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A lot of research goes into planning a move. But don’t sweat it—our experts have done the heavy lifting. From the first day of your house hunt until your last box is unpacked, we’re here with tips and tools to save you time, money and effort, every step of the way.

Your Questions About Moving During Coronavirus, Answered

As health officials and governments are hard at work trying to stop the coronavirus spread, people across the country are staying at home and practicing social distancing. This means we’re limiting our time in public and staying six feet away from strangers — all in an effort to try and stop COVID-19’s spread. With businesses across the country shutting down or operating at limited capacity, and people spending more time at home, what does that mean for pending moves? 

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How to Move Into Your First College Apartment

Unlike living in on-campus housing, moving off-campus means you are on your own regarding many things. This college student’s first apartment guide outlines what you need to do to prepare and prioritize. Prepping for your first apartment as a college student Locate apartment complexes close to campus: Finding an apartment that is close to where […]

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How to Set Up Trash Pick-Up and Recycling at Your New Home

Moving into a new home involves a lot of planning and preparation, including setting up trash removal services. No one wants to deal with heaps of trash, especially after a move. In this guide, you’ll learn more about what garbage pickup service to look for, how to set up your garbage collection service, and what […]

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Pro Tips: 5 Things This Real Estate Agent Says You Need to Know

Whether you’re buying a house or selling your home, the process can be tremendously overwhelming. However, there are insider tips that can lessen stress, save time and money. MYMOVE interviewed Liz Loadholt, a real estate broker since 1976. She is the founder, COO, Relocation Director, and Broker-in-Charge of The Agent Owned Realty Co. Liz Loadholdt […]

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How Much Are Closing Costs?

When you are about to purchase a new home, one looming question might be “how much are closing costs?” While these costs vary depending on your location, it is still possible to determine the average closing costs on your home. Closing costs cover a wide variety of fees that your lender is going to go […]

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How Do I Fire My Real Estate Agent?

Though it’s always best to work things out if possible, there are times when it may become necessary to fire a real estate agent. Whether your agent is grossly incompetent, or you simply don’t see eye to eye, firing a realtor is a delicate process. Here’s how to fire a realtor with minimal drama or […]

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How Changing Your Address Helps Change Laws

Don’t let a defunct address keep you from participating in democracy. Updating your voter registration with your correct and current address ensures that you’re able to vote in the right district and that your voter ID and your registration card match. Change is made on a local level. It’s your mayor who appoints the chief […]

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How to Find a month-to-month Lease

If you are looking for flexibility, a month-to-month lease could be the answer. With no specified end date, they can allow you to reside in the apartment for an extended or limited timeframe. If you take on a traditional lease that renews at the end of 12 or 16 months, you’re required to stay there […]

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Financial Literacy: Teaching Kids How To Buy A Home

Homeownership has become a hard-to-reach goal for many young adults. The rising costs of houses coupled with high student loan debt mean some young people don’t have the same buying power as their parents did. And with COVID-19 continuing to disrupt our economy, it could make it even harder for young adults to save money […]

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The 13 Best Backyard Plants to Grow for Privacy

Living in the city can have its drawbacks. If you love a protected sense of privacy, open backyards and crowded residential blocks can make central city life harder to enjoy. But there are workarounds. There are a plethora of thick, commonly used backyard plants that can serve as a fantastic barrier between you and your […]

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The Best Basement Paint Colors

Because of their location, it’s easy to overlook basements during renovations. They’re mostly built for storage — sometimes without comfort and light in mind. But with a few touch-ups, like updating your basement wall colors, you can reinvent a cellar or basement into one of the most beautiful and functional spaces in the house. A […]

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Top Wellness Apps To Help You Stay Calm During a Move

It may feel difficult to focus on anything else but planning, packing (and unpacking), and other preparations throughout your move. When the process becomes overwhelming, it’s essential to take time for self-care to manage moving stress. These seven relaxation apps will help you stay calm and collected during your move. 7 relaxation apps to help […]

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15 No-Grass Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Spending weekends working to create the “perfect lawn” can be exhausting. Mowing, weeding, and watering are time-consuming. Are you looking for a lawn substitute? Read on for 15 fabulous and cheap backyard ideas, no grass needed. Get ready to pack away your lawnmower and genuinely enjoy the outdoors. Don’t have a grassy backyard, but still […]

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How to Paint Stripes on a Wall

Painting stripes on your walls is a great decorative technique and a trendy way to update a tired room. Striped wall paint ideas are often simple but bold, so it’s important to identify the specific design that will work for your space. Vertical lines on walls will create the impression of height, while horizontal stripes […]

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How to Vote By Mail

Everyone knows that the 2020 presidential election is an important one. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of voting will look much different than in years past. A majority of Americans will be sending mail-in votes, rather than casting their ballot in-person at a local polling place. Voting by mail — also called […]

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How to Get to Know Your New Neighbors

Striking up a conversation with strangers — even new neighbors — can be challenging. But, once you’ve settled in after your big move, it’s time to get out there and introduce yourself. Whether you tend to be more introverted or outgoing, these ten tips will help you easily make new neighbor introductions. Meeting your neighbors […]

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A Senior Citizen’s Guide to Moving

Moving is a major ordeal for anyone, but seniors often face particularly difficult challenges when relocating. Seniors may require additional assistance when it comes to downsizing, planning, and executing the actual move itself. As we age, we usually accumulate more things — so often, the first step is to part with a large number of […]

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The Top Reasons Home Sales Fall Through

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, uncertainty hangs over every contract: Will the other party uphold their obligations? Will they change their mind? There are many reasons real estate deals fall through, but with a little knowledge and insight, you can increase the chances that your contract leads to a successful closing. Many variables […]

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How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists

Statista estimates that there are over 10.64 billion mailed catalogs in America between 2001 and 2015. With such a high number of unsolicited materials, your mailbox can end up like a holding cell for trash that adds little value to your life. Junk mail can be costly, too, presenting a shopping temptation that can throw […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Siding in 3 Easy Steps

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular materials used on homes in the United States, but like all outdoor surfaces, it can begin to look less-than-perfect over time. Whether you’re battling a build-up of mold and mildew, or imperfections such as dirt, dust, grease, or rust, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve researched […]

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Can You Finance Your Move? 

Between buying packing supplies and renting a moving truck, moving can get pretty expensive. Because relocating is so costly, paying for your moving costs out of pocket may not be possible. That’s where moving loans come in. They’re unsecured personal loans that allow you to finance part or all of your moving costs and pay […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Choice Home Warranty

Initially launching in 2008, Choice Home Warranty is located in Edison, New Jersey, where it offers affordable home warranty plans to consumers. Throughout its history, Choice Home Warranty has handled more than 3,000,000 service requests. It has also provided coverage to more than 1,000,000 homes across the country. Choice Home Warranty provides coverage to every […]

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Is Your Moving Company Licensed and Insured? Here’s How To Check

A 2019 United States Census Mobility Data report reveals that 32 million Americans moved homes in 2018. More than 45% of this was local, while 54.5% was interstate. If you’re planning on joining the trend and changing residences, an important part of your journey should be locating licensed moving companies to help with the transition. […]

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How to Move Sustainably

Moving your life from one home to another is an inevitable part of life, but leaving a large carbon footprint when you move doesn’t have to be. While corporations bear the onus for producing the most greenhouse emissions, it’s our planet too, and every little bit of eco-friendliness helps. We’re familiar with the idea of […]

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The Best Lawn Aerators of 2020

If your lawn has yellow patches, areas of stunted growth, or you just can’t get the rich green lawn you want, a lawn aerator might be something you need. Compact soil often kills well-tended lawns, leaving homeowners baffled when their lawn still looks under-watered after regular maintenance. There are a ton of yard aerators on […]

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Add Personality to Your Room With a DIY Wallpaper Accent Wall

Are you looking to add impact to your home? Wallpaper accent walls are a simple yet highly effective way to transform any room in your house. Whether you want to make a statement, or simply have a small space that needs character without being overbearing, then a wallpaper accent wall could be the perfect addition. […]

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17 Cute Dorm Room Ideas For Decorating Your Small Space

Personalizing a dorm room is an effective way of both making it homey and easing the transition to college life. However, most dorm rules don’t allow you to change the room’s furniture, layout, or wall color. So in this post, we share cute dorm ideas that will transform the dullest dorm room into a comfortable […]

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Experts See A Real Estate ‘Frenzy’ Once COVID-19 Regulations Lift

Prior to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the U.S. housing market showed signs of a red-hot spring season. Historically low mortgage rates and high demand birthed a healthy, thriving seller’s market at the beginning of 2020. New home sales surged in January to an almost 13-year high, setting the stage for further economic expansion.

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How to Clean Grout

Cleaning grout from your bathroom tiles may seem straightforward, but it can be quite difficult. Due to grout’s porous nature, it quickly absorbs anything that sits on top of it. But getting grout as clean and white as it was when first installed is not impossible. Using the right materials and products is crucial to […]

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How to Buy a Historic Home

Historic homes are an amazing glimpse into our country’s past. They are unique, structurally stunning, and foster a sense of pride in saving a piece of yesteryear. A historic home is undeniably an investment. Our one-stop guide for everything you need to know about buying a historic home will help ease this life-changing decision. For […]

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