September 20, 2021
Are You Moving? Here’s a Change of Address Checklist for a Smooth Move
Have you bought your dream home in Western North Carolina? If so, there are a few essential things you need to take care of before you get the keys. Have you considered your change of address and all of the people and companies you need to notify? Here is a complete checklist of all the places where you need to change your address.
The Post Office
Your first stop for changing your address is the US Postal Service. The reason for this is that mail forwarding may catch some things you forgot, and the mail will still reach you. It’s simple, too. Just visit the USPS Change of Address page and enter your information.
Next, make sure your address is changed on your taxes. If you work with an accountant, talk to them first. Or you can check out this information from the IRS.
If you’re of the age where you will need to change your address with social security, follow the instructions here. If not, changing your address with your employer should be enough.
You will likely need to change your utilities to the new address anyway, so the easiest way to do this is to contact each one directly. You may be able to fill out a change of address online, or you can call them directly if you feel more comfortable.
You have several different types of insurance to consider, including:
Homeowners, for example, will need to be changed to get a new policy. Your auto insurance will also need to be for your new state of residence if you’re moving from elsewhere in the country. Healthcare is handled through your insurance company, the ACA Marketplace, or your employer.
If you’re working a full-time job for an employer, be sure to change your address as soon as you’re able. They’ll need this information for your paychecks and taxes, as well as your insurance or other benefits.
You will also want to change your address with the bank. In most cases, you can visit your bank online and change it right from your computer. If all else fails, you can always call your bank to change this information.
If you do a lot of online shopping, such as through Amazon, don’t forget to change your address there. You never want to buy with one click and have it go to an old address because you’ll never get it back. Look through places you shop regularly and delete the old address when you provide the new one.
If you’re lucky enough to keep your doctor, be sure to let them know about your change of address. That way, bills, and other important information won’t accidentally go to the wrong home.
Family and Friends
Of course, don’t forget to let your friends and family know of your change of address. You can take care of this by sending an email to the people who need your new address. If you have that friend who keeps a spreadsheet for holiday cards, make sure they know to update you in their system.
And don’t forget to let us know at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville! Call us today to learn more.
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