You just sold your home…now what?

Congratulations, you have a final sale on your home! Now comes the really fun part: lawyers, insurance, and moving. Here are the next steps you need to take to ensure your move goes smoothly.

Lawyers - Who needs them?

You do! A home sale or purchase may be one of the first times you’ve needed to consult a lawyer, and in this case, finding a lawyer that’s very experienced in real estate transactions can save you a lot of hassle. There’s a lot of legal paperwork involved in transferring a title from one person to another, and you want to make sure your lawyer knows all the ins and outs. If you don’t have a real estate lawyer yet, let us refer one – we have experience with a lot of different lawyers in Saskatoon, so we know who is great!

We need more insurance?!

If you’ve owned a home before, you know the importance of home insurance. But if you’re coming from the rental market, this may be your first foray into needing homeowner’s insurance. Your mortgage will NOT be finalised without insurance, so once you have a final sale, now’s the time to look at switching your insurance over to your new property. Make sure the change is effective on the date of possession.

Don't forget your mailing address!

Obviously, once you move, you’ll want to keep getting your mail, right? The post office offers a mail-forwarding service for a very reasonable fee that will forward all your mail from a previous address for anywhere from 3 months to a year. This can be really handy because even if you think you change your address, it’s inevitable that you’ll forget to call someone and change your address….and you don’t want it to be the CRA!

And finally...utilities!

You’ll probably want heat and power in your new home too – there’s a fantastic website for Saskatchewanites to use to switch over all your main utilities in one stop. Go to www.expressaddress.com and you can update:

SaskEnergy

City of Saskatoon

SaskPower

City of Regina

SGI

Saskatchewan Health

Shaw Cable

Public Library

SaskTel

Saskatchewan Pension Plan

And a whole bunch more…

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