Tag: moving

  • Census: Americans Less Likely to Move Now Than in the 1990s

    Fewer Americans Moving Now Than in the 1990s, Census Says

    About 12 percent of Americans moved between 2012 and 2013, but the last time the Census Bureau asked about 16 percent did. Continue Reading

  • Moving for Retirement: How Much It Can Really Cost

    Before Moving for Retirement, Add Up the Costs

    If you're only moving to save one or two thousand dollars a year in property taxes, then you may find it's not worth it when you add up other costs. Continue Reading

  • Upstate New York Seeing an Exodus

    New York's Loss Is Florida's Gain

    In recent years, Florida has been the No. 1 destination for people aged 45 and up leaving upstate New York. Continue Reading

  • How to Make Moving Cross-Country Go Smoothly

    Smooth Moves for Relocating Across the Country

    Picking up all of your belongings and relocating cross-country takes even more preparation and effort than moving across town. Here are seven steps to take to get you there as easily as possible. Continue Reading

  • Making the Move for a Job? How Employer Can Smooth the Way

    Smooth Moves From Relocation Specialists

    Even though some employers pay for employees to move, a relocation specialist can cut down on the stress. Continue Reading

  • Selling Your Home Remotely

    Selling Your Home Remotely

    Some people have had to move because of a life event but weren't able to sell their homes because of the crash. Here's how to sell now from far away. Continue Reading

  • Most Popular Cities to Move to in 2012

    Most Popular Cities to Move to in 2012

    The Census Bureau said 36.5 million people relocated last year. Here's where they went. Continue Reading

  • Moving Day Horror Stories

    Moving Day Horror Stories

    By Mary Boone Moving from one residence to another is widely acknowledged as a stress-inducing activity. In fact, "moving" often scores among the Top 10 when people are asked to identify stressful life events. Consult AOL Real Estate's Moving Guides Sure, some household moves go smoothly. Others? Let's just... Continue Reading

  • Generation Y Cities: 5 Metros Where Millennials Should Move

    Millennial Metros: 5 Places Perfect for Generation Y

    A survey looks at dozens of U.S. cities -- for everything from nightlife to average apartment rents -- and turns up some great places for millennials to live. Continue Reading

  • 10 Things You Don't Want to Leave Behind When You Move

    10 Things You Don't Want to Leave Behind When You Move

    By Jason Notte NEW YORK -- Moving day is a giant logistical hassle before you get to the minutiae. A missed detail just makes it that much worse. Renting a truck, hiring movers and getting stuff packed up and out of the house are the relatively easy portions of the move. Only when you get second notices... Continue Reading

  • 10 Ways to Save on Moving Costs

    10 Ways to Save on Moving Costs

    Summer isn't all fun and games: It's also a time when many of us move, an experience most people find painful -- often in the lower back -- and definitely in the wallet. We talked to some savings and relocation experts and they came up with 10 ways moving can be a little less painful to the wallet: 1. Pull... Continue Reading

  • Spring Sellers Try House Swap Instead

    Spring Sellers Try House Swap Instead

    Wendy Bauwens is no stranger to swapping. As a horse trainer, she has traded a harness for a new website and a riding lesson for a haircut. Today, however, she's lining up her biggest swap yet: her horse farm, Sunnyside Farms (pictured at left), located near Bozeman, Mont., for something closer to the ocean. A... Continue Reading

  • The Advantages of Furnished Rentals

    The Advantages of Furnished Rentals

    Loni Maynard moved to a small Ohio town after college. "I got a job on a local paper," she explains. "I found myself looking mostly at furnished rentals, since generally they were attached to the homes of the landlords in one way or another." Renting a furnished home might seem like a very old world prospect,... Continue Reading

  • 10 Reasons to Be Thankful You're a Renter

    10 Reasons to Be Thankful You're a Renter

    The holiday season doesn't mean you are automatically thankful for everything about life. After all, you are still among the lowly renters in a world where it feels like everyone else owns. Let's face it, owners are the ones who have it made. Or are they? Here are 10 reasons to be thankful that you rent: Continue Reading

  • Moving Tips for Every Season

    Moving Tips for Every Season

    Moving is one of life's most stressful occurrences, even on a sunny day. Add snow, sleet, rain, extreme temperatures or even poor timing and moving can become unbearable. But a little bad weather shouldn't gum up the works -- you just need to be prepared. "The show goes on, no matter rain or sun," says Paul... Continue Reading

  • Moving Cost: Ways to Budget Your Move

    Moving Cost: Ways to Budget Your Move

    Sharmaine R. has moved three times within Los Angeles in the past year and a half. In the three years before that, she moved five times -- including to and from another city. "I've learned that planning is key to keeping your moving costs where you want it to be," she says. Sharmaine has completed all types... Continue Reading

  • Ace of Space: Letting Go of Sentimental Objects

    Ace of Space: Letting Go of Sentimental Objects

    Sentimental objects can be difficult to part with because they have meaning -- they aren't just random trinkets or clutter. But keeping and displaying sentimental items is especially difficult for tiny-space dwellers. If you're faced with the problem of too many meaningful mementoes and not enough room, here are... Continue Reading

  • Moving Boxes: The Ultimate Guide

    Moving Boxes: The Ultimate Guide

    You may have not have put much thought into the topic of what moving boxes you'll use for your next move. But it's a bigger decision than you think. The type of moving and storage boxes range in size, materials and construction. And choosing the correct moving boxes for the job could streamline the moving... Continue Reading

  • Moving Yourself: How to Move the Big Stuff

    Moving Yourself: How to Move the Big Stuff

    Whether you're moving yourself or hiring a professional moving company, things can arrived damaged. I speak from experience: When we bought our house my husband and I searched endlessly for the perfect dining room set and finally found it, only to have one of the chairs arrive broken. The moving company gave... Continue Reading

  • Don't Move It: Yard Sale Tips and More

    Don't Move It: Yard Sale Tips and More

    When Leah Anderson relocated from Indiana to Fort Myers, Fla. she knew that, to make her move easier, she was going to have to have a yard sale to get rid of years worth of items she had collected. Rather than throw her own yard sale, Anderson went the nontraditional route and sought the assistance of her... Continue Reading

  • Moving With Storage Containers: Packing, Unpacking Made Easy

    Moving With Storage Containers: Packing, Unpacking Made Easy

    Without a storage container, Cher Woehl's cross-country move would not have been possible. Woehl had just three weeks to pack up her 4,500-square-foot home in California for a move to her fiancé's 2,200 square-foot log cabin Frederick, Md. While she considered hiring a moving company to pack for her,... Continue Reading

  • How to Get an Accurate Moving Quote

    How to Get an Accurate Moving Quote

    Andrew Woodworth didn't realize how expensive his move would be until it was all over. Moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn in April of last year, Woodworth originally received a moving quote of $700. In the end, he paid $825. Why was the moving quote so different from the actual price? "When the movers showed... Continue Reading

  • Movers: Hire Professionals or Do-It-Yourself?

    Movers: Hire Professionals or Do-It-Yourself?

    With only a few belongings, Molly Rankin didn't need movers when she moved into her first Chicago apartment out of college. But the story was different when she relocated to a new apartment last year. Throughout her early 20s, she accumulated more personal belongings, including large furnishings -- like a... Continue Reading

  • Moving In? Make These Home Improvements First

    Moving In? Make These Home Improvements First

    Bridget and Alan Kolb purchased their home in Mooresville, N.C. because of its proximity to the race shops of NASCAR (their favorite hobby) and because of its beautiful lakefront views. Inside, though, the place needed significant home improvements. The Kolbs decided to tackle the home improvements before... Continue Reading

  • Buying Insurance: How to Cover Your Next Move

    Buying Insurance: How to Cover Your Next Move

    Moving insurance -- it's a factor many don't consider while they're in the process of moving. Whether you're moving across town or across state lines, countless scenarios could occur that endanger your move -- from movers breaking your personal possessions during packing or unpacking to other unforeseen... Continue Reading

  • Moving With Kids: More Fun, Less Stress

    Moving With Kids: More Fun, Less Stress

    If moving is stressful for adults, imagine what it must be doing to your children! So if you're moving with kids, it's essential to consider how they feel. Our experts say the key to make moving with kids less stressful and more fun is communication and preparation. Joshua Becker, the blogger behind Becoming... Continue Reading

  • Changing Rentals? Save on Your Next Move

    Changing Rentals? Save on Your Next Move

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, renters have much higher rates of moving than homeowners. The website, Costhelper.com, shows that the average cost of hiring a mover for a two-bedroom apartment runs from $300 to $450, and a three-bedroom unit could cost as much as $600 to 900. So it stands to reason that... Continue Reading

  • Make Moving Easy With a Moving Checklist

    Make Moving Easy With a Moving Checklist

    The first thing Niamh Cahill did after she signed a contract to buy her new home in New Jersey was to map out a moving checklist. "I had to break it down, to think small at first," she said. "If I thought about the whole move, I would have been completely overwhelmed." So she called the movers, set a date,... Continue Reading

  • Unpacking After Moving: Just as Tough as Packing

    Unpacking After Moving: Just as Tough as Packing

    By the time the movers left her new home in Maplewood, N.J., Niamh Cahill was surrounded by more than 50 moving boxes. But after five weeks of packing for this move, she wasn't going to let unpacking a few moving boxes intimidate her. The key to successfully unpack moving boxes, say experts, is to plan... Continue Reading

  • Moving With Pets: 6 Steps for Less Stress

    Moving With Pets: 6 Steps for Less Stress

    When Manhattanite Mandi Pek was moving into her new apartment, she wasn't worried about the packing, or the renovations, or even the time off from work. She was worried most about moving her pet Harley, an 8-year-old Shih Tzu. "I had brought Harley home at 9 weeks old," Pek says. "It was the only home she has... Continue Reading