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Home Offers 101: How to Make an Offer on a House in 2024

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on February 12, 2024

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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Home Offers 101: How to Make an Offer on a House in 2024

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on February 12, 2024

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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The Best Cities Near Los Angeles To Live in 2024

Los Angeles California

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 12, 2024

L.A. is huge, and living within the city doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have shorter commute times — or that you’ll be in the most family-friendly neighborhood. And, of course, if you’re looking for more affordability, a larger home, or more of a suburban lifestyle altogether, you’ll likely find that on the outskirts. But what places should you consider? Start with our picks for the best cities near Los Angeles.

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Moving to a New City? 6 Tips for Stress-Free Big-City Moves

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Kristin Hanes Posted on February 8, 2024

The bigger the city, the more potential for big moving headaches. This checklist for moving to a new city will help you ease all that stress and strain.

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8 of the Best Minneapolis Neighborhoods To Check Out If You’re Moving to the Twin Cities

Minneapolis Minnesota

by Alex Keight Posted on February 8, 2024

With more than 83 neighborhoods, deciding where you want to settle down in Minneapolis can be tough. We get it: Whether you’re looking for classy or comfort foods, park time or playtime, trendy or traditional housing — you’ll find it here. So to help you narrow down your choices, we’ve done the hard work for you. Take a look at our favorite Minneapolis neighborhoods.

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18 Dos and Don’ts for Packing Portable Storage Containers

Storage Tips and Hacks Moving and Storage Container Guides

by Sofia Rivera Posted on February 6, 2024

Thinking of renting a portable storage container? Good call! Before you get loading, though, check out these 18 dos and don’ts about what can and can’t go in the containers and how to get the most out of them.

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Here’s an Easy House Cleaning Schedule You’ll Actually Stick To

Home Organization Tips

by LB Gabriel Posted on February 6, 2024

Cleaning every nook and cranny of your home may seem like a daunting task, especially if you have a large family or some shaggy four-legged friends. But the secret to keeping things spotless (or, at least, orderly) is to maintain a regular house cleaning schedule.

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How Much Does It Cost to Move Cross-Country? Guide to Long-Distance Moving Costs

Long-Distance Moves

by Liz Taylor Posted on February 6, 2024

Want to get an idea of how cross-country moving costs compare for traditional full-service movers, rental trucks, and portable containers? Read on to  find cost examples for long-distance moves from 1,000 to 3,000 miles and shorter moves from 100 to 500 miles. We also cover the factors that affect long-distance moving costs, plus pros and cons of the different options.

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The Pros and Cons of Living in NYC in 2024

New York City New York State

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 5, 2024

Nothing compares to New York City. With its iconic attractions, world-class cuisine, and neverending entertainment — among many other attributes — its reputation precedes itself. So it’s no surprise that you’re thinking about making a move to the Big Apple. But just as with any life-changing decision, here are some pros and cons of living in NYC to first take into consideration.

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Moving to the Mountains: 16 Perks of Living in Colorado Springs

Colorado Colorado Springs

by Karen Dybis Posted on January 31, 2024

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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