Archive for April 2016

Four Tips to Save for a Down Payment

 

 

Lately, it seems like all of my friends are either getting married, having children, or buying homes. A lot of my friends Tips to Save for a Down Payment on a New Homedown here in Florida work in Real Estate, and according to them, Millennials, at least in the Tampa Bay area, are leaning towards buying a home rather than renting one. With affordable mortgage rates, tons of inventory, and rent rates continuing to creep up, home buying here really is the best option. That is, of course, if you have enough for a down payment.

Three Common Moving Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

 

 

Moving is stressful. There’s no doubt about it. But that doesn’t mean it has to be horrible. We’ve heard all the avoid moving nightmaresnightmare moving stories there are to hear. I’m talking really scary stuff. I mean, before I had any experience, I even lived through some! Luckily, with some simple tips and precautions, moving nightmares are completely avoidable.

Your Moving Estimate vs. Your Actual Move Cost

 

 

Though some fluctuation is possible, a qualified mover should come pretty close in terms of the initial estimate and About Moving Estimatesthe final moving cost. However, a lot of people moving, especially for the first time may come across a frustrating and confusing question.

 

 

“Why was my estimate so much different than the actual cost of my move?!”

Packing Yourself? Plan Ahead

 

 

I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to moving, aside from the home sale process, packing is the most dreaded aspect of a move. If you are moving with a moving company, the packers can complete packing for an average move packing yourself? plan aheadon the day before your goods are loaded on the van. It’s amazing how quickly they work. If you are packing yourself, however, you should allow more time – several weeks if possible. Since it’s unlikely that you will be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, plan to work at it between your other pre-move activities. The best thing you can do is to devise a plan and then stick to it.