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More people aren’t happy to be moving. In fact, the number of people unhappy about moving is nearly four times higher than the historical average, according to results of a new moving sentiment survey by Moving Day Boxes.When survey respondents were asked whether their circumstances surrounding their last move was happier than their current move, more than 70 percent of those surveyed answered “ye...
Read Post [Posted on 12/12/2014 By John Askins]
More Americans are heading to the South and West, according to the U.S. Census. The census data shows the largest population growth in the last decade occurred in areas of the South and West, as Northeast and Midwest residents continued to head toward warmer and less expensive Sun Belt hot-spots. Populations in the South and West grew 14.3 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively, since 2000, w...
Read Post [Posted on 12/06/2014 By John Askins]
The Penske Truck Rental’s list of top moving destinations has plenty of sunny locales. Here is the list of some of their top cities:1. Atlanta2. Phoenix3. Orlando, Fla.4. Dallas/Fort Worth5. Chicago6. Houston7. Denver8. Seattle9. Sarasota, Fla.10. Charlotte, N.C.There are no new market entries.No region moved up or down more than two positions, with Dallas/Fort Worth dropping two places, from seco...
Read Post [Posted on 11/29/2014 By John Askins]
We are always here for your home buying and selling needs!-Mary & Kelly
Read Post [Posted on 11/25/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Relocation packages for employees moving to a new job or relocating to a new city don’t contain as many perks as they once did, reflecting the still struggling housing market. Guaranteed buyouts of executives’ homes aren’t as common nowadays as homes lag longer on the market and companies don’t want to get stuck owning them.  Prior to the housing crisis, companies "were much more willi...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Askins]
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]
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