Friday, October 12, 2012

Moving to the Cities or Suburbs

One of the more difficult decisions you have to make when moving is deciding on where to live. Choosing between moving to the suburbs or cities can be one of the deciding factors. The suburbs looks appealing because life is easy going, this is mainly due to the decrease in neighborhood traffic. Whether the traffic is commotion from cars or people the cities can get very loud in no time. What you do get from living the suburbs is wide open living spaces with privacy because your nearest neighbor is a few doors down. 
This decision can become even more difficult if you are moving with children. Suburban life allows nature to surround you, this includes big yards for pets and children to play in. Suburban homes can be very affordable but you have to consider the size of the house and land it is built on. The suburbs may sound like a dream come true to some but you also have to prepare for longer drives to the grocery store and shopping mall. There is always the option of car pooling though so don't let one little aspect ruin your dreams of a home in the suburbs. 
There are others who plan to be city dwellers, this way you always have a short drive to all retail stores and work. There are always down falls though, you need to be prepared to pay more for your prize possessions especially if you live downtown. You also have to be up for the commotion of the city, clustered buildings and sometimes continuous noise. 
What most would love about city living is the fact that getting around is easy, you have the option of public transportation or walking. Most love the convenience factor of living in the cities. Whether you decide to live in the suburbs or cities you have to pick whats best for your family and future! When you pick your dream home and location take the stress out of moving and let us take care of it for you! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Moving Expenses to Plan For

Moving is a hectic time that can cause you to overlook small expenses. Planning and preparation are key to a successful move. Here are some expenses that are widely overlooked but  are very important to a successful move.  

Storage: In some cases storage is needed for a move, this fee is per month the items are held . Factoring in the cost per month storage is needed for your possessions is easily overlooked when adding up moving cost. 

Boxes/Packing Materials: If you plan ahead you can search for bargains or ask your moving company for the use of boxes but when you run out last minute they are expensive at local retail stores. 

Changing Addresses: Many utility providers charge a fee to transfer your information and service to a new address.  Another fee to watch for is a early cancellation/disconnection fee if you are under a contract term with the provider. 

Household Items: It’s inevitable, you can not move into a new home and remember to bring everything you need. For example light bulbs, hangers, or cleaning supplies could be items you have to buy once your moved in. Although these items sound inexpensive, they add up fast! 

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