How To Budget For Your Knoxville Move-In Expenses

For most Knoxville home buyers, move-in expenses are often overlooked. A majority of home buyers are focused on the selling price of their home, their mortgage payment, and interest rate. Unfortunately, move-in expenses can be a hefty expense if you don’t budget for them. Here is how to budget for your Knoxville move-in expenses.

One of the most important things to consider about move-in costs is the physical cost of moving. Are you going to need movers to help your move your belongs? Will you be moving across the country? Will you need to buy moving supplies? All of these are costs that can quickly add up if you don’t plan them into your budget or find some creative ways to cut costs.

Another move-in expense that is often overlooked is budgeting to decorate your new home. Every house is a little bit different and you may find when you move in that your furniture doesn’t quite fit the way you want it to. Or, that you have more space in your new Knoxville home that you may be motivated to buy a new bed or couch to fill the space. Be sure to have some extra cash in your budget for decorating and new furniture expenses.

Finally, many buyers often overlook the initial maintenance costs of moving into a new home. Every Knoxville home is different, so the cost of maintaining a Knoxville home can vary.  Whether it is the larger expense of maintaining the yard, paying homeowner’s association dues or trash pick up, or the simple costs of setting up utilities and cable. In addition, when you move in, there are also the basic home maintenance that you’ll want to take care of, like getting the locks changed or fixing a leaky faucet.

There is no set amount to set aside for move-in expenses. When it comes to planning how to budget for your Knoxville move-in expenses, you’ll need to consider your personal situation.

Are you thinking about buying a Knoxville home this year? If so, do not hesitate to contact Knoxville Home Team if there is any way that we can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected]. Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page to see what homes are for sale in the Knoxville area.