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Top 3 Tips on Getting Started in a New Community

Perhaps one of the scariest things about moving is the fear of the unknown; what’s this new place going to be like?  Will my neighbors be nice or nosey and bothersome?  There’s really no way to know for sure what your new city holds for you, but there are simple ways to acclimate yourself and to help ease into your new surroundings.  Check out our top tips on starting in a new community. Check It Out! One of the best ways to...

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Choosing the Right Neighborhood for Your Next Move

Location, location, location is the old real estate cliche.  You can have a great house, but if it’s stuck beside a busy highway, an airport or even just the neighbors from hell you are going to be unhappy, and most likely, have a hard time reselling the home.  And even if your dream home is in a great neighborhood, a long commute to and from work or a time consuming bus ride to school for the kids, will soon become irritating and...

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Moving In: 5 Things To Tackle First

Moving to a new home can be very exciting, especially if you are a first-time homeowner; however, that enthusiasm can soon be extinguished.  Moving from one place to another requires more than just packing up your belongings and picking out decorating schemes.  Check out our moving in tips to figure out what needs to be done right away and what can wait until later. Let Everyone Know Unless you are in the witness protection program,...

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Follow These 5 Packing Strategies for a Smooth Move

Studies have shown that moving ranks as high up in feeling stressed as a divorce or a death.  Unfortunately, having these emotions during the loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship is to be expected; however, there are ways to prevent overwhelming stress when relocating.  Check out our packing strategies to ensure a smooth move. Strategy # 1 ~ Accessories Are a Must There is nothing more frustrating than getting involved in a...

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Week-by-Week Tips to Simplify Your Move

Whether this is your first serious move or you’re an old-pro at it, there are ways to reduce the stress and hassle of moving from one home to another.  Most people know they are going to relocate well in advance, so don’t leave everything to the last minute.  Decide the moment you know you are moving to plan, pack and even downsize the stuff you no longer want.  Check out our top week-by-week tips to simplify your move. Six...

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6 Best Tips on Getting Your Security Deposit Back

If you are a renter on the move or looking for a space, then one of your biggest concerns may be the security deposits.  This money put down in advance can add up, so follow our top tips to ensure you get back what is coming to you. Pre-Move In Before you move into a unit, ask the landlord to do a walk-through with you.  Use a digital or video camera to record the condition of everything in the apartment.  This includes the rooms as a...

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