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How to Fill Holes in the Wall to Get Your Security Deposit Back

You’ve given your notice to the landlord and have begun the packing process. As you take down your family photos and wall art, the nail holes left behind become alarmingly front and center. Left untouched, you may not get your security deposit returned. Learn how to fill holes in walls before your move and have […]

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8 Ways to Lower Your Water Bill

Like many people, you may be wondering, “Why is my water bill so high?” There are numerous possible reasons for this, but before we dig into the average water bill, it’s important to understand a bit about water bills nationwide. Although the average water bill continues to rise year over year, the growth rate has […]

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What Is a Loft Apartment?

A loft apartment is a large and open living space with few or no interior walls. Loft apartments emerged after WWII, in the abandoned infrastructure of industrial New York City. These spaces were pioneered by artists seeking affordable shelter after the war. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that loft apartments became desirable to the […]

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How to Find Property Lines

Knowing where your property begins and ends is an important responsibility for any homeowner. Boundary lines come into play often around building fences, driveways, sheds, decks, or home extensions. Before beginning any such project, it is important that you know how to find property lines. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How do I find my […]

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Efficiency Apartment vs. Studio Apartment

When you’re searching for the ideal small apartment, you’re going to see many terms in rental ads, most notably that the terms “studio apartment” and “efficiency apartment” crop up a lot. And that they’re both a little unconventional compared to your average apartment search. Neither a studio nor an efficiency apartment have private sleeping areas. […]

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What is an Efficiency Apartment?

If you want to rent a small apartment, you’ll see many terms in your search for one, including efficiency apartments. You might be wondering, “What is an efficiency apartment,” and is this the right choice for me? Not only does an efficiency apartment refer to small units, but efficiency housing is also more affordable than […]

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How to Stock your First Kitchen in 8 Steps

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and equipping it for the first time can be an exciting (and daunting) process. You’ll need to plan how to stock those empty cabinets and drawers carefully. While it may be tempting to purchase all the kitchen gadgets, you don’t want your drawers to overflow with accessories […]

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Weddings and Moving in With Your New Spouse During the Pandemic

For many couples, the coronavirus has interfered with even the best-laid wedding plans, and it has brought a once-thriving industry to a near standstill. “Due to the pandemic, the wedding industry has been as deeply affected as the restaurant industry,” explains Amy McCord Jones, a wedding planner and florist for the past 13 years. She […]

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Post-Move Checklist: What To Do When You’re Settling Into a New Home

So you’ve already made an entire to-do list for your next big move, but did you remember to make a post-move checklist? Once you’ve unloaded the last box and tipped the movers, you’ll still have action items at your new place. We’ve got a complete list of post-move to-dos so you can keep organized as […]

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Domestic Violence During the Pandemic: Resources for Victims and Survivors

For some, the coronavirus has been a neverending vacation built upon the comforts of home. But for victims of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV), the quarantine has been stressful – and incredibly dangerous. 

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The Best Pet Transport Services of 2021

Many times, when making a long-distance move, it simply isn’t practical for your pet to travel with you. Airline restrictions may not work for you and your pet, you might be driving a rental car or truck that prohibits animals, or you may need to stop along the way at hotels that are not pet-friendly. […]

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Essential Grocery List for Your New Home

Your checklist of completed rooms to be packed is growing smaller by the day. But as your move-out date approaches, you may be struggling with what to do with your current food and household necessities. After paring down with our pre-move meal prep and donation to your local food bank, you’ll need to restock once […]

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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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A Guide to Help Manage Depression During a Move

Moving to a new place can be exciting and a bit of an adventure, but once the initial excitement of the move fades many people are left with far different feelings. Feelings like exhaustion, uncertainty, doubts, fears and stress can all contribute to moving depression, or what’s popularly come to be known as relocation depression. […]

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A Guide To Finding Housing After Incarceration

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, it brought hope to some people. For those living in prison, the global crisis presented a possibility: Individuals with COVID-19 risk factors who don’t pose a threat to the public and had reentry plans in place were released into home confinement. That’s on top of the more […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe (And Sane) On Moving Day

The stress of moving with children can be overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you can’t successfully navigate the day as you and your kids move. Stay calm, cool, and collected armed with these ways to prepare your child for the move, downloadable packing checklists, and essential tips on staying sane on the big day. Staying […]

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How to Establish A Community in Your New Town

You may think making friends in a new city is challenging. However, learning how to meet new people in your area doesn’t have to be intimidating. Follow some of these tips on how to meet people, and soon enough, your social calendar will be packed with exciting adventures. How to find a community in your […]

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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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Tips for Moving Alone

Whether you’re moving to a new city alone for a change of lifestyle, job relocation, or simply because you need a fresh start, going at it solo can be stressful. Take a deep breath as you read these 10 must-know tips designed to empower you and your exciting new life chapter. 10 essential tips for […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Rent Out My Home?

Renting out your house is a great way to dip your toes into real estate investing. But depending on the rental market in your area, you may not be able to earn enough income to cover your mortgage and expenses. This guide will help you figure out if renting out your house will be a […]

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Coronavirus Moving Study: People Left Big Cities, Temporary Moves Spiked In First 6 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

While it seemed like everyone was staying at home, they were actually moving in even larger numbers than usual. Looking at the number of movers who filed for mail forwarding from February to July, requests are up 3.92% from the same time the previous year. There have been more than 15.9 million requests in 2020. In comparison, there were just over 15.3 million requests during the same period in 2019.

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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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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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