How to Change Your Address

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Tips When Changing Your Address

Did you finally manage to buy your dream home? This is just the start of the homeownership process. All of a sudden, you realize that there are many other things you need to do!

You need to change your address, and then you need to figure out who to notify when you're moving. Thanks to the internet, it is easier to change your address than ever before.

Before you move, it is a good idea to make a note of who you need to contact when changing your address. If you haven't moved many times in your life, it's easy to forget about things you should be doing. The guide on who to notify when moving found at Maximum Real Estate Exposure is exceptional.

At times, keeping track of your life can be rather challenging. To stay on top of things, some people find having a little black book can make your life easier. In the little black book, you keep a record of who you need to contact and when you need to change your address.

Related: How to save money when moving - find helpful tips that will save you some cash on your next move.

Start By Visiting Your Local Post Office

When changing your address, one of the first things you should do is visit the local postal service. The USPS will keep a record of your current address and will forward mail to your new address for six months.  To update your new address:

  • Visit the Official Postal Service Change of Address website. The USPS charges a one-dollar fee to verify your identity when changing your address online, so you’ll need a credit or debit card.
  • You can also call their toll free number at 1-800-ASK-USPS. You’ll also need to pay the one-dollar verification fee for address changes via the phone.
  • Ask for Form 3575 at your local post office. If you visit in person, the USPS will waive the verification fee.

After visiting the post office prepare to notify the following organizations:

Magazine and Catalog Subscriptions

If you are anything like me, you probably love to stay in touch with what I have come to call my "past life." That means I always hang on to my favorite magazine and catalog subscriptions. Once again, this is easy to complete online. Otherwise, you can choose to call the company providing the service, or send them an email or fax.

When you contact them, you will find that you will probably need your account number and billing address. This undoubtedly on the address card of the publication or catalog.

The Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is undoubtedly one of the most vital organizations to notify when you are changing your address. Not getting an vital notification from the IRS could be disastrous and end up costing you quite a bit of money. Make sure notifying the IRS is at the top of your list when moving.

Your Credit Card and Bank

Yes, you will need to notify your bank and credit card company. You can either call your bank or visit them. Expect when you call to have to verify your address.

That means sending your bank and credit card companies a utility bill. As both banks and credit card companies are more security conscious these days, you may find that you will also have to provide additional information.

Billing Address

Yes, you do need to make sure that you keep both your mailing and billing addresses up to date. Usually, it is particularly important when you transact a lot of business through eBay, Paypal, and Amazon.

When I move, one of the first things I do is to make sure that I update all of my online billing details as soon as I have proof of a residential address.

Are You a Member of Clubs and Professional Organizations?

The best way to contact a professional organization or club is perhaps by writing to them or sending them an email. Just make sure you get a reply. With many organizations, you may be able to make the necessary address changes online.

Don't Forget About Your Driver's License

When you live in the United States, it is easy to change your driver's license. In other countries, changing your driver's license can prove to be rather challenging.

When you live in the US, you usually have 30 days to update your details. Most states will let you change your details online, or you can visit the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Final Thoughts on Changing Your Address

Changing your mailing address due to a move from one house to another does not have to be challenging. Hopefully, after reading, you now have a better understanding of who to contact when you're moving.

As a reminder, visit the resource above at Maximum Real Estate Exposure, which provides many of the places you need to contact not mentioned here. It is one of the most comprehensive resources online for who to notify of an address change.

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Use these fantastic resources to make excellent decisions when you are purchasing your next property. By following sound guidance, you stand a better chance of having less stress in your transaction.

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Bill Gassett

One of the top RE/MAX agents in New England over the last decade plus. Providing exceptional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the Metrowest Massachusetts area including the following communities: Ashland, Bellingham, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge MA.

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