on a Monday and started moving in slowly throughout the week (like taking a box or 2 at a time) but we also previously lived half a mile down the road, which made that possible to do!


bettysbad

i decides to replace floors in four of the rooms and paint for the month of February after closing in january. just moved in this weekend. its much better this way!


Klm3rbe975

congratulations! yea, I forgot that sometimes you have to fix the home just before you move in. I guess its easier doing it before than later.


bettysbad

right. i had a more ambitious plan but was kind of expecting to have to cross things off the list. all in all im glad we at least got some floors down cuz god it woulda been a mess after moving in.


sophie-deveraux

Closed 2/2. Got approval for the changes Wednesday night (HOA). Talked to flooring place yesterday. Dropping off check today. Hoping to move in by 3/20. Living with family and they’re not about to kick me out, but we’re alllllllll ready for me to be gone.


Klm3rbe975

haha that must be great! good thing you have family. Congratulations and Thanks!


meeeeeeesh1

3 Days. I closed on a Wednesday. I called to make account with the utilities a week prior to closing. Scheduled movers to come the following Saturday morning. Verizon came Saturday afternoon. (My closing was then pushed a week, so it was fun having to call these companies to adjust the transfer dates.) After closing, I did bring over a couple items for cleaning and whatever else I could put in my car that wasn't in boxes for the movers.


Klm3rbe975

Thank you for the utility tip. I assumed I would call for utilities after closing. Now I have a better idea of what to do


meeeeeeesh1

Yea, worst case you call and adjust the dates... That's what I was told. My seller wasn't as nice and planned to shut electric off day off closing.


[deleted]

That day!! We were so excited. Slept on our mattress on the floor


Klm3rbe975

Wow congratulations!


swarleyknope

My initial plan was to give notice once the keys are in my hand, but I’m waiting until after the place is fumigated for termites before giving notice. Scheduling the fumigation for a couple of days after closing to allow for some wiggle room & figure I’d rather pay 3 extra days of rent by waiting until after it’s done than give notice before, then have something go wrong that might further delay things and end up having to scramble to get out.


PM_ME_YOUR_GUARS

Great questions! This is something that keeps me up at night (I'm an over planner and worrier lol). I've already called the town's water and electric (it's municipal). I've reached out to oil delivery companies and trash pick up companies to get an idea of our options. Next is to set up internet installation for the day after closing. We work from home so we can't have any delays on utilities! We close on 3/30 and I requested the attorneys to do a closing as early as they could \~10am. So we would do a final walkthrough at 9am, closing 10am, get lunch/go grocery shopping for what we need/kill sometime and within a few hours we should be on record and able to get the keys. From there, we will move one car load in, change the locks, and I'm in the process of finding a carpet cleaner and house cleaner to come by late afternoon/early evening. We would plan to fully move in the next morning. As long as you can be flexible, and the people you choose to work with can be too, plan away! You can check with your lender/agent first. I'm way too excited about this house to wait much longer than a day past closing to move :). I also stress much less when I have everything planned out.


Kurtz1

We were worried about our sellers getting out of the house, so we didn’t plan to move right away. And, they did have shit left over we had to have moved. Ultimately we ended up moving about 20 days after close, because we had to unexpectedly replace all the carpet (cat piss EVERYWHERE).


Gideon0820

DAY OF! Just this Tuesday. Our closing date kept getting kicked back due to incompetence on the appraiser's end and our lender was going through personal crisis and not on top of things for the last 10 days of escrow. IM EXHAUSTED but it's so awesome to be in our new home!!


OscarBlas

Same day of closing


TheOtherOnes89

We close on Tuesday but won't be moving until the first/second weekend of April. We have a few repairs/renos to get done and want a professional cleaning after that work is finished before moving in furniture. Electric is scheduled to transfer on closing day and water/sewer is transferred automatically by the city. We will need to schedule a professional internet install before we move in as well.


blonde1155

We moved ourselves, and started the day after closing. We moved about 2.5 miles from our rental, and my husband had a month off to move us between the two. It worked out well, but it was a long month for all of us!


[deleted]

This totally depends on current living situation. We have no reason to get out of our current place in any hurry, so we'll probably spend some time doing things like painting anything we want to paint (bc it's way easier when there's nothing in there) and other things that would be messier after we move in. For others they have leases so they usually gotta time it right to move out closer to closing day.


kls10

We just closed yesterday. We are planning to do some repairs and deep clean the house over the next week and then move in next weekend


EutecticPants

I closed, then the previous owners had 30 days of occupancy, then I slowly moved in the next month. My order of operations - sign closing documents - put in my notice to vacate my apartment (They needed 30 days notice. So I told them I would be vacating at the end of the next full calendar month.) - schedule the start/end of utilities at each place (write those down as you go! There were a lot of places to contact, it got hard to mentally keep track.) - start packing - 30 days later, after the previous owners were gone, got the keys - slowly moved some stuff while slowly cleaning, painting, etc - hired moving truck to do the full big move - cleaned and vacated my apt


annzilla

We closed 2 days ago and started moving some stuff we don't need right away to the basement of the house on day 1. We are having a bit of repair and finishing work done this week into to early next week but will continue to slowly move storage stuff. We have until the end of this month at our rental apt so we are taking our time. We'd like to take a weekend to deep clean the house and we're still waiting on getting the internet set up (since we both wfh) until we can actually schedule something with the movers. I suspect that won't happen until another 2 weeks. Edit bc fat finger submitted before I was done.


not_who_you_know

We had a month between closing and when we had to be out of our rental. We started moving some stuff in immediately, and worked on tearing out carpet, cleaning EVERYTHING, and painting the first 1.5 weeks. Then, we finished moving in. And because we are insane, we moved everything ourselves... I was exhausted for a month after a month of constant go go go.