June 18th, 2018 - 12:14 PM
June is National Homeownership Month
If you own your home or are looking to become a homeowner, this month is for you! President George W. Bush designated June as National Homeownership Month in 2002 in an effort to help more families “achieve the American Dream.” The month focuses on providing the resources and information Americans need to purchase homes, including down payment assistance, tax incentives and more. As these initiatives continue, it’s interesting to see how housing statistics change from year to year.
June 15th, 2018 - 2:44 PM
How to host the perfect pool party
Do you remember the joy you felt as a kid when you were invited to a pool party? That feeling doesn’t go away with adolescence, but planning one can be even more fun. You can host one for your kids or your friends and family and create an event everyone will love. If you’re looking for inspiration, get started with these pool party ideas. We’ve covered everything from themes and food to games and entertainment. And we’ve incorporated some fun tips to make sure the party is a great success.
Don’t have a pool? We’ve also included some ideas on hosting a party in a different location. Ready? Let’s dive in.
April 4th, 2018 - 3:22 PM
Moving? Don’t forget your moving announcements!
There are many people to notify about an upcoming move, but it’s not always convenient to make the announcement. It’s easy to tell people you frequently see in person: coworkers, neighbors, the friend you have lunch with each week. But there are several other people to tell (just think about all the families who send you Christmas cards every year). The good news is it’s easy to make a free (or at least very inexpensive) moving announcement. Print them and mail them or post one on social media — they’re easy to download and customize.
November 2nd, 2017 - 1:39 PM
What’s the best school in your area?
When families with children move to a new city, often one of the primary drivers for where they choose to buy or rent a home is its proximity to the best schools. If that’s where you are, and selecting a school that’s a good fit for the entire family is an important “to-do” on your list, you’ll find that time spent researching and comparing schools is time well spent. Fortunately, there are several reliable websites available that offer ratings, comparison tools and additional helpful information — like the curriculum offered, extracurricular activities available, student-teacher ratios and test scores — to help make your decision easier. Read on to learn more about some of the best resources for finding the top schools in your area.
October 6th, 2017 - 8:37 AM
Hate winter weather? These cities are for you!
Does the thought of shoveling your sidewalk, commuting to work behind a snow plow and dressing for freezing temperatures have you dreaming of a tropical climate? Would you prefer to turn on the air conditioner instead of lighting a fire or cranking up the heat? If so, you’ll want to check out these 10 places — they have some of the best weather in the country (and little to no snow)!
July 10th, 2017 - 1:09 PM
Finding the best bicycle trails
A benchmarking study by People for Bikes reported that over 95.5 million people rode their bikes for fun in 2015. With that many people on the road, it’s no wonder that more and more cities are adding new trails and infrastructure for bicycle riders. If you’re a cyclist looking for a fun vacation spot or a new place to live, check out these options for fun places with amazing bike trails and riding programs.
May 26th, 2017 - 3:21 PM
Songs about Goodbye
Saying farewell? You’ll need a song to help you through it! We’ve compiled 50 different goodbye songs on five Spotify playlists so you can listen to the songs that fit your taste or mood. These lists are broken down into classics, graduation songs, songs about leaving, fun songs and sad songs.
January 25th, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Hosting a farewell party to remember
People move for a lot of reasons — to start a new career, to be closer to family, to go to college or just to experience a new way of life. But no matter the circumstances, saying goodbye to people we care about is never easy. Instead of leaving on a sad note, why not throw a fun going away party? Not only is it a great way to honor your friend or loved one, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to get everyone together one last time.
December 5th, 2016 - 3:39 PM
The weirdest city names in the United States
Have you ever driven past a sign for a nearby city and thought, “I wonder how they came up with that?” You’re not alone! The United States is full of places with interesting histories, and learning more about them can be fun. If you’re moving long distance or simply taking a family road trip, you’ll want to add these towns with unique names to your list of stopping points.
September 21st, 2016 - 1:23 PM
Tips for being a good neighbor
Do you want to get to know your new neighbors better? Maybe you’re looking to make new friends and find ways to be more sociable. Or perhaps you’ve heard stories from friends about dealing with bad neighbors and are trying to avoid a similar situation after a big household move. Either way, there are a few things you can do to keep the peace in your neighborhood!