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Staging Helps!Staging your home is important only if you want your home to sell quickly. Allow your home to sit 60 days on the market or stage it right and sell it in days. Less is best, and going neutral creates a clear canvas for others to imagine themselves in the home with their personal style.De-ClutterYou would be so surprised to know how much clutter you've accumulated over the years of liv...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Desiree Gallow]
Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful but, for those with past credit problems, the process may also seem intimidating. The good news is that many lenders have adapted to the idea that many hopeful homeowners simply need a second chance, which means that past credit problems no longer have to define your future. Credit Blemishes When life unexpectedly takes a turn for the worst...
Read Post [Posted on 11/07/2014 By Enrique Escobar]
This is a fly over of the GrandParkway from Highway 249 to Highway 59.Projected completion date is end of 2015. This should help us all get around the city much quicker. #Grandparkway ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Don Arsenault]
How long does a bankruptcy stay on my credit? A chapter 7 filing remains on your credit report for 10 years. Chapter 13 remains for 7 years.
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By Angela Angell]
(BPT) - The military gives individuals and families the opportunity to explore the world, but that exploration often requires frequent moving. Rarely is this a smooth process. Service members can receive assistance through Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Personally Procured Moves (PPM) programs to help handle the process.No matter how quickly the move happens or what kind of moving assistanc...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By Susan Roddy]
TOP 5 DON'TS OF MOVINGMoving is a big undertaking. Getting it right can make the difference between having a stress free moving experience or such a terrible one that you vow never to move again. Preparation and being organized are the two main keys to remember; but of course, they are always the hardest things to accomplish. Making mistakes can set you back, causing you more money and more stress...
Read Post [Posted on 10/15/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
Several U.S. cities are losing population, according to census data. But according to a recent article at CNNMoney.com, many of these cities still make great places to live and raise a family. Here are four cities that make its list of best shrinking cities to live: 1. Ocean City, N.J.Population: 14,699Drop since 2000: 4.4 percent"It's very quaint," says Mark Grimes, a real estate broker...
Read Post [Posted on 09/27/2014 By John Askins]
You’re done buying your new home and, at last, the moving truck’s been unloaded. Now it’s time to unpack and make the new place your own – a labor-intensive process that will go a lot easier when you follow these five quick tips that RE/MAX has come up with. http://rem.ax/1AyX9gU1. Divvy Up the WorkGive everyone in the family a list of jobs to do, with the big items – like furniture...
Read Post [Posted on 09/10/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
No matter how many times you do it, moving doesn’t really get any easier. If you have a family, an action figure hobby or pretty much anything other than a minimalist lifestyle, the concept of packing up everything you own into tidy boxes is intimidating. Unless friends and family can rally a fleet of large SUVs, trucks and plenty of muscle, most people have to hire professional movers. That inve...
Read Post [Posted on 08/23/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Where Do Most People Want to Live?If you could live in any state, except the one you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?The Harris Poll has asked this question every year since 1997. While California tops the list of most popular states to live in among Echo Boomers (now ages 18 to 33) and Gen Xers (ages 34 to 45), Hawaii is the top pick for Baby Boomers (ages 46 to 64) and Mature...
Read Post [Posted on 08/19/2014 By John Askins]
Traditionally when Americans retired, they would make big cross-country moves or head south to Sunbelt states. But times have changed and now more seniors are opting to stay put or make a short-distance move.  Indeed, only 1.6 percent of retirees between the age of 55 and 65 moved across state lines in 2010, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.  Florida once was the retiree ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/01/2014 By Valerie Smith]
Fewer Americans are on the move, with newly released Census data showing that only 11.7 percent of Americans moved between 2012 and 2013 due to job, family, or housing reasons.  The number of movers has shrunk compared to 1998 and 1999 when the national mover rate was at 15.9 percent.  Single people were on the move the most from 2012 to 2013. More than 12 million people who had ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/24/2014 By John Askins]
A small startup called NextMover may be poised to disrupt the moving industry. The company helps truck owners and pickup drivers earn extra cash by helping with small-scale, local moves.  They have only been assisting with local moves in Santa Barbara, Calif. since January, but the concept has already drawn comparisons to car-sharing services such as Lyft. Truck owners set their ow...
Read Post [Posted on 06/23/2014 By John Askins]
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