Saturday, January 24 2009
In our continued quest to keep our readers informed about real estate matters, we thought it would be helpful to examine all that is involved in moving. This is the fifth part out of the series of nine.
Included in the move
Many interstate moving services offer temporary storage but some do not. In fact, in our experience, many offer one month of storage free for significant moves (with all the other costs, it's nice to see "free" once in a while!). But what is the quality of the temporary storage? Some things to consider:
Is the temporary storage facility secure? Is it dry? Who has access?
Can you access it if you need to retrieve something? Is there a cost associated with it?
Is it temperature regulated?
If you have insurance, is your property insured while in storage? Is there additional coverage for fire, flood, etc?
If your plans change, what is the additional cost for extra storage time? Per month?
Is there an additional cost for moving your property after additional months?