Posts Tagged Moving

Clean Up Your Home Before Leaving: 2

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

kitchen-cleaning_300Now that we have talked a little bit about how you should leave your house – let’s go ahead and talk about in detail what you should be doing when all of your furniture is out of the house and you are left with an empty shell of a house.  Firstly, you want to make sure that you paint anything that you changed.

Usually, white is a good color as the new tenants will be able to paint over it.  This is just if you painted anything while you were in your apartment – if you didn’t don’t worry about painting.  You always want to make sure that you leave the place spic and span though. 

That includes breaking out the cleaning supplies and vacuuming down the entire place.  This will leave a good impression on your landlord and you will probably get your full security deposit back!

Clean Up Your Home Before Leaving: 1

Friday, November 20th, 2009

spring-cleaning-main_fullWe all move.  Whether you are moving to a brand new house or you are moving into a new apartment, you want to make sure that you leave your old apartment in good shape.  Currently, I am going through a move myself and while I am not exactly moved out yet, I intend to leave the property the way I found it.

That does include some things that you may not want to be doing.  For example, cleaning out everything and making sure that the walls are painted.  This is something that many people forget about, however you always want to make sure that you do not burn any bridges when you move.

In the next blog, we will talk about exactly what you should be cleaning out and what you can leave.

Where Are You Going to Go? 2

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

moving-2Now, a lot of the information in this post may seem completely obvious, but speaking from experience, when you are trying to plan and execute a move, a lot of really important things can slip your mind. So, what do you need to check out when you move?

If you have children or plan to, you need to check out the schools in your area. Moreover, you may want to make sure the neighborhood you choose is kid friendly. Schools and neighborhoods should be as diverse as possible.

How are the hospitals where you are moving? How well are they equipped, what can they do? You never know what might happen, remember; it is worth it to be on the safe side.

How is the city or town itself? Where are the libraries, the grocery stores, the parks? Make sure that wherever you are moving suits you. If you like music in the park and cafes, look for that. If you like malls and movie theatres, look for that.

Where Are You Going to Go? 1

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

moving-1Hardly anyone stays in one place any longer these days. People tend to move around much, much more than they used to. That is all well and good — we call it progress, anyway, and whether you think of it as a good thing or a bad thing, that does not change the fact that it happens.

It is also a fact that moving can be a stressful and often scary experience. There are things you can do to allay any fears and frustrations, such as making sure your home is organized when you start to pack, that you plan things well, and things of that nature.

You also need to research the location where you will be moving to — seems like that goes without saying, right?

However, you need to know more than just where you are going to live and if the place is close to your job.

How to Choose the Best Neighborhood: 2

Friday, September 4th, 2009

neighborhood-2Speaking in terms of real estate and in your personal investment, especially if you are buying a new home in your new neighborhood rather than renting a property, there are a number of other things you can do when choosing a neighborhood.

For instance, while it is important to pick out a house or apartment in a neighborhood which meets your price range, you can follow a few helpful strategies.

One thing you can do is look for a neighborhood likely to become the new hot spot within the next several years. If you can get in on the ground floor and are willing to wait a while, you can wind up in a phenomenal neighborhood without having to pay steep prices.

If you happen to fall in love with a neighborhood in which you can not yet afford to buy, then you pay consider buying either a co op or a condominium. By doing so, you still have a chance to buy in a great area.

How to Choose the Best Neighborhood: 1

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

neighborhood-1When you are preparing to move, the neighborhood you will ultimately live in is and should be a very important consideration. This is especially true if you currently have children or plan to have kids. However, it should be a concern for childless couples as well as single individuals. We all want to be in a good, safe neighborhood. Our ideas of what constitute as a good neighborhood may differ, but there are some universal tips you can follow to help you find the best one for you.

By and large, several factors are almost universally important, though they may differ for you personally. You want to check out the quality of the schools in a potential neighborhood, as well as traffic conditions, property values, the crime rates, how much construction goes on or is planned, and the neighborhoods proximity to areas like your job, hospitals, schools, the stores, public transportation, freeways and airports, and prisons. You may want to see how close the neighborhood is to any applicable beaches or lakes as well, in addition to parks, museums, stadiums, theaters, and other sites for cultural activities.