Once you have removed your contingencies it is time to make sure that your home is warm and bright when you move in. It's important to schedule the switch of the local utilities (gas, electric, water, garbage, and phone) into your name. Some utilities will require that you provide proof of purchase of the property before they will make the change in ownership but it is always good to check with the utility to make sure that you have everything on and working when you move in. There is nothing worse than living in the dark over a long weekend while you are waiting for the forgotten utilities to be turned back on.

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