Katherine Alex Beaven

How to Load a Portable Container in 10 Easy Steps

Packing Tips and Hacks

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on November 21, 2023

Making a move soon? Whether you’re all packed up and ready to load or you’re just doing a little pre-planning research, it’s time to learn how to get your things in your portable container — the right way. Follow these 10 easy steps!

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14 Things To Know About Living In Baltimore -- beyond harbor views and Old-Bay-steamed crabs

Baltimore Maryland

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on July 17, 2023

Also known as “Charm City,” Baltimore’s assets run a lot deeper than just Inner Harbor views and Old-Bay-steamed blue crabs. Find out why this coastal Maryland city is a popular home base for D.C. commuters, young professionals, and folks looking for big-city amenities with more affordable housing prices.

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Are We in a Housing Bubble That’s Going to Pop Soon?

Real Estate Advice

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on October 8, 2021

If you’re in the market for a new home, don’t even start looking until you read this recap of the current housing market. We’ll cover all the things you need to know, including how the current housing bubble was created, when it might pop, and — most importantly — when it’s the best time for you to buy a house.

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Keeping Up with Calabasas: A Local’s Guide to Neighborhoods, Schools, & More

California Los Angeles

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on March 12, 2021

Welcome to Calabasas, a premier L.A. suburb well-known for its affluent residents and estates. But don’t be fooled: This small city is more than just its first impressions — or what you may have seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Learn what we found out from two long-time locals.

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Inside Laguna Beach: Neighborhoods, Schools, Things To Do And More!

California Laguna Beach

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on March 5, 2021

Ready to live where other people vacation? Get a local expert's tips on life in Laguna Beach, from home and rental prices by neighborhood to favorite spots to go out.

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7 Essential Moving Tips For High-Rise Apartments

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on March 1, 2021

Moving on up? Get our essential tips from prep to successful execution for your high-rise move — including what you need to know about your building’s moving rules before you start hauling furniture.

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Insider’s Guide to Thousand Oaks, CA: A Top Family-Friendly Community Near L.A.

California Los Angeles

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on February 26, 2021

If you’re thinking about moving to Thousand Oaks, join us as we ask an insider what makes this city so easy to love, hard to leave -- and one of the best places to live in the Los Angeles area, especially for families.

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7 Fabulous Home Additions: Ideas and Photos for Inspiration

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on February 17, 2021

Need more room, but don’t want to move? A home addition is a great way to get the extra space you need without giving up your beloved home or neighborhood. From a home office and home gym where you’ll want to spend more time to a budget-friendly bump-out that transforms a cramped kitchen, check out these seven ingenious home addition ideas guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

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Insider’s Guide To Brentwood, CA -- Top Neighborhoods, Schools, & Things To Do In This Exclusive L.A. Area

Los Angeles California

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on February 11, 2021

Get the skinny on this star-studded L.A. neighborhood, from its nooks and crannies, where to buy a home, schools, and favorite places to go. Whether you’re making a move in the L.A. area or relocating long-distance, buckle up: we’re going to Brentwood, baby!

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Moving Long Distance? Must-Read Packing and Loading Tips To Prevent Damage

Long-Distance Moves

by Katherine Alex Beaven Posted on February 9, 2021

Moving cross-country? Chances are, you’re worried about whether all your stuff will survive the trip in one piece. That’s a reasonable concern. After over 20 moves, I’ve learned the hard way that the greater distance, the higher the risk of damage. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk, and we’ve gathered our best packing and loading tips to help you protect your belongings along the way.

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