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When and how to move out of your parent's house?

“Always pick your yard based on your Summer lifetstyle.”


July 9, 2018 - Karl Yeh

We've all been there. The decision to leave home and start living on your own. In this episode, we discuss when is the best time to move from your parent's house and how to do it. We also explore key things to set up in your new place as well as how to maintain a connection with your parent's after moving. 

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Karl Yeh:

Hi everyone I'm Karl Yeh and welcome to another Homebuyer's School video, a channel where you get the latest strategies, tactics, and tips from home buying experts.

And remember, if this is your first time on this channel and you want to get the latest strategies and here from the home buying experts make [00:00:30] sure to hit the subscription button below. Hit the little notification bell so you don't miss anything.

Today I'm joined by Nate Edwards, Co-founder or Virtuo, a company that helps transitioning and moving to a new home simple and stress free.

So, the question we're going to answer today, it's kind of my favorite one.

When is the best time to move out of your parent's house?

Nate Edwards:             

Good question. The best time to move out of you parent's house is when one of you are ready.

So as soon as someone starts brining it [00:01:00] up chances are its time to go.

Karl Yeh:                       Yep.

Nate Edwards:             

So whether it's mom, or dad, or yourself, when one person has decided it's time it's time.

Karl Yeh:                       It's time.

Nate Edwards:             It's definitely time.

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Karl Yeh:                      

How would you go about moving out of your parent's house?

I know we've done videos on tips on how to move out of a house but more specifically how do you get out of your parent's house?


Nate Edwards:             

Yeah, good.

So, you know moving out of you parents you've got a lot of luxuries that you wouldn't generally have elsewhere. [00:01:30]

They want good things for you in most circumstances.

Use the basements, use the garage, use as much resources and kind of real estate that you have at mom and dad's house and just start that process.

As long as they see progress, even if they're the ones that are pushing you out they're going to be happy. So you should be good.

Karl Yeh:                      

Are there some things that I need to think about? I'm a first time mover coming out of my parent's house. What are some things that I normally wouldn't [00:02:00] think about when I'm moving 

Nate Edwards:             

Yeah, good question. A few things that you're going to need to do.

So, if you are leaving mom and dad's you're going to need to set yourself up with utilities, you're going to set yourself up with a media provider, you're going to need your internet, you're going to need cable.

And a lot of things too, once you start going through that process you're going to start discovering the work isn't really done on move day.

You're going to have to start updating your credit [00:02:30] cards, your banks, all of your subscriptions with your new address, but the hardest part about moving out of your parent's house is just actually doing it.

But once you do it you'll quickly figure it all out.

Karl Yeh:                      

Is there anything from your parent's point of view that they can help you with?

Nate Edwards:             

Take as much help as you possible can. Conversely, you have to start considering how you can help your parents.

So you've been with your parents for 20 maybe even 30 years, however long you've [00:03:00] been there, so you have to kind of show your appreciation once you're actually moved out.

So those Sunday dinners are really, really important.

Once you move out it doesn't mean that you're not going to talk to your parents ever again, it's going to take more work so start talking and communicating with your parents more, and just do it. You have to do it.

Karl Yeh:                      

Awesome. And remember we have a video on what to know before moving out as well if you want to take a look at that.

Is there anything else Nate?

Nate Edwards:              I think we're good.

Karl Yeh:                       [00:03:30]

Perfect. Well thank you very much everyone for joining us.

Make sure to watch our other moving videos in the description below, and we'll catch you next time.

Your turn:

Let us know if you have moving or home buying questions that we can answer by submitting them in the comments section below. 

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About Nate Edwards and Virtuo:

The founders of Virtuo have spent the last 15 years helping some of Alberta’s largest companies relocate their employee’s all around the world. Virtuo was founded in with the belief that transitioning into a new home should be simple and stress-free for everyone. This session Virtuo will be covering helpful tips, insights and strategies to support your move into your Brookfield Home so you can stay excited about your new home without the fear and anxiety of a monster to- do list.

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