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Seven Things You Must Have BEFORE You Move Into Your New House

Moving tends to give people tunnel vision. There are so many things that need to be done to prepare for the move, that it’s easy to forget about the other end. No worries, though. With just a bit of advanced planning, the first night in your new home will be a breeze. Here are some…

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Everyone Knows Moving Is Super Stressful, But Why?

I have moved a lot in my life, which is probably one of the reasons I...

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The Pros And Cons To A Smart Home

One of the easiest and most inexpensive upgrades you can add to your home is making your home smart. Automated appliances, thermostats, security, and other features can add us much as 5% to your home’s value. On a $500,000 home, that’s a whopping $25,000, just for a few small investments. As with everything, there are…

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5 Things That People Love To Tell You After You Move To The Bay Area

If you’re a newby to the Bay Area, be prepared; it’s nothing like anywhere else you’ve lived. There are certain truisms, and almost truisms, that Bay Area veterans love to impart. Here are just a few: That Thing Mark Twain Didn’t Say One of the most quoted lines about San Francisco’s weather is “The coldest…

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What Happens If Something Breaks During The Move?

One of the easiest ways to tell if a mover is not quite legit is if they advertise themselves as perfect. Even the most organized, experienced movers are human, and sometimes there are damages. So, what happens if something is damaged? Is it possible to have that item replaced? Do Movers Offer Insurance? Many, if…

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How To Evict A Bad Tenant

If you are a landlord in California, you might sometimes feel trapped by a bad tenant. Perhaps they pay rent late, if at all. Perhaps they are slobs, or are inconsiderate to other tenants. While it is difficult to evict a tenant in California, it can be done, and we can even help a little….

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If You’re A First Time Home Buyer, You Might Qualify For Help

If you’ve never owned a house, home buying seems particularly daunting. In places like California, where it’s tough to find anything below half a million dollars, it can mean having a downpayment of at least $100,000, and a credit score that doesn’t reflect your student loans and credit card debt. It makes you wonder how…

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What Is The ‘Average Move,’ And How Do You Stack Up?

Whether it be SAT scores, body size, IQ, or pretty much anything else that can be quantified, we want to know where we stack up. Moving is no exception. There are average moves and there is your move. How close to average are you? What is the Average Move? According to the American Moving and…

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How To Sell Your Less Than Perfect Home Fast

If you’ve ever watched a home improvement show, you know that fixer uppers are a thing, and if a buyer is looking for a bargain, they should look for the worst house in the best neighborhood. If, however, you’ve taken a look at homes for sale in your neighborhood, it seems that most of them…

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How To Figure Out If Moving Reviews Are Real

Twenty years ago, back when I started in the moving industry, there was no Yelp or Google. Believe it or not, people found movers by picking up the phone book and heading to the Yellow Pages. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the worst way to find a mover. The cost and relative permanence of ads essentially ruled…

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