Change of Address

After buying a Nomad property, you should remember to change your address with various companies. We've integrated the following list right into the Ultimate Nomad Checklist and the list of things to do immediately after closing, but here is a stand alone list for your reference.

Consider switching as many accounts as possible to electronic statments

Instead of updating your mailing address each time you buy a property, you may want to consider updating as many of your accounts as possible to electronic statements to avoid having to update them each time you move.

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Consider getting a PO Box or private mailbox

To avoid constantly updating your address as you move each year with Nomad, you may want to consider getting a post office box or private mailbox from a company like the UPS Store.

Then, have all your mail always go to that mailbox to avoid having to update them with each purchase/move.

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Get new mailbox key from United States Post Office

After Closing you should go down to your local post office and get a new key for your mailbox (if your mailbox has a lock). You can do this at the same time you set up mail forwarding.

You will usually need to bring down a copy of your deed (which you'll receive at closing) to do this.

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Forward all mail at United States Post Office

After Closing you should go down to your local post office and set up forwarding of your mail to your new property address. You can do this at the same time you get your new mailbox key.

You will usually need to bring down a copy of your deed (which you'll receive at closing) to do this.

There will probably be a small fee to do this. I've heard $1.

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Update address with your Debit/Credit Cards

Contact each of your Debit/Credit Card companies and update your address with each one of them.

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Update address with your other mortgages

Contact each of your mortgage holders (for other homes and rental properties) and update your address with each one of them.

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Update address with all Utilities

We normally recommend that you put the Utilities in your name on the property you're buying prior to Closing to start the day of Closing. This however should remind you in case you forgot to do that AND, additionally, remind you to update your address with Utilities for properties other than the one you're buying now.

Update your address with all Utilities on the property you're buying and any rental properties you own as well.

Here is a list to help:

  • Gas
  • Water (including any water associations if applicable)
  • Trash
  • Electric
  • Garbage
  • Cable television
  • Internet service provider

NOTE: If you have Tenants or Tenant-Buyers in the property ask to get a Landlord policy for utilities so that your utilities will automatic switch into your name when the Tenant or Tenant-Buyer stops paying or removes them from their name.

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Update address with Insurance Companies

Update your address with the Insurance Companies that insure your properties (including this one and any rentals), cars and anything else.

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Update address with Banks and Credit Unions

Update your address with all the places you bank including Banks and Credit Unions.

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Update your address with all Home Owner's Associations (HOAs)

Update your address with all Home Owner's Associations (HOAs) including the property your buying and all your rental properties.

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Update address with your employer

Contact each of your employers and update your address with each one of them.

In many cases contacting Human Resources will update everything, but in some cases you may need to contact multiple departments. If you have to contact different departments, be sure to do that. Some examples of different departments might include:

  • Your retirement accounts with your employer
  • your health care account with your employer
  • payroll with your employer

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Update address with your Health/Dental Insurance Provider

Contact each of your Health/Dental Insurance Providers and update your address with each one of them.

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Update your address and contact info with County

After you move-in update your address and contact info with the County you live in.

This allows them to send your auto registration to the correct address.

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Update address with your IRA/401K/Investment/Retirement Account Companies

Contact each of your IRA, 401K, Investment Account or Retirement Account Companies and update your address with each one of them.

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Update address with your subscriptions

Contact all your subscriptions and update your address with each of them.

Some reminders of what you may have include:

  • Cable television
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Magazines, newsletters and newspapers
  • Netflix
  • Software subscriptions like Dropbox, Spotify, Apple Music, Evernote, Lastpass etc

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Notify Friends and Family of your new address and contact info

Notify the friends and family that you want to know where you live of your new address and contact info.

Some clients may opt to use this opportunity to clean up their friends list.

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Change address with your Tenants and Tenant-Buyers

If your Tenants and/or Tenant-Buyers are sending rent or giving you notice at your previous home address, then make sure you update each of them with your new address.

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If you have additional suggestions, please do let me know.

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