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Karen Dybis

Buying a Beach House? Dive Into These Six Questions Before Surfing the Market

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on November 20, 2023

Buying a beach house is frequently a real estate dream. And, fortunately, it can be achievable. But like any major life decision, there are certain aspects you need to consider. Dive in!

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L.A. Moving Guide: How to Find an Apartment in Los Angeles

Los Angeles California

by Karen Dybis Posted on October 9, 2023

Planning a move to Los Angeles? Before you dive into the sprawling L.A. real estate market, it’s best to get your bearings first. Our easy guide will help you figure out where to look, how to find the apartment that’s right for you, and how to seal the deal

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Want to Stand Out From The Competition? Learn How to Write a House Offer Letter

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on August 31, 2023

You’ve found the home of your dreams. Now it’s time to make sure you stand out from the competition. Learn how to turn the home-buying process from transactional to thoughtful with a heartwarming house offer letter.

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Go Ahead, Make the Move: Best States for Retirement in 2023

Moving Tips and Hacks Retirement

by Karen Dybis Posted on August 16, 2023

As you think about shifting from work to play, you may be wondering what states rank as the best states for retirement. It’s only natural — this is the time in your life when you’re finally able to focus solely on yourself and move to a place you’ve dreamed about living in retirement. Take a look at what states made our top 10 list!

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Moving to the Mountains: 12 Perks of Living in Colorado Springs

Colorado Colorado Springs

by Karen Dybis Posted on July 17, 2023

This mountain town is booming. Curious to see what living in Colorado Springs is like? We’ve got you covered with info on the job market, cost of living, the food scene, and more. Let’s go!

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Pinching Pennies? Here Are Your Best Options for Moving Cross-Country on a Budget

Long-Distance Moves

by Karen Dybis Posted on April 28, 2023

If you’re considering a cross-country move or are in the process of getting moving quotes, you may face sticker shock. The process is expensive — especially if you go with a full-service moving company. Thankfully, there are many ways to cut costs, whether it’s getting help from family and friends, driving a rental truck, or using container storage to keep costs affordable. Our guide is here to walk you through it all.

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Storage 101: How to Make Long-Term Storage Work for You

Storage Tips and Hacks

by Karen Dybis Posted on April 20, 2023

Time to start looking into long-term storage options? We’re here to help. Don’t just go with the first company you hear about. Instead, go with one that not only stores your stuff well but also makes you feel confident that everything will be just as you left it when you return. Learn more now!

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Home Offers 101: How to Make an Offer on a House in 2023

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on March 31, 2023

Making a home offer may seem simple: You come up with a price and submit it to the sellers. But that home offer also includes elements you may not immediately consider. Use this guide to answer questions about the home offer process, including what you need in place before you make the offer and how to improve your chances of getting the home.

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What to Consider and What to Look for When Buying a House in 2023

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on March 30, 2023

There’s no doubt the 2022 housing market was hot, but if you’re thinking about playing your hand at the real estate game in 2023, consider these questions first before starting the home-buying process.

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PCS to Hawaii? Top Tips for Military Moves to Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island


by Karen Dybis Posted on March 21, 2023

If you're in the military and moving to Oahu, preparation is key. Take a look at our top tips and step-by-step guide for making your PCS move to Hawaii as smooth as possible — and get ready to enjoy that glorious island life!

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