If you’ve been holding off on building or buying a new home, your wait may soon be over. Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 11.6 percent in December and that momentum is expected to accelerate as the economy improves, unemployment decreases and mortgage rates fall. In fact, builders expect single-family home construction to grow by 2.5 percent in 2015 and even more next year – some 1.1 million, to be exact. That’s up from 991,000 last year. Plus, many current homeowners are expected to upgrade this year, building or buying up, making more existing homes available for those moving up.
If you’re among those looking to build or buy a new home this year, know that it’s never too early to begin planning and preparing for your move. Start now by de-cluttering your current home, tossing or donating any and all items that you don’t see fitting beautifully into your new home, and boxing and labeling items you want to bring with you but rarely use.
If you already know what area you’ll move to, begin researching local laws and requirements that may affect you. For example, certain school vaccinations your children may need and rules governing pets, such as breed-specific restrictions for pets.
And, be sure to research reputable movers that service the areas where you currently live and where you will move. With offices in Waldorf and LaPlata, MD, McKendree Moving & Storage specializes in serving residential and commercial clients in Alexandria, VA; Rockville, MD; Washington DC; College Park, MD; Fairfax, VA; Baltimore, MD; Annapolis, MD and surrounding areas. We offer packing, storage and moving services, including services tailored to senior citizens on the move. Call 800-530-2626 to find out more.