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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
204.954.7693
cailym@onelinkmortgage.com

Real Estate Agent
Bryan Alan Masse, The BAM Group
204.817.1849
bryanmasse@royallepage.ca

Travis Milton, The BAM Group
204.808.1456
travismilton@royallepage.ca

Home Inspector

Cory Jaques, Amerispec
204.942.6390
WEBSITE


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
204.988.0328
rturner@tmlawyers.com
CONTACT


Next up: Insurance

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

Ally Farrell, Apex Insurance 
(431) 441-5202
INFO

Gemstar Insurance
WEBSITE


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
LINK HERE


Water and Waste Department: 
(204) 986-2455
utilitybill@winnipeg.ca
LINK HERE


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
204.791.1983
WEBSITE


Make Renovation Plans

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
204.783.7663
WEBSITE

Al Johnston, JC Decorating and Painters
204.963.6648
WEBSITE

Grindstone Renovations
(204) 894-1446
WEBSITE


Enjoy Your New Home!

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

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