Home & Moving Resources

Help at Home


  • Need help or advice finding a nanny, daycare or babysitter? Stuck at home and want a playgroup? Can’t find a good doctor? DC Urban Moms may be able to help.
  • Find out about lead in the DC water system and what is being done about it.
  • Interested in hosting an exchange student and getting an au-pair in return? Visit CulturalCare.com or email or call Lora Cook at (202) 529-2073.

Moving


So, the big day is nearing and you need help connecting your utilities, finding a home warranty, getting a new driver’s license and more? Browse below! Or, have you already moved, and do you need referrals to contractors or other services? (if not listed below, call me for names).

Find interesting articles and other useful links (neighborhood and school websites, my blog, babysitting resources etc.) here.

Home Inspectors

If you would like to search for a home inspector on your own or want to learn more about the process, visit the American Society of Home Inspectors website.

mauryhomeinspections@gmail.com, Phone: (443) 661-4377 | ASHI certified
Scott does a very thorough inspection and was formerly in the construction business.  Electronic report with photos.  Can place radon as well.

  • HomeChek of America Inc., 120A East Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Phone: (703) 534-2200 | ASHI certified
Lou Sabatini is well known for being a thorough and picky inspectors.  Written same day report.  Can place radon as well.

kapoor@gethomeinspector.com, Phone: (301) 916-0300| ASHI certified

Vimal Kappor and Ron Neeley, kappor@gethomeinspector.com. Is a structural, mold, radon and thermal imagining inspector as well as general home inspector.  Electronic report with photos.  Expensive, but offers more services.

Glenford Blanc | Phone: (301) 675-8851
Thorough, electronic reports with photos.  Has a thermal imaging machine. 

(703) 354-4554 or (703) 568-6600 | rustyl@verizon.net

  • Homes Are Us, Inc., Lou Scerbo, Radon Inspector

703-314-2716, homesareusinc@verizon.net

  • Pest NowTermite inspectors, 877-284-2466

Home Warranty Companies

Home warranties repair or replace, for one full year after close of sale, an existing home’s covered mechanical systems and built-in appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. This is a home buyer’s and seller’s defense against expensive repairs, or complete replacement of major covered items, which may include a roof, furnace, or washer and dryer.  For more information, click here.

Insurance

Junk Mail Opt-Outs

Locksmiths

  • Keyway Lock Service
    Phone: (202) 338-2254 or (202) 232-8823

Mailing Address

Motor Vehicle Registration

  • In the District
    301 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001,
    Phone:(202) 727-5000
  • In Virginia
    Various locations
    Phone: 1-866-DMVLINE (1-866-368-5463) or 1-800-435-5137
  • In Maryland
    Various locations
    Phone: 1-800-950-1MVA (1-800-950-1682)

Movers

  • Gullivers Movers
    1213 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1617
    Phone: (703) 838-7645
  • Several storage pod companies will deliver pods to your home, let you pack them and put them in climate-controlled storage until you are ready for them. A great resource if you are clearing out your home for sale:
    Store-to-Door
    Door-to-Door
    PODS

Settlement Companies

  • RGS Title
    In many locations all over VA and DC. 

 

Termite Inspectors

  • Pest Now
    Phone: (877) 284-2466
  • Western Pest Services
    Phone: (800) 544-2847

 

Utilities


Cable/Satellite, Internet and Phone

    • Comcast
      Comcast offers both cable and internet services.
      Phone: (202) 635-5100
    • Cox Cable
      Available in some parts of northern Virginia
      Phone: (540) 373-6343
    • Verizon offers FiOS, high speed internet and phone services.
      Phone: (202) 954-6263
    • DirecTV
      DirecTV is a satellite TV service supplier.
      Phone: 1-888-777-2454
    • RCN Cable
      Phone: 877-726-2455

 

Gas and Electricity

    • PEPCO is at (202)833-7500 or (800) 424-8028. Or click on their website to set up service.
    • Washington Gas(703)750-7571
    • Northern VA Electric, (888) 335-0500
    • Dominion VA Power, (888) 667-3000
    • Columbia Gas, (800) 543-8911

Miss Utility

Water
The settlement company will obtain the final water reading and transfer this utility at settlement.