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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]
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...
Read Post [Posted on 06/18/2014 By Carlos Andrade]
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...
Read Post [Posted on 06/18/2014 By John Askins]
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...
Read Post [Posted on 06/11/2014 By Holly Smith]
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...
Read Post [Posted on 06/09/2014 By John Askins]
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...
Read Post [Posted on 06/08/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 06/04/2014 By Holly Smith]
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 05/29/2014 By John Askins]
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. ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/13/2014 By Holly Smith]
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