How to save money when moving home

The amount of money involved when buying a new home is always a worry. From paying off your mortgage to stamp duty and removal companies, it's not long before all those costs are enough to make you jump out of your skin!

However, online property platform Settled has a few tips to keep costs down, leaving you with some extra, hard-earned money to spend on yourself for once.

1. Use a Moving Check List

There are a hundred things to remember when moving home. Having a detailed list of everything that needs to get done and when will avoid you having to fork out money for services last minute when costs are probably higher. Get everything in one place and work through your list.

2. Do Your Research on ConveyancingHow to save money when moving home

Do you know when to use a conveyancer rather than a solicitor? The legal bits behind moving home is notoriously confusing. Make sure you do your research on which service you need and shop around to make sure you get the best quote for you.

3. Save Money With Online Estate Agents

Buying a home the traditional way on the high street is fast becoming a thing of the past. Here at Settled we are using technology to make buy and selling your home far faster, simpler and of course much cheaper. You can list your home today with Settled for only £499. 

4. Compare Removal Companies

Depending on how many belongings you have, removal companies can be an expensive experience. Make sure you do a thorough price comparison for removal companies and save yourself having to fork out lots more than you planned. 

5. Use Second Hand Packing Boxes

This may sound obvious, but if you haven't already thought about it, this could be a game changer. Heading down to your nearest supermarket and asking for any free quality boxes they have spare, could save you a lot of money rather than buying them from local shops. 

October 12, 2017

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