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Ultimate Moving Pack

May 19, 2015

A lot goes into organizing a move—from picking out the home you want to sealing the deal at the closing table and (finally!) preparing a moving day checklist. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a resource that could help streamline this exciting journey? Well, there is! Our Ultimate Moving Pack is chock-full of invaluable tips on how to stay organized and make your next move like a pro. What you’ll find in the guide: Neighborhood shopping checklist Budget worksheet Borrower’s checklist What to bring…

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How to Talk to Your Child About Relocating

May 27, 2014

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, relocating to a new area comes with its challenges. For children, who often have little or no say in the decision, it can be a difficult transition. As a parent, you’re in a unique position to help shape your child’s outlook on moving. Downplay the negative and promote the positive (after all, moving can be a wonderful adventure!) and your kiddo will be well on his or her way to a smooth and successful move! Here…

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Spring Cleaning Checklist Part 5: Tips for Homebuyers and Sellers

April 4, 2014

If you plan to move this year, spring cleaning can be a great head start—both for homeowners getting ready to sell and for homebuyers ready to pack. With that in mind, here are some bonus checklist items to help you focus on those goals as you move from room to room. If you’re moving this year… Put seasonal items—such as winter coats and clothes, heavy drapes and comforters, and holiday decorations—away in moving-safe boxes and label them clearly. Be aggressive about your decluttering. This infographic…

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Moving Made Easy – Relocation Tips and Tricks

October 8, 2013

Moving to a new home is an exciting process, but it can also be confusing and chaotic. To save you time and stress, we’ve compiled a number of moving tips and online resources to help you stay on track for a successful moving day. The home search. The first step in the moving process is deciding exactly where you’ll be moving to. You may want to start by perusing local listings and the websites of homebuilders in your desired area. These will give you an…

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How to Arrange Furniture in Your New Home

October 15, 2012

Whether you’re buying your first home or your tenth, arranging furniture can be a challenge. Though the sofa you bought for your last living room might have been a perfect fit, don’t be surprised if it’s all wrong for your new great room. To make sure you get the most out of your home furniture layout, follow these quick tips: 1. Think about scale. The key to arranging your furniture is to keep proportion top of mind. A small side chair might get swallowed up…

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