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 ...
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,
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...
How to prepare for a seamless transition:If you're moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition from house to house will go more smoothly.Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for a seamless transition.1. Full serve, partial serve or a do-it-yourself move. Can you do it alone or should you h...
College grads say that relocating for more employment opportunities is their main motivation for moving this year, according to a Apartments.com survey. So where are some of the best places for them to relocate to? Apartments.com and CareerBuilder compiled a list ranking the top 15 best cities for recent college graduates, identifying the places that offer some of the best opportunities for e...
Selling your home, moving, settling in to a new home...there are so many things to remember and do. Here is a list of resources from the City of Houston to help you get settled. It includes information on how to register to vote, public and private schools, tax information, and contact information to utility companies. Additionally, Greater Houston Partnership has similar information includin...
Seventy-nine percent of Millennial parents (between the ages of 18
and 34) and 70 percent of Generation X parents (between the ages of 35
and 49) make major purchasing decisions around their children, according
to a survey of 2,000 parents by Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
Sixty-seven percent of Millennial parents and 64 percent of Gen X
parents say they are more concerned about the immedi...
When Ray Kroll took the economic development job in Karnes County, Texas a few years ago, the property value of the entire county was around $500 million.Now, thanks to the Eagle Ford shale play, the property tax rolls have jumped to $1.3 billion.“To think that you would use the b-word in conjunction with Karnes County is just crazy,” Kroll said. “We’re talking in billions and not millions.”P...
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...
Here is a handy dandy service where you can obtain bids on shipping anything from a vehicle to a pet to a piano: http://www.uship.com In addition to getting quotes from movers they also supply tips on how to prepare and what to expect. ...
More Americans are heading South — to Texas, in particular. The
horizontal drilling and fracking boom has helped to double oil
production in Texas in the last three years. The state has added 300,000
jobs in the past year alone.
Texas cities dominate a recent list by Forbes.com of areas seeing
some of the biggest growth in new residents. More residents are also
flocking to Florida.
1. Big closets
Female homebuyers walk into a home for sale and, invariably, after first
inspecting the kitchen, will make a beeline for the bedroom to check out the
closets, she says. Women tell researchers, real-estate agents and anyone else
who will listen that they want a home that helps manage a family's accumulation
of stuff. That means cupboards, drawers, cubbies and organizing system...
Why Work with a Buyer's Agent?Here are the top 10 reasons for using a buyer's agent.1. It's FREE - That's right, hiring a buyer's won't cost you a thing. It's the seller who pays the commission, not the buyer.2. It's Convenient - Owner of One Source Realty, Eric Bramlett, pointed out that targeting the right neighborhoods, finding homes that fit your criteria and scheduling showing...