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The process for buying a home to live in and buying a house as an investment property involves many of the same decisions.
Buying a home is likely the most important and biggest investment decision you and your family will ever make. While buying a home isn’t based purely on investment related factors, it should still be looked at as an investment. Thus, The Move In Group takes care to train its agents on identifying the positive and negative aspects of each real estate investment property. This brings more value and protection to you, the client.
Whether you are buying a single family home in Dunedin, a condo in Hyde Park, or a vacation house in Clearwater Beach, the steps below will give you a better insight into the buying process you will be going through. If you would like The Move In Group to help with your real estate investment in the Tampa Bay area or elsewhere, please contact one of our agents located throughout West Central Florida, and let the search for your new home begin.


The Move In Group with Keller Williams Realty combines market leading software with its proprietary and pioneering investment methodologies. We are committed to providing assistance to all clients in the purchase or sale of investment properties, from residential houses to multi-family, commercial, office, and retail buildings.
Whether you’re a first-time investor, looking to grow your asset base, or divesting your existing portfolio, we have experienced team members ready to assist. Mark A. Middleton

Realtor & CEO, The Move In Group

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Moving Checklist


TWO MONTHS Before Moving

  • Make arrangements with a moving company or reserve a rental truck.
  • Make travel arrangements, if necessary, with airlines, buses, car rental agencies, and hotels.
  • Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding home-based businesses, professional tests, business licenses, and any special laws that might apply to you.
  • Make arrangements for transporting pets.

SIX WEEKS Before Moving

  • Transfer memberships in churches, clubs, and civic organizations.
  • Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories. Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they’re packed, in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. If possible, take pictures or video tape your belongings. Record the serial numbers of electronic equipment.

ONE MONTH Before Moving

  • Fill out a change of address order form for the post office.
  • Fill out an IRS change of address form.
  • Get things back you have lent out.
  • Set up a checking account in your new city.
  • Start using up food items, so that there is less left to pack and possibly spoil.
  • Purchase moving boxes and packing materials.
  • Arrange for help on moving day.

TWO WEEKS Before Moving

  • Switch utility services to your new address. Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone, and cable companies of your move.
  • Reserve the elevator if moving from an apartment.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Plan ahead for the special needs of infants.
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure that you will be covered through your homeowner’s or renter’s policy during the move.

ONE WEEK Before Moving

  • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven’t been processed.
  • Collect valuables from your safe-deposit box. Make copies of important documents before mailing or carrying them to your new address.
  • Defrost refrigerator and place deodorizer inside to control odors.
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.
  • Confirm travel reservations.


  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic, and garage spaces to be sure they are empty.
  • Carry important documents, currency, and jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.
  • Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds.

After Arriving at Your NEW HOME

  • Renew your driver’s license, auto registration, and tags.
  • Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
  • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
  • Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian, and fire stations near your home.
  • Once your move is over, take a little time to relax and enjoy your new home and learn about your community.

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