October 17th, 2012 - 10:29 AM
Moving to a new city can be difficult. I know from firsthand experience, as I just recently moved from the city I've lived my entire life to a place I've only visited a few times. Since I'm going through the process now of learning how to make new friends in a new city, I'd thought I thought I'd share some tips I've learned along the way. Here's to hoping one of these 15 tips will help you make new friends and develop your social life in your new city!
October 11th, 2012 - 10:59 AM
Even though more and more buyers are going online to shop for their ideal home, a ton of value remains with the “old fashioned” open house. There’s just something about actually walking through a home that gets people excited and brings about offers. So, how do you have a successful open house? This Open House How To, outlines the preparation, promotion and execution of a successful open house – whether you’re using a realtor or selling your home on your own.
October 9th, 2012 - 9:09 AM
“Should we have a joint banking account or separate banking accounts?” It’s a major question that most newlyweds and co-habiting couples will eventually have to answer. Here you’ll find the pros and cons of a joint bank account. I hope the information helps you decide the best option for your family.
The Pros of a Joint Bank Account
September 27th, 2012 - 2:32 PM
Since you’re moving, one of the tasks you’ll have to complete is a change of address through the US Postal Service. While doing this means your mail will be forwarded for a period of time, it’s good to know that there are some things that the postal service will not forward, even with a change of address. In general, Express Mail, Priority mail, first-class mail, magazines and newspapers will be forwarded. The things that won’t be forwarded are the following:
September 27th, 2012 - 2:25 PM
Are you moving? Find out who needs your new address
September 25th, 2012 - 2:52 PM
If you’re moving to a large city, like New York, Chicago, Boston, D.C., etc., you’ve got some challenges that are unique to “city moving,” like parking, narrow streets, loading and unloading times, etc.
September 19th, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Congratulations! You’re moving into a new house! And congratulations, you’re now your own landlord! Of course, being a homeowner is awesome (you're building equity and investing in your future – a win-win), but it’s good to be aware that there’s a lot that goes with it.
I’ve compiled a few things that were designed to help you prepare for homeownership and to give you an idea of what to purchase and what to expect when you’re moving into a new home:
September 19th, 2012 - 2:33 PM
You know what I think people dread most about moving? It’s the process of actually choosing a mover. Don’t you think the horror stories, bad reviews and exposés we’ve all seen and heard about unscrupulous moving companies has us shaking in our boots (and rightly so)? What I’ve noticed is that at the end of virtually every story I’ve read or show I’ve watched is the same advice: research. It sounds so simple, yet there’s so much information online that it’s difficult to know where to start and most importantly, who to trust.
Here’s what we suggest:
September 18th, 2012 - 12:55 PM
Just like with hotels, airlines and popular vacation destinations, there are times of the year that are less expensive to move than others. We’re actually moving into one of those times right now – the fall and winter months are considered part of the “off-peak” moving season. That simply means more availability and lower prices. If you’re planning a move before the holidays, now’s the time to get a moving quote!
September 17th, 2012 - 3:06 PM
Since U-Pack does all of the driving, many of our customers end up taking a little road trip while their goods are traveling across the country via ABF (how awesome that you can travel in your own vehicle instead of driving a rental truck).