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Buying a Home

Preparing for a Cross-country Move

October 25, 2016

The clock is ticking, and pretty soon you’ll be moving to a brand-new home in a brand-new state. But along with the excitement of your upcoming adventure (just imagine the possibilities!), you can’t help but feel a bit nervous… Moving jitters are perfectly normal—especially if you’re relocating your whole life clear across the country. But we’ve identified some simple ways to aid in your upcoming move and help you make yourself at home in your new home so you can focus on the exciting journey…

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Packing & Moving

Tips When Hiring Movers

September 6, 2016
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If you’ve heard moving company horror stories from friends and relatives, your excitement about your new home may be overshadowed with a little trepidation. What if the movers don’t show up for my move? What if they charge me double their estimate? What if they won’t deliver my furniture? Relax and follow these quick hiring tips. Most moving company headaches can be avoided simply by choosing reputable movers and by knowing your rights as a consumer. Give yourself time to shop around and do your homework. Snap…

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Life at Home

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

August 4, 2016
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Summer is winding down and the new school year is fast approaching. Excitement is in the air as children across the country gather their pencils, binders and backpacks and eagerly anticipate catching up with classmates, returning to clubs and sports teams and getting to know new teachers and subject matter. But kids planning to attend a new school this year may experience some anxiety during this time.   If you moved into a new home—and a new school district—over the summer and are concerned about…

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Buying a Home

A Guide to Our Free Homebuyer Guides

July 26, 2016
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At Richmond American, we love helping new homebuyers attain the dream of homeownership. And with nearly 40 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about the process! Perhaps you’re just beginning your house hunt, or maybe you’ve already decided on a floor plan and community. Regardless of your stage in the homebuying process, we have compiled worksheets, tools and checklists to assist you along the way. Check out (and download!) our series of FREE guides, designed to help homebuyers stay organized, informed…

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Packing & Moving

How to Throw a Packing Party

May 24, 2016

What better way to celebrate your upcoming move than with a packing party? But you don’t want to throw an average, run-of-the-mill packing party. You want to wow your friends and family members while creating warm, wonderful memories of your final days in your current space. Following are tips to host a box-up-your-belongings bash that guests will rave about well after you’ve settled into your brand-new home:   Issue an invite in advance. Give your family and friends plenty of notice so they can save…

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