Posts made in March 2019

Little boy smiling outside of a new school

Finding a New School

When moving to a new location with your family, it can be stressful on your children, as the move will often involve them leaving friends and familiarity behind as they are introduced to a new school district and group of people. Though changing schools can be difficult, especially when you are new to an area, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

When moving to a new town, be sure to do your research on all schooling options in the area. If you are making a move to Suffolk or Isle of Wight County, VA, your Suffolk real estate agent will be able to help you determine the schools within range of your new home. Use the Resources page of our web site to browse links for public and private school options in our area. If you are moving to a new home in Suffolk, you’ll find a Suffolk Public Schools locator link on this page. Put in the address of your new home and you’ll see which Suffolk Public Schools are in that zone.

Once you have narrowed down your search, schedule a tour of the potential new schools to ensure they meet your expectations. Be sure to ask the staff any questions you have about their curriculum, policies, and atmosphere. You want your child to be in a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn and make new friends with ease.

Moving to a new school can be a challenge, but with a little help and patience, your child will adjust. If you are interested in learning more about the schools in the Suffolk area, contact Chorey & Associates Realty, Ltd. today at (757) 539-7451. We are here to help your family with every aspect of the moving process!

What to Do When Moving out of a Rental

After spending months browsing through the Suffolk, VA and Smithfield, VA, homes for sale, you finally landed the one you love. Not only are you preparing yourself financially for the move into your new home, but if you are currently renting, there are a variety of things you’ll need to take care of as you prepare to vacate your rental property. Listed below are some considerations that will help ensure you have a smooth transition out of your rental agreement.

Understand the Terms of Your Lease

Most property owners require their tenants to give notice prior to moving out of a rental. A typical amount of time is 30 days prior to the intended move date, but, review your lease agreement for terms specific to your situation and plan accordingly. If it is time to move before your lease is up, it is essential to understand the terms outlined for breaking the lease. Some property owners may be more lenient, while others want you to pay out the remaining rent. Your rental agreement should also have outlined what you are responsible for doing (repainting, carpet cleaning, repairs, etc.) to have your security deposit refunded in full when you move out.

Ensure You Receive Your Security Deposit

Receiving your security deposit back when it is time to move out could potentially be one of the most frustrating aspects of renting. Read the fine print of your lease to ensure everything listed in the terms for deposit is taken care of. Don’t wait until the last minute to repaint or have repairs completed.

Finishing Touches

Allow time for scheduling a packing and moving company. If you need the help of a few friends and family members to move, coordinate a time that everyone can be available to keep the process smooth. Don’t forget to schedule cutoff dates for your utilities in the rental property! Also, although it may seem more cost-effective to clean everything yourself, hiring a professional team could be beneficial in the end. Don’t overlook the power of a professional carpet cleaning as well, especially if you’ve had pets and children in your rental. Hiring reputable cleaning professionals will ensure the entire place is squeaky clean from top to bottom, putting the odds of receiving your full security deposit in your favor.