Moving/Buying/Selling A Home

Green Moving Tips: How We Moved To A New House The Eco-Friendly Way

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These days, the eco-friendliness topic seems to be widely discussed. The green way of living is being embraced by more and more people every year.I rarely change any aspects of my life and daily habits, but in this case, me and my family decided to green our move.We realized that we truly are concerned about the well being of our environment and that we want to do our best to preserve nature. That's why we started applying green living principles in our everyday life -- even when it was … [Read more...]

Pros & Cons Of Hiring Man And Van Moving Services

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A lot of people talk about the cons of hiring a man and van service:Their services cost a lot. They turn up later than expected. They might leave dirty footsteps on your carpet. And so on.However, when push comes to shove and things need to get done professionally and efficiently, relying on a moving man and van company is the way to go.Sure, this will cost you a certain amount of dollars, but would you prefer having your possessions damaged due to the carelessness and … [Read more...]

Home Staging Tips: 5 Ways To Make A Great First Impression Before They Even Walk In The Door

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We all know that it's smart to stage your home when you're preparing to sell it.What many people fail to think about when staging their home is first impressions. I'm talking about the impression someone has of your home before even stepping foot inside.That's why it's so important to make the entry to your house extra enticing. It's one of the most important things you can do when it comes to home staging.That means you should take some time to dress up the exterior of your home … [Read more...]

Staging Your Home For Sale: What To Do With Rooms You Don’t Use

Unused rooms can cause a bit of a dilemma when it comes to staging your home for sale.While having an extra room in your house designated simply for storage or for use as a play area may be a good idea for your own living situation, a potential home buyer may find it difficult to see that room as usable.That's why any rooms that are currently being used as a catch-all for storage or toys (as well as those that you don't use at all and are completely empty) should be decorated in such a … [Read more...]

Home Warranties: 6 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Home Warranty

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First, it's important to realize that home warranties are not the same as homeowners insurance.Homeowners insurance is required by your mortgage company. It covers your personal property, and the structure and contents within your home should an accident or disaster occur.When your home burns down, is damaged by Mother Nature or intruders, or if the water heater springs a leak and ruins your hardwood floors and carpeting, your homeowners insurance will cover that.A home warranty, on … [Read more...]

Moving Costs Exposed: See What The REAL Cost To Move Is (Including Hidden Costs)

Whether you are moving across town, across the state, or across the country, your moving costs can quickly add up.The typical cost to move can range between $500 and $5,000.When planning your next move, you need to consider the costs associated with the following things:movers or a moving truckpacking suppliestemporary storage for your thingsmoving insurancethe unexpectedHere are the biggest line-items that greatly influence your overall cost to move...  … [Read more...]

Thinking About Renting Your House? Here’s Some Landlord Advice & What You Need To Know Before You Rent A Home

Renting out your home could be a good investment. It could also be the source of many headaches.Some people look at renting a home as another means of income. Others fall into the category of reluctant landlords, due to circumstances beyond their control.Whichever boat you fall in, realizing all that's involved when you decide to become a landlord is critical if you intend to come out ahead in the long run.Being a successful landlord will ultimately require that you understand both your … [Read more...]

Moving Announcements: 6 Fun Ways To Let People Know You’re Moving (…Or That You’ve Already Moved!)

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Whether you tend to move a lot or you're preparing for one of your first moves, you'll want to keep everyone informed and up-to-date with your new address.But you don't have to be boring about it!There are lots of fun and creative ways to inform people that you'll be moving soon (...or that you've already moved).Following are some of the most unique ways to let your friends and family know that you are moving... … [Read more...]

Best Moving Tips Revealed: Best Time To Move Into A House… Or Apartment

My first job out of college was as a property manager.  I worked in that field for several years.  As a property manager it became obvious that:May 30th to June 1st were the busiest days of the year in terms of moving. August 31st through Sept 1st ran a close second. The dates in between were pretty active as well (June 2nd through August 30th).Of course, the busiest moving days of the year are largely dictated by the region of the country you live in and the local school … [Read more...]