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4 Reasons Autumn is the Most Flexible Time to Move

Spring cleaning might plant the idea of moving in your mind; something about reorganizing your closets for the tenth time makes it clear…

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How to Rent a Home or Apartment With No Credit History

Options available for renting without credit If you’re looking for a place to rent but have no previous credit history, you could be up for a challenge. Good rental properties aren’t on the market for long, especially when they’re being snapped-up by renters with glowing credit scores. Thankfully, we’ve discovered that renting a home or […]

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How to Pick the Right Floor Plan for Your Needs

You might not be an expert on how to design a house floor plan, and that’s OK. Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the ideal floor plan for their house.  Whether you are getting ready to design your floor plan with an architect or you are house hunting for the perfect home, it’s […]

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15 Tips for Moving into Your First House

Finally, you’re ready to move out of your apartment into your first house. Apartment living has its advantages, but sometimes you just need to move on. There are some pretty big differences between living in an apartment complex and living in a home.  Such a large transition may feel a bit overwhelming, but don’t stress. […]

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How to Give a Notice to Vacate When You’re Moving Out

Moving out of an apartment can be a thrilling prospect, especially if you’re uprooting to far sweeter surroundings. But before you let your…

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The Best Rugs According to the MYMOVE Team

Nothing completes a room’s aesthetic (or hides that one weird spot on the floor) quite like a nice, plush rug. We asked the MYMOVE team to share their favorite rugs that perfectly fill any living space’s decor gaps. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, there’s a rug that’s bound to cozy up any part of your […]

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First-Time Voters Guide

If you’ve recently moved, you’ve probably already changed your address, but did you remember to update your voter registration? For those who are voting for the first time, no worries; registering to vote is easy! Every state is a bit different regarding voter registration laws, so make sure you visit your state’s election website for […]

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The Best First Purchase for Your New Home According to the MYMOVE Team

No matter how many times you move, it’s always surprising how much stuff you need to get to fill out your new place. But even with all those boxes and bags piling up, some things stick out more than others. We asked the MYMOVE team to share their favorite purchases they made during a move. […]

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Empty Nesters: A Guide to Help You Make the Best Moving Decisions

Sending your kids off to a new phase in their lives should make you feel incredibly proud. But oftentimes, there’s a difficult adjustment that comes with it.  Empty nesters are left with a house that’s bigger than they need, and may have to decide whether to move to a new area, downsize, or even upsize. […]

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This Month In Moving: Best. Moving. Hack. Ever!, Top #movingday Tweets, ‘Moonstruck’ Home Sale

Record high temps and gas prices made July a very difficult month to move. We tip our caps to those who survived. Here’s our favorite stories and conversations about moving, home design and decor, and more for July. Moving hack of the month Who needs a rental truck when you can… (Seriously, don’t try this […]

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Mover Stories: Everything We Learned From Buying Our First House

Moving is stressful enough on its own — now think about adding the most expensive purchase of your life on top of it. But even though two in three Americans live in a home they own, buying that first one still feels like venturing into uncharted territory.  To help clear up some of that mystery, […]

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What Are Income-Restricted Apartments?

If your income is low, you may qualify for an income-restricted apartment in your community. These affordable housing units, also known as rent-restricted apartments, are designed for low-income families, singles, and couples looking for a place to live. But what does “income-restricted” mean, and how do you apply? Income-restricted apartments are regulated by a complex […]

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Surviving a Move in the Summer Heat

Summertime is the most popular time for moving. The kids are out of school, there’s more sunshine, and college students are getting settled…

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How to Cancel or Update Your Change of Address

You were proactive in submitting your change of address information two months before your move. Using the USPS® Change of Address feature made it simple. But now you have a problem — you need to update your information. Here’s how to do it.

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Ask an Expert: What Are Your Rights as a Renter?

In 2021, renters made up around 36% of the U.S. population. While it’s normally viewed as the more affordable option, that’s not always the case anymore. Between 1985 and 2020, median rental prices increased by 149%, compared with an income increase of only 35% in the same period.  With rental budgets stretched thinner and thinner, […]

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Moving Services for Seniors

No matter your age, moving from one home to another is always a challenge. For seniors, especially those with limited mobility, moving is even more of an ordeal. As a practical matter, senior movers will need some form of assistance whether from family members, friends, or a company that offers senior moving services. Not only […]

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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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Motorcycle Shipping: Everything You Need to Know

There is nothing quite like exploring the open road on your motorcycle. But if you’re moving to a new home far away with your family, cruising on two wheels to your destination probably isn’t an option. Motorcycles are also heavy, so it’s not always practical to pack one in the back of a moving truck.

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How to Prepare For a Home Inspection in 6 Easy Steps

Hiring a home inspector is a must for any buyer before they sign contracts or make deals. The typical real estate contract includes a contingency clause that permits the buyer to back out of the deal without losing their earnest money if, for any reason, the home inspection uncovers problems. Buyers can also choose to renegotiate the terms of the contract based on the findings of the home inspection. That’s why, as a seller, it’s essential to learn how to pass a home inspection so that the closing process can go off without a hitch.

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Military PCS Moves: A Comprehensive List of Resources

One great thing about a military move is that it won’t cost you much since the government covers nearly all of the expenses. But PCS moves are no walk in the park. A Permanent Change of Station is a big change for your family, who will have to get used to a new location and make new friends all over again. Not only that, but your spouse may have to find a new job or career.

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Military PCS: The Complete Moving Guide

PCS is an acronym for “Permanent Change of Station.” For members of the armed services and their families, this refers to an ordered move to a new duty station. PCS moves are long-term relocations for assignments that last 20 weeks or more.

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Best Apartment-Finders of 2021

Finding an apartment is often a challenging process on its own, but modern apartment apps and websites are designed to make the process easier. The tricky part these days is choosing the best site for apartment rentals. Listings flood the market, with many companies claiming to be the best apartment finder. But separating the truly […]

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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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A Complete List of Moving Companies With Military Discounts

Every year about one-third of military service members move to a new duty station. That’s hundreds of thousands of households who have to pick up and relocate to a new home. While the government covers the cost and arranges for military moving companies to transport the household goods of military members, many decide to go with a personally procured move (PPM) instead.

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