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How to Create a Moving Budget

Regardless of what kind of relocation you're planning, you need to budget for it accordingly. Whether you're moving across state lines, into a bigger (or smaller) house, or into your first place, there are many moving parts to consider. So, with that in mind, let's look at how you can make an adequate moving budget. These tips should work for all situations, and you can adapt them to suit your specific needs.

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Tips for a Job Relocation

You're close to landing a job in a new city. That's exciting. Relocating for a job, however, is stressful. So here are some tips to make the relocation go more smoothly. Negotiate for a Relocation Package When an employer asks you to relocate for a job, they typically offer you a relocation package. If they don't, ask for one as part of the compensation negotiations. If the answer is "No," then the job is still yours; if it is "yes," then you've saved yourself some money.

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Think Small: The Many Benefits of Downsizing

Ever feel like less is more? The old adage can definitely apply when it comes to downsizing your home. Moving from a larger house to a smaller home offers many benefits, from lower costs to less maintenance.  People downsize for several reasons; maybe you're about to retire, your kids have grown and left the nest, or you simply want to save money on housing costs. No matter the reason, downsizing often means a life upgrade.  Here are a few benefits of downsizing your home.

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A Guide to Moving and Packing Supplies

There are many benefits to being prepared before a move. First, being prepared can help reduce fear and anxiety. Second, help ease some stress by being prepared for your upcoming residential move.

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The Essential Home Moving Checklist

Now that you've decided to make a household move, there's a lot of work to be done. With so many items to cross off your to-do list, it can all seem pretty overwhelming. An excellent way to stay organized during a move is to create a checklist of the various tasks in order of priority. This way, you can get visual confirmation of what you've done and what's left to finish.

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Is Hiring A Full-Service Moving Company Right For You?

When the average person decides to relocate for work or lifestyle reasons, the moving process puts extraordinary time constraints on already booked schedules. So on top of busy workdays, weekends, and getting used to a new community, you are tasked with packing everything — that means every dish, spoon, electronic device, and knick-knack.

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How to Make Friends After You Move to a New City

One of the challenges of a residential move is making friends in your new town. While friendships can happen organically, they'll happen much faster if you take some steps to put yourself out there. It might take a little extra effort to connect with and bond with new people, but it will be worth the work if you keep at it.

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Preparing Your Home to Sell

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market? If you're like most home sellers, you probably have two goals in mind: Selling your home quickly and for the highest possible price. How you prepare your home for sale can help you achieve both. When preparing your home for the market, a bit of planning and elbow grease go a long way. Read on to learn how to prep your home for sale.

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Parenting Teens Through a Major Relocation

If you and your family are planning a residential move, you know, there are many details to sort through and put on your to-do list. An essential part of your move is to make sure every family member has a smooth transition from your current house to your brand new one. Relocating can be especially challenging for a teen since they seek stability and fitting in with a group. Teens often perceive moving as a threat to both. Here are some tips for parenting a teen through a significant move.

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