Youve scoured every directory available for homes for sale. Youve identified the realtors you want to work with. Youve even begun picturing how life will be in your new community. All you need to do now is get a mortgage, take the keys and move in. Right?
Steady on, cowboy.
Theres a lot more to moving house than meets the eye, and most of it costs money. The trick is to foresee any financial bullets before they are fired and head off any monetary ambushes at the pass.
Back in the real world, that means researching every possible upcoming cost or fee and ensuring you have saved up enough to cover them. From paying men in suits for technical and legal services to hiring men with a truck to move your possessions, and perhaps even donning…