Navigating the Year’s Most Popular Day for House Moves

According to research from HomeOwners Alliance, the most popular day of 2019 for house moves is likely to be Friday August 30th. Friday has long been established as the most popular day of the week for moves, in no small part due to the fact that it is immediately before the weekend, allowing people a couple of days to unpack before heading back to work. Payday cycles mean that the end of the month is when people aim to move, and August is the most popular month among homeowners as people try to settle down in their new location prior to the new school year starting in September.

Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of the HomeOwners Alliance also believes that the Spring Bounce comes into play here too, with more people buying and selling in the springtime, but it can “take until the summer to get through the home buying and selling process”.

Taking Care of the Busy Times

The busy nature of this time of year can lead to delays and other issues for buyers and sellers, with monetary transfers being held up and other such issues. There are a number of ways in which you can take action to ensure your transaction goes through without a hitch. Ensuring your funds for paying conveyancing fees, removals and any other such charges are easily accessible can help to reduce stress, giving you one less thing to worry about.

At the same time, the peak time for home sales means that more transactions are being handled by lawyers across the country, which adds to the risk of fraud. Fraudsters prey on busy times with more money and transactions flying around. Protect yourself by ensuring you know exactly who is handling your conveyancing fees. Above all, if you are in doubt about any element of your transaction, be sure to double-check the details.

Don’t Be Delayed

According to Rob Houghton, the CEO of Reallymoving, moving at this time of year isn’t easy. Houghton advises people to make sure that everyone involved in the property chain is aware of your moving date. He also says it’s vital to book movers early. Delays often occur when people vacate their homes late or funds aren’t cleared in time. Being well aware of this can help deal with these issues.

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