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Five Reasons to Move to New Jersey


5 Reasons to Move To New JerseyWe recently published a post that went over the 2014 National Movers Study conducted by United Van Lines that taught us that 65 percent of moves originated in New Jersey were outbound moves. While the study proves that many people chose to move to a more affordable housing market and stable economy, it also told us that 25 percent of those who moved out of New Jersey did so because of their retirement, so there are a few different factors at play here. Regardless of the outbound moving trend that New Jersey (and much of the northeast in general) has seen over the past few years, there are still tons of reasons why moving IN to New Jersey is a great idea!

The Best Time of Year for Renters to Move into New York City


The Best Time of Year for Renters to Move into New York CityMore often than not, when people move, they are moving because of something; a new job, a relationship, or any major life change. Because of this, the time of year in which we move is often set. There are, however, cases in which the timeline is flexible. People move all the time for reasons that allow them to decide exactly when they are ready to go. So, if you are one of the lucky ones who can control your timing, you should know the optimal time to move to your destination. For example, if you are planning a move into a big city, like New York City, it makes a lot of sense to time it appropriately so that it is easier on you, your family and, potentially, your NY movers. So when is the best time of year to move into New York City?

Who is Moving Where? Trends from 2014 National Movers Study


Migration Map

Photo credit: 2014 National Movers Study

At the close of every year, for the past 38 years, United Van Lines conducts a National Movers Survey to uncover migration patterns from state to state. I always find the survey to be very interesting and had a particular curiosity about it this time around since I myself moved out of state. So where are people moving to? Where are they moving from? And why are they moving?

Benefits of Moving and Buying a House in December


Holman Moving TruckIt is still hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us. I feel like we just rang in 2014 and in a few short weeks it will be over! I know most of our minds are filled with gift ideas, decorating plans, and hosting arrangements, but for many, thoughts are centered around open houses, closing costs, and moving. Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is still pretty busy in the housing market. In fact, homeowners searching to buy a new home can usually find great deals in December.

Moving a Business


moving a businessUsually, when people think about moving, we think about moving as individuals or families. But companies deal with moving and relocation all the time as well. There are several different scenarios a company may find itself in: moving the entire office and staff (or re-staffing at destination), moving a group of employees from one office location to another pre-existing location (group move), or opening up a brand new additional office in a new location and moving one or more employees to get it up and running – to name a few. As you know, I moved to Florida with my boyfriend Matt because his company was opening a new office down here. It has been a crazy few months for both Matt and his employer but I was finally able to snag an interview with his boss to discuss how he went about opening the new office, moving his top employee, and adjusting to a semi-remote workforce.

Should You Move? 5 Easy Questions to Get Your Answer

Should You Move

Source: Zillow

Today’s post is a guest post by Jonas Murphy, General Manager for Canadian General Contractors Group (CGC) in Calgary. In addition to managing home remodels, Jonas blogs about housing, renovation and even moving. Without further ado…

As experts that regularly build and renovate new homes for Canada’s residents, we’ve become quite familiar with the many reasons people have for moving. But how do you know if you’re moving for the right reasons? By asking yourself the 5 questions below, you can quickly find out whether moving is an ideal choice for you right now. 

Finding a Home: Comfort vs. Practicality

finding a homeA short three months ago I made the biggest move of my life from Wilmington, Delaware down to Tampa, Florida. I moved down here because my boyfriend, Matt, was relocated for work. After we got the news about the opportunity, everything was kind of a blur. The move happened fast. Matt’s office was set to be in Sarasota, but we have friends that lived in Tampa. Logistics came down to comfort versus practicality. Would it be better to live around people we knew and loved but have a long commute, or to keep the commute simple but be 80 miles from anything familiar?

How to Handle Emotional Moves

emotional movesWe all know that moving is hard work. You need to start preparing several weeks in advance and don’t even get me started on moving day craziness. And it doesn’t end there! Once you’re physically in your new location, it can take weeks to get everything unpacked and in their rightful place. But moving is hard in more ways than one. It’s not just about the physical work you need to do to ensure a successful move, the mental and emotional work is just as tough, sometimes harder.

I Dream of Moving to…

I dream of moving to ...This past weekend I was visiting a friend of mine in Chicago. He’s been living there on a job assignment for the past six months. He told me all about his experience living in the Windy City and even admittedto feeling sad that his assignment is coming to an end this week (hard to believe, given how cold it is in Chicago!). Of course, this led to a discussion about our favorite US cities. Where would we move to if we could just pick up and go?

Roadtrip! Three Ways to Make the Drive to Your New Home Fun

roadtripWe talk all the time about how moving can be stressful for you and your family in many ways, whether you are moving yourself or working with a professional. For me, the packing and organizational aspects of moving seem less daunting as I gain more experience. But, in all honesty, the worst part of moving for me has always been the traveling aspect. It’s one thing to travel for fun (that I LOVE), but it is a whole different story when you know you have a ton of work to do at the end of your journey. Often, people decide to save money by driving long distance to reach their new home instead of flying. So, today, in honor of those who agree with my travel theory, I thought I’d focus on ways to make the trip more entertaining.