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Buying a Home

How to Find Your Dream Home in 10 days

November 1, 2019

You’ve probably heard of the movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Watching that film had us thinking…what else can be done in a 10-day time period? How about finding your next home? It’s possible! We’ve broken down the process day by day to show you how. DAY 1: BUDGET   Wake up, stretch, get a cup of coffee and get ready to look at your finances. Make a detailed list of all your monthly expenses and determine what you can afford to…

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Buying a Home

What to Know When Moving From an Apartment to a House

October 11, 2019
New homeowner gazing out the window

Buying your first home is an exciting event! If you’ve been renting an apartment for years, there are a few things you should know when you make the transition to homeownership. Be sure to keep these simple facts and tips in mind as you embark on this next chapter in your life. Performing general maintenance When you buy a brand-new home, it’s not likely you will be making huge repairs or renovating on the weekends, but there are still maintenance tasks you will need to…

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Buying a Home, Packing & Moving

3 Steps to Moving Before the Holidays

September 4, 2019

Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and that may mean you’re slipping out of vacation mode. Is setting a moving timeline back on your to-do list? If you’re ready to start touring model homes so you can find your dream home, you may want to be settled before the holiday season. (After all, wouldn’t it be great to break out your tree, menorah or other decorations and have them on display in a brand-new living space?) If that’s your goal, here are…

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Packing & Moving

Going-away Party Ideas for Kids (or Grown-ups!)

May 17, 2019

A big move can be a big adjustment—especially for children. One way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw a going-away party. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to follow our Moving Party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration. Let your child help with the planning. During a move, kids can feel like a lot of things are out of their control. By letting them make choices about their party’s guest list, invitations,…

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Packing & Moving

What to Ditch Before the Big Move

April 23, 2019
Decluttering before a move

It’s not every day you have the opportunity (or motivation) to take stock of every household possession—from items in dark closet corners to long-unopened bins and catch-all drawers. The thought of it might not spark joy, at least not at first. But when framed within the context of preparing for a move, you might find it a rewarding process, even exciting. Think about it: the more effectively you get rid of clutter, the less you’ll have to move and the easier it’ll be to set…

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