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Moving Home When Pregnant: Tips

If you want to have children after your wedding, you will definitely be happy when your doctor tells you that you are pregnant. You will begin imme...


If you want to have children after your wedding, you will definitely be happy when your doctor tells you that you are pregnant. You will begin immediately to make arrangement to get your home organized in order to welcome the new baby. One of the things newly married couple do is to expand their home or move into a bigger apartment. This is because they need more space in order to accommodate the babies items such as strollers, moses basket and others. But one thing is to find a new and better accommodation and another thing is to move into the accommodation. Generally, moving is very stressful but it can become hell if you are moving when pregnant. But you can make it less stressful by doing all that you should do rightly. Here are some tips to help you prepare for it.

Planning ahead

Moving house is a big exercise which can subject us to great stress. It is not a type of exercise that you can rush over. You have to give it time and begin by planning it very well. How well you prepare for the move will determine how stressful the move will be. If you don't plan very well, you will get stressed up a long the line which is not good to your condition. Make a do-list to enable you do the necessary things you should at the right time.

Don't overlook your health

There is the tendency to become engrossed with the preparation for your move to the extent of forgetting your health. You should not forget to take good care of yourself during the preparation stage. You should try to take it easy and do things bit by bit so that you will not get stressed. This is why it is important that you begin on time to prepare for the move. You should make out time to relax, sleep and prepare good meal for yourself. Do not forget your exercise. During your antenatal hospital visits, your doctor or midwife will definitely explain the importance of regular exercise for pregnant women. It helps to you have safe delivery and to regain your shape after delivery. Despite your preparation for the move, you should continue with your exercise.

Register with a new hospital for your antenatal classes

If you are moving out of your current location where it will be impossible or difficult for you to continue your antenatal classes with the current hospital, then you have to register with a new maternity care facilities for your prenatal visits. Take time to research the available options so that you will choose a good facilities. Discuss with them to know when you can start your prenatal visit. But it is advisable to schedule appoints after settling down.

Avoid lifting heavy item

If you are doing the parking by yourself, you should avoid lifting heavy item. It can be dangerous to health and the health of the baby in your womb. So, you have to ask your friends and neighbors to help you with the packing.

Begin on time to pack your item

It is advisable that you start packing your items on time. Ideally, you should start gathering your items together as soon as your moving is decided and the date fixed. In this way, you will not forget anything.

Pack your hospital bag differently

If your delivery date is close at hand, you should pack your hospital bag differently and get it in the vehicle that you will travel with. It is not advisable to keep it together with other boxes in case of emergency delivery.

With the above tips, you will have a successful move.

House Selling Tips


Selling a home a great transaction and you cannot afford to make any mistake. It is the time of gaining from your investment. So, you have to do it very well so that you will benefit from your investment. Here are some tips to apply.

Decide whether or not to sell

Before continue with the process of selling your home, it is important that you think to deeply on what you are about to do to know whether it is the right to do. Why do you want to sell your house? This is a basic question to ask yourself. Some people sell their home in order to acquire a new home while others sell their home to reap from their investment. If you are selling your home in order to acquire a better home, you should consider other options such as renovating your home or creating additional space in the basement or attic. If you are selling to make money, find out whether it is the right time to sell.

Consider the effect of changing house price

If house prices are increasing greatly, you may will gain from the transaction because you will sell at a good price. But if you are selling to buy a new home, you will not be able to acquire a more spacious home at the time when the real estate market is hot.

Are you still paying your mortgage?

Your mortgage is another factor that will affect your decision to sell your home. If you are still on negative equity or you are yet to complete the payment of your mortgage, selling your home may not be the decision to make. It simply means that you will still have to go for another mortgage in order to purchase a new home. Even if you are selling to make gain, you may not make enough because after paying what i left from your loan and then the agent fees, you will be left with nothing.

Having take about into consideration and you still think that selling is to your best interest, you can move on with the plan. 

Inform your mortgage lender

When you have decided to sell, you should inform your mortgage lender of your intention to sell. If you are still under a mortgage obligation, the mortgage lender should be involved in the transaction. So ensure that inform the mortgagee otherwise he may enter into legal battle with the mortgagee.

Determine whether to sell by yourself or to hire a real estate agent

You can sell yourself home without using the services of a real estate agent. But you can also sell via an agent. You should weigh both options before deciding which option is the best for you.

Determining the amount to sell

You are the only person that has the final say on the amount you will like to sell your home. Other people involved in the transaction like your agent and solicitor will only advice you. So, you have to take their decision. But before you take that decision, you have to take time to research the market in order to know the estimate price. You can afford to make any mistake here.

Hire a reliable real estate agent and a solicitor

If you are selling via a real estate agent, you should hire a reliable one. As a rule of the thumb, you should hire an agent that belongs to a professional body. Such agents are guided by the rules of the professional bodies they belong. But agents that don't belong to any professional association work as they want. They may or not abide by the professional ethics and nothing will happen to them. Whether you are selling by yourself or via an estate agent, you will need a solicitor to handle the legal aspect of the transaction. Make sure that you hire a reliable one.

Advertise your home

If you are using an agent, he will list the house and do the advert. But if you are selling by yourself do it by yours.

Accept an offer

You have got many offers, evaluate them and accept the best offer. Get the necessary paperwork and document done.