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How I Survived My DIY Move

It may not feel like it while we’re in the middle of it, but most moves follow a common template: the work move, the first house move, the moving in with a partner move. And then there are the moves that seem to happen almost by chance — the right place just comes along at […]

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Taking the Long Road: Best Ways to Make a Cross-Country Move

The farthest cities from each other in the U.S. are Point Arena, Calif., and West Quoddy Head, ME. If you’d move from one to the other, you’d travel 3,527 miles. Fortunately, the average cross-country move isn’t quite that long … more like 2,500 miles. However, no matter the length of your cross-country move, it can […]

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Ultimate Guide on How to Budget for a Move

You’ve been lucky enough to have a place to live after college, when you moved back home with your parents. But now that the economy has…

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Moving tips for people with hearing loss

Moving to a new home comes with its share of excitement and stress. But for the 37.5 million American adults who report trouble with hearing, the process poses a number of different challenges. Many moving companies simply don’t have much experience working with people with hearing loss, and communication can be a struggle.  Fortunately, a […]

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25 Tips for Moving and Packing

We’re just going to say it, moving isn’t going to be easy. But it doesn’t have to be miserable either. There are so many details to the moving process — hiring movers, making lists, planning ahead — but having a plan will get you from the old home to the new home efficiently and easily. […]

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How Much Equity Is in Your Home?

ITTIGallery/Shutterstock Understanding home equity When you take the current market value of your home that you receive after an appraisal and subtract it from the amount you currently owe on your mortgage, that’s your home’s equity. Your home equity is how much of the property that you truly own. This is the formula you will use to answer […]

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How to Move Heavy Furniture by Yourself

Getting ready for a move? You came to the right place. Lifting heavy furniture puts a lot of stress on our bodies. If you’re not careful, days or weeks of back pain could be in the future. But we’re here to help. Let’s walk through how to lift heavy furniture the way pros do it. […]

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How to Set Up Utilities When You Move

Don’t forget – just like your boxes and furniture, you also have to bring your services to your new home. Forgetting to transfer, cancel, or turn on utilities could leave you with stress on Moving Day, or worse, expensive past-due bills.

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Do’s and Don’ts For a Successful Spring Move

Moving in the spring brings plenty of advantages. Before the busy summer moving season, it’s historically the best time of year to sell your house, with buyers coming out of winter looking to pounce. And even if you’re hiring professional movers, spring’s milder temperatures can make moving day (or week or month) a little less […]

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Moving Quote Terminology, Decoded

What does my moving company estimate mean? Moving quotes give you an accurate idea of how much it will cost you to move. You’ll typically receive one after providing some information, such as the items you’re moving, whether you need the items packed and where your belongings are headed to. Some moving company quotes are […]

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How to Switch Banks When You Move

Moving isn’t easy. There’s tons to coordinate, organize, and arrange. Timelines are often unforgiving, and help can be hard to come by. Keeping yourself organized with a moving checklist is essential, but do you remember to put switching banks as a top to-do? If you’re wondering, “how do I switch banks?” — look no further. We’ve got expert advice, broken down into manageable steps. 

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What to Do When Movers Lose or Break Your Stuff

Moving to a new home always comes with stress. A 2020 survey conducted by OnePoll for North American Van Lines said that moving was more stressful than getting a divorce, starting a new job, or having kids. And when your favorite piece of glassware is shattered during the moving process or your expensive electronics arrive […]

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Should You Get a Moving Loan to Finance Your Relocation?

Between stocking up on packing supplies, renting a moving truck, and storage, moving can get pretty expensive. With long-distance moves costing as much as $7,000, paying for everything out of pocket may not be possible. That’s where moving loans come in.  Personal loans for moving expenses allow you to finance part or all of your […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Move a Mobile Home?

If you’re looking to move a mobile home for the first time, it’s not as easy as hitching it to a truck and pulling it to your destination. There are several questions you need to answer before you start the move. How much does it cost to move a mobile home? What kind of permits […]

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A Complete List of Charities That Help with Moving Expenses

From boxes to vans, professional movers to security deposits, moving can be expensive. For various reasons, people in the process of moving often look for charities that help with moving expenses. It can be difficult, however, to find a central resource for help.

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How Much Does a PO Box Cost?

Getting a USPS® PO Box™ when you move is an excellent way of ensuring your mail doesn’t get lost or stolen. If you’re moving to a new area or looking for a secure way to receive mail, you could be wondering, “how much does a PO Box cost?” While PO Box prices are consistent across every post office in the United States, the fees vary according to location, box size, and the rental term you choose.

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What Is Home Equity and How Does It Work?

ITTIGallery/Shutterstock What is equity? You’ll often hear the term equity when it comes to homeownership, but you may not even know what that means even if you already own a home. The amount of money you receive when you sell your house, minus any debt associated with it, is equity. When looking at it from an investment point […]

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6 Hidden Moving Discounts You Should Take Advantage Of

Moving costs add up quickly. Before you know it, you’ve spent the cost of a new bedroom set just to move your old one! Getting bids from…

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Moving on a Budget: 11 Tips to Save Money on a Move

Yes, moving’s a pain in the … wallet. The final cost depends on how much stuff the mover has, how far he or she is moving, and how much…

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How to Get the Best Price When Buying a New Build

Buying an existing home is all about the art of the deal. A new home, on the other hand, is set in stone, right? Not exactly. While the materials might have a set cost when a builder is estimating your home, you can still negotiate a better price when buying a new build. Even if […]

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How Much House Can I Afford? Here’s a Breakdown by State and Major City

Are you planning a move or a relocation? You probably have questions like, “How much house can I afford? or “Should I rent or buy?” We’ve taken data from websites like Zillow, How Much and Unison to break it down for you. First off, these figures were calculated by taking data from Zillow about each state’s […]

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10 Things You Should Know Before Buying an Apartment

After spending some time in renting business you’ll realise that you should stop throwing away money on rent month after month, and buy a house or an apartment. If you are going to buy your first apartment ever, then in this article will show you a checklist of things that you should verify before buying. […]

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A DACA Recipient’s Guide to Buying a Home

There are over 643,000 people currently enrolled in DACA, the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals. The program was created by President Obama in 2012 to provide a stop-gap to deportations. Obama issued DACA as an executive order after the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act failed to pass in Congress. Although the […]

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

A 2020 United States Census Mobility Data report estimated that nearly 30 million Americans moved homes last year. 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. If you’re relocating across state lines, the licensed movers you […]

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