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How to Qualify for a VA Loan

March 1st, 2010 - 2:21 PM

This post was written by guest blogger Nathaniel Broughton with vamortgagecenter.com, a mortgage lender specializing in government guaranteed home loans. If you are a veteran considering a home purchase, you may find this information a helpful resource.  Keep in mind that as a veteran, you also qualify for a military moving discount with ABF U-Pack Moving. Thank you for serving. 

Qualifying for Government Guaranteed Home Loans

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Staging for an Open House - House staging tips from U-Pack

July 8th, 2009 - 10:49 AM

Staging for an Open House

Are you thinking about selling your house? Then you'll need to learn, memorize, and frequently repeat the Staging Motto (embarrassing yes…helpful yes…sometimes you do what you gotta do).

The Staging Motto:

"In order to please the masses, I will create a house that is clean, simplistic, and updated. This is no longer all about me, but rather selling this house and maybe making some money on the deal."

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Moving to A New City

May 18th, 2009 - 4:35 PM

Get to know your new city
So you're moving to a new home or apartment. What's next?  Once you get there, you can't just stay in the house all day.  And come on, you aren't going to be at work all day either.  What do you do after work and on the weekends?  How are you supposed to meet people?  You need a strategy to learn the area and have some fun.   

Get out of the house. 
Start by checking out the local newspapers and area entertainment magazines to find events that interest you. Then start taking advantage of the local attractions like parks, libraries, museums and coffee shops.

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Get a Copy of Your U-Pack Delivery Receipt

April 2nd, 2009 - 8:32 AM

Are your moving expenses tax deductible? It's tax time! 

If you've determined that your moving expenses are tax deductible, you'll need a copy of your U-Pack delivery receipt. We understand that often in the shuffle of moving, the original gets misplaced. So, if you need a copy of your delivery receipt – with the total moving cost for your U-Pack move - we can help…and it's easy.

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How to have a successful moving sale - Part 1

January 16th, 2009 - 11:47 AM

I've hosted many garage sales in my life. Some have been a money-making success and some such a total flop that afterwards I promised never to have another one again! I've got to admit though, when they flop, it's always because I didn't advertise or put much effort into it. So now I am a BIG advocate of advertising.

Here are some good tips for advertising your garage sale when you're moving:

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Finding Child Care in a New City

January 6th, 2009 - 8:39 AM

I've got two amazing kids – a 3 year-old and an 8-month-old. Thankfully, I had the good fortune of working and going to church with other moms and dads who could make child care recommendations when my maternity leave ended. Even so, it was a really difficult choice. I can only imagine what a daunting task it is when you're moving to a new city and don't know anyone who can make a recommendation.

So, here are some tips for finding child care in your new city: