Are you thinking of buying a new home? If so, you’ve probably already considered some of the most common moving expenses. However, there are some financial needs that are easily overlooked. At Smooth Move, Rock Hill and Charleston‘s favorite local mover, we want you to be prepared so you can enjoy a stress-free move. Here are three hidden moving costs we want you to watch out for.

  1. Taxes: Tax rates vary from state to state, county to county, and city to city. Of course, the value of your home plays a big role, too. Call the tax assessor’s office to get an estimate on your property taxes before you buy a home.
  2. Commuting: Is your new home farther away from your job? If so, you’ll need to calculate the costs for gas, vehicle maintenance, and parking into your monthly expenses. Public transportation may help offset some of these costs.
  3. Deposits: Utility companies may require new customers to put down deposits before they connect your water, cable, or electricity. Call ahead to ask about these charges so you can factor them into your budget and avoid any nasty surprises.

One thing’s for certain—you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for when you choose Smooth Move. Our honest, upfront pricing has earned us one of the best reputations in the business. Get a free moving quote today and see why we’re one of the most trusted names in moving!