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Group Moving Can Save Students Money

Group Moving Can Save Students Money

With the cost of higher education constantly in the news – and rarely in a “woo-hoo, what a great value that is” kind of way – college students may be more aware than ever of the need to save money. If you’re a new high school graduate heading off to college in the fall, you have my condolences. When I was in your shoes, I got my education in college finance from Winona Ryder’s character in “Reality Bites.” (Watch it….

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What to Know When Choosing a City

What to Know When Choosing a City

There are various reasons why people pick up their roots and move to a new city.  Today, with vastly different economic and social situations in various American cities, making that move is becoming increasingly common.  We’re moving to improve our job prospects.  We’re moving so that our kids can get a better education.  We’re moving away from urban decay.  We’re moving to improve the quality of our lives. Whatever the reason for moving, it’s important to look at the picture…

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Tips for Insuring a New Home

Tips for Insuring a New Home

Let’s say you’ve put in an offer on a great house.  It’s been accepted.  You’re getting ready to close escrow, and in a few weeks you’ll be moving into your new place.  Congratulations!  You’re embarking on a relationship with a piece of property that will hopefully be long, satisfying, and profitable. But when it comes time to buy insurance on your new home, there are some things you should know.  As an insurance agent with the American Family Mutual Insurance…

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If You’re Looking for a New Home, Think Long-Term

If You’re Looking for a New Home, Think Long-Term

All across the country, home prices seem to be inching up, even despite the annual holiday-season lull in home sales. For many of us, that means this is the time to get into a new house, and it can be tempting to get something workable, even if it isn’t exactly the home of your dreams. However, the upward trend in home prices doesn’t necessarily mean we’re entering a new bubble, so homebuyers should plan to live in the home they…

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Planning to Keep Your Old Home as an Investment?

Planning to Keep Your Old Home as an Investment?

There are numerous reasons to move – a better job in a different area, a growing family, keeping up with the Joneses, just to name a few – and if you’re in a financial position to keep your old home as an income property there is definitely an upside. Rents in many markets are at all-time highs. Rising home prices and tighter lending standards are keeping countless would-be homeowners from pulling the trigger. And there’s nothing better than having someone…

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The Complete Guide to Moving your Pet

The Complete Guide to Moving your Pet

Moving your pet is a vitally important part of any relocation – your pets are part of your family and irreplaceable. RelocationWiki.com has the pleasure of providing you with an in depth guide to a successful move of your pet. Plan in Advance. Your pet may find the moving experience traumatic, planning well in advance will help prepare your pet as well as possible and ensure everything goes smoothly when transitioning your pet to their new home. Depending on the…

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Moving a Baby Grand Piano

Moving a Baby Grand Piano

Moving a baby grand piano requires at least three people (four if stairs are involved) who will disassemble the major parts of the piano and use a dolly or piano board to relocate it. Professional movers know all the proper measures to disassemble the baby grand and move it without damaging the instrument. Preparing to Move a Baby Grand Piano Before beginning the process of disassembling and moving a baby grand piano, measure all doorways and tight corners to ensure…

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8 Most Commonly Forgotten Items During a Move

8 Most Commonly Forgotten Items During a Move

Getting set to move is a difficult time for all people; your to-do-list gets longer by the day, with so many things on your mind it’s easy to forget something important – even when you try your hardest! We at RelocationWiki.com aim to help you out with some of our online moving guides and by helping you find great moving companies that will pack up your belongings for you. RelocationWiki is here to help you again with our top tips…

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Moving Yourself vs Hiring Movers: The Pros & Cons

Moving Yourself vs Hiring Movers: The Pros & Cons

When you decide on moving, the very first question you might have in mind is whether or not to move your items yourself, or would it be better and more convenient to hire a professional to help you out. Regardless of how you look at it, moving is a task that involves a lot of preparation. Without preparing before hand, you will surely end up with a chaos of your life. Moving yourself VS hiring movers is something you have…

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What You Should Know about Moving Insurance

What You Should Know about Moving Insurance

Moving can be a stressful thing to do. You need to plan a lot of things and you also need to think about your new home and how to adjust to your surroundings. One way to make it less stressful is to get moving insurance for your belonging and properties. Having insurance for your belongings will ensure that your valuables are covered in case they got lost or damaged during the move. You need to get insurance for valuables and…

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