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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.

Fire Safety in Your New Home: Safety Checklist For the Family

Home fire safety is immensely important for everyone, regardless of where you live and who’s at home with you — whether you live alone, with kids, or even your fur babies. In 2018, over 3,600 deaths occurred as a result of fires. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly three out of five fire-related […]

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Choosing a Paint Color: How to Pick the Perfect Shade

When choosing a paint color for your home, getting the shade right is key. Color has the power to make a small room feel bigger or a large room feel cozy, so it pays to be intentional about shade and finish. 

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How to Find a Realtor When Selling Your Home

No matter the reason, making the decision to sell your home is stressful, emotional, and overwhelming. Choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference in your selling experience. Equipped with our seller’s guide, you will learn the essential steps in how to find a realtor that is an expert in their line of work, can meet your needs, and successfully sell your home.

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How to Negotiate Inspection Repairs

Most residential real estate contracts today include a clause that gives the buyer a chance to hire a home inspector before closing the deal. A home inspector is a licensed professional who will evaluate the subject property from top-to-bottom and identify any parts of the home that are out of code, or in need of repair or replacement.

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Watch Out For These ‘Red Flags’ When Choosing A Real Estate Agent

If you’re in the market for a new home or selling your old home, one of your biggest concerns may be how to choose a realtor. Most real estate agents are committed to helping their clients find the home of their dreams or get the best possible price for their existing home. Like any profession, […]

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HSA Home Warranty Reviews

A home warranty is an agreement that promises to cover the homeowner against damages to home systems and appliances. Placing your home’s appliances and systems under warranty can spare you out-of-pocket expenses that result from unexpected breakdowns and repairs. Home Security of America (HSA) was founded in 1984 by its current CEO, Robert Lehman. In […]

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American Home Shield: Home Warranty Reviews

American Home Shield initially launched in 1971 and, since then, over 1.7 million customers have received service. Throughout the company’s history, its mission has been to protect customers from unexpected repair costs. You can find an American Home Shield warranty in every state except for Alaska. Since 2013, AHS home warranty has paid out more […]

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The Complete Guide to OCONUS (Overseas) Military Moves

Moving can be stressful, but even more so when you are moving outside of the United States (OCONUS) into military or base housing. There are hundreds of things to take care of, like packing boxes, notifying your landlord, registering with the Defense Personal Property System and completing your counseling, telling your kids and extended family, […]

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The Best Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Switching kitchen cabinet colors is the easiest and most effective way of changing a kitchen’s overall look and feel. It involves zero construction or renovation — you only need paint and a brush. Kitchen cabinets take up a significant amount of your kitchen’s visual space. Therefore, cabinet colors are the first thing you should consider […]

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A Guide to Moving with Children Who Have Autism

Moving becomes a part of our lives at many different stages: When we move away from our parents, relocate for a job opportunity, or find somewhere new to retire. No matter your circumstances, it can be a stressful process. And if you’re moving with a child with autism, it’s especially important to help relieve moving […]

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US Mattress: 2020 Reviews, Prices, and More

US Mattress is one of the leading mattress retailers in America. It has been trading for 19 years since its foundation in 2001. The company has 275 vendors, six retail stores, and more than 90 employees. They have retail stores located throughout the Midwest and sell mattresses on their online storefront. In 2012, US Mattress […]

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Buying a House With Cash: Pros and Cons

Although the majority of homebuyers finance their home purchase, around 14% pay cash. Buying a house with cash makes your offer more attractive to sellers and can give you an edge in a competitive housing market, especially since so few buyers pay cash. But forgoing a mortgage has some downsides.

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House?

Finding an existing home that checks all the boxes and fits your budget can be a huge challenge. If your house hunt has been unsuccessful so far, you may be wondering, how much does it cost to build a home?

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Where to Donate Food When You Move

There are many aspects of moving that are easily forgotten in the middle of transitioning. You could have your nose to the grindstone and then with a week left before the moving truck arrives, you find yourself  asking the question, “Where can I donate food?” The good news is, there are quite a few choices for food bank donation.

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A State-by-State Guide to Changing Your Voter Registration Address

Did you move this year? Do you plan to vote in the November election? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to complete your voter registration change-of-address.  Voter registration is handled at the state level, not the federal level. That means if you moved to a new state, you need to […]

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