Everything you need to know about creating a stress-free move

Everything you need to know about creating a stress-free move

While moving into a new home is a major milestone, it’s also fraught with frustration and an avalanche of impending tasks. We offer a comprehensive guided service to connect you with all the best people to help you manage every aspect of your move–from updating your government IDs to sourcing reputable movers and switching your utilities. 

Your Existing Team

Here's who you already have on your team, who can continue to support you through the move with advice and guidance. 

Mortgage Broker
Caily Macgreger, OneLink Mortgage

Real Estate Agent
Bryan Alan Masse, The BAM Group

Travis Milton, The BAM Group

Home Inspector

Cory Jaques, Amerispec

First Step: Get a Lawyer

A lawyer will deal with all the fine print paperwork to get you into your new home. This includes the transfer of title, the closing documents, property taxes, and the handling of loans and deposits. They should be your first contact after a deal goes through. 

Ryan Turner, Partner, Taylor McCaffery LLP

Jason Macleod, GAVL Law

Next up: Insurance

Insurance brokers will work with your lawyer to insure your new home before you get the keys. 

Gemstar Insurance

Swap Your Utilities

Reach out to the following companies to ensure your utility bills are set up for you as soon as you move into your new home:

Manitoba Hydro:
(204) 480-5900

Water and Waste Department: 
(204) 986-2455

Your internet service provider (Bell, Shaw, etc.)

Change Your Address

Here's a list of documents and services you'll need to update with your new address:

Driver's License: Visit any Autopac or MPI location to change your address
MB Health Card: CLICK HERE to change your address
Credit Cards
Bank Accounts

Set a Moving Date

Set aside a date to move over all your things, and make sure your schedule is clear. If you are hiring movers to make the process easier, here's our recommendation:

King's Transfer Van Lines

Renovate and Decorate

There will probably be a list of things you'd like to do to make your new house your dream home, but it's good to immediatley identify the things you need to do right away, in the first few months. Set a budget for what you're willing to spend, then reach out to our recommendation for quotes. 

Marc Maric, M&M Roofing & Exteriors

Pinnacle Painting

Grindstone Renovations
(204) 894-1446

Interior Illusions Interior Design
Michelle Chisick

Enjoy Your New Home!

Enjoy moving into your new space and making it your own! Congratulations, homeowner!

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