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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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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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What is Peak Moving Season?

Whether you’re moving to begin a new job, start school, live in a bigger house, or some other major life event, one thing is true — you’re not alone. MYMOVE data finds that one in five U.S. households move each year. That adds up to 24.1 million moving households annually!

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A Landlord’s Guide to Renting Out a Home

The time has come. You bought an investment property. You upgraded the cabinets, patched up the walls, and put in fresh new carpets. Finally, you are ready to start renting out your house — or are you? As a first time landlord, you might be wondering how to rent a house and feeling a little […]

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What You Should Expect from a Home Inspection

If you’re buying a new home, then sooner or later you’ll need to have a home inspection done. While not usually required, obtaining a home inspection is common practice in real estate and is almost entirely done for the benefit of the purchaser, even if they’re paying for it out of their own pocket. A […]

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Buying a Mobile Home: Everything You Need to Know

In some ways, buying a mobile home is just like buying a house, with a few key differences. For example, do you buy a mobile home and land parcels together? Or will you be buying a trailer home only and placing it on land you own or lease? These factors are important to take into […]

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10 Things That Fail a Home Inspection And How to Prevent Them

A home inspection is a top-to-bottom evaluation of a home, completed by a licensed inspector. Home inspections are usually paid for by the buyer when purchasing a home. The role of the home inspector is to provide the buyer with a comprehensive report detailing problems with the home — both big and small. A buyer […]

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What Junk Removal Companies Will (and Won’t) Take

If you’ve got junk piling up in your garage, basement, or even your living room, you might need the help of a junk removal company. These companies pick up junk removal items from your home or business that you can’t dispose of yourself and haul them away for a fee. Junk removal items include old […]

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Packing Clothes: How to Prepare Your Closet For Your Move

There is nothing like an impending move to make you confront your cluttered and jam-packed closet. Closet packing can be one of the most challenging aspects of packing for a move. Moving closet contents from one house to another isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

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What You Need to Know About Building Your Own Home

Building a house is a dream for many people. The ability to choose the exact layout and finishes when you build your own house is an exciting and rewarding process. But a new build isn’t for everybody.

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Your Guide for Moving Internationally from the U.S.

The world gets smaller each year – witness the numbers of Americans you might know who are living or moving internationally. As for pinning…

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