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Is A Termite Inspection Required For A Conventional Loan?

Getting all of your ducks in a row as a homeowner involves lots of inspections, particularly if you are seeking a conventional loan. Conventional loans sometimes have different stipulations than government-issued loans, leaving renovators and homeowners confused about what inspections are required.

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What To Do If A Moving Company Charges You More Than Expected
Tips To Make Moving With Pets Easier

By now, you’ve probably noticed that your pets can tell something is going on. Cats and dogs are perceptive, and the packing process may pique their interest. That’s one of the reasons why you must wait to pack your pet’s things until right before you move.

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Will A 40 Inch Wide Sofa Fit Through A 36 Inch Door? (It Depends!)

Getting new furniture is fun and exciting, as is moving (depending on the circumstances). But, what if you have a sofa that’s 40-inches wide? The standard clearance for a door is 36 inches wide, so would the sofa even fit through that small of an opening? If you don’t have an alternative way to get the couch in or out, like through a sliding glass door, will this be a problem?

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Where Can I Get Free Boxes?

Are you getting ready to move? Or maybe you’ve finally made the decision to declutter the house. Now, you need boxes…lots of boxes. But you really don’t want to spend your hard-earned money, so where can you get boxes for free?

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How To Move A 2000 Pound Safe (Quickly, Easily, & Safely!)

A safe is designed to keep your most valuable items safe and secure. Many of them weigh over 500 pounds, whereas, gun safes can weigh 2000 pounds or more. In fact, the whole idea behind why most safes are considerably heavy is so that it’s virtually impossible for unauthorized persons to move it out of a house or business.

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Can A Condo Board Reject A Renter? (Find Out Now!)

In places like New York City and San Francisco, people who own condos often make a killing by renting it out. This is true for both short-term and long-term rentals. However, if you are in a condo, things always have to pass muster with the HOA. Can your condo board retain the right to reject a renter?

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How Much Does It Cost To Move And Set Up A Mobile Home?

Many people choose mobile homes because they can give you convenience and the freedom to get up and go whenever you want, right? While the name suggests easy mobility, moving a mobile home does actually require a lot of effort.

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How To Pack A Messy House To Move

Moving is stressful enough, so it can be intimidating if you face the challenge of packing up a cluttered house. It can be hard to figure out where to start, leading you not to start at all. But if you know how to pack a messy house to move, you’ll find that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

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Can You Move Furniture In Before Having A Certificate Of Occupancy?

Are you building a new home to live in or a new building in which to work? If yes, then you may wonder about the Certificate of Occupancy. A common question that arises is can you  move furniture in before receiving a Certificate of Occupancy?

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8 Tips To Downsize From A House To An Apartment

Let’s face it: your future apartment won’t likely have as much space as your current house. There may not be enough space for all the clutter in your house, and most of the clutter isn’t even necessary. Decluttering not only lightens your load, but also streamlines your life.

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When Should Seniors Consider Selling Their Home?

Whether you’re getting older or helping aging parents consider their next steps, selling a home could be on the horizon. Sometimes, where you live doesn’t fit as well with your lifestyle as it once did, so it makes sense to move. Before posting a for sale sign, consider the reasons that signal it’s time for seniors to sell their homes.

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When To Set Up Utilities When Buying A House

Buying a new home is a monumental decision that involves many moving parts. The good news is that once all is said and done, you will have the keys to your future dreams placed in your hand. But there are many boxes to check between the day you close on your home and the day you move into it. One important step between these two moments is getting in touch with all your utility companies and making sure everything is set up when you move in.

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Should I Buy A Home That Uses Heating Oil?

As a homeowner, you want to ensure you can have a comfortable living environment. You also want to keep costs manageable since home ownership certainly doesn’t come cheap. One of the considerations when it comes to your future house is your utilities. And you might wonder if you should buy a home that uses heating oil. 

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How Long Does It Take Movers To Load A Truck? (It Depends!)

When you’re moving, every little detail counts. The packing needs to be done right, the budget has to be on point, and you also have to plan out the logistics. One of the lesser-noted parts of this process involves moving all your stuff into a truck. Most people don’t realize this, but movers are often paid by the hour. Knowing how long it’ll take a moving crew to load a truck, then, makes life a lot easier.

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How Long Does It Take to Set Up a Double-Wide Mobile Home?

Do you want to own a home, but are you frustrated by high real estate prices? Maybe you’ve considered buying a mobile home. These economical houses are quick to make but take a little longer to get set up before they’re move-in ready.

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How Much Is Truck Rental At Lowe's? (and Other Alternatives)

Using your car for a small move can be downright messy, dangerous; take several trips. Additionally, it may not be cost-effective. In this guide, we’ll break down Lowe’s truck rental’s pricing and actual rates.

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When Is It Worth It to Hire Professional Movers?

Many people who hire professional movers say the cost is worth it for the convenience alone. It’s worth hiring professional movers if you have certain circumstances that make moving hard, such as:

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Menard's Truck Rental Cost (All the Rates + Competitor Pricing)

There are many reasons that people rent trucks from Menards. Sometimes, a truck is just what you need to haul a new purchase back home. At least, if you want to haul it home yourself at your own convenience.

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What Does It Mean To Buy A House With An Encroachment?

Buying a house is a highly involved process, with many factors affecting a buyer’s ability to close on a purchase. Typically, prospective homebuyers focus on house features like square footage, room size, and yard space when searching for properties. However, factors on or adjacent to the property could directly affect your purchase agreement and cause stumbling blocks to ownership.

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How To Get Rid Of A Couch

Maybe your sofa is old and tattered or maybe you just don’t like the color anymore. Whatever the reason, if you’re wondering how to get rid of a couch, there are plenty of ways to do it.

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Where To Buy Bubble Wrap (For Moving and Shipping)

Bubble wrap is one of those things that people tend to think of as a fun popping time, but not much else. Well, until they actually need it anyway. When people need it for wrapping up goods prior to a move or cushioning stuff during a major project, it quickly turns into a race to find a place that carries this stuff. Wondering where you can get enough bubble wrap for your next project? We did the research…

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What Are Home Inspectors Not Allowed To Do?

There are many hurdles you must jump over on the road to purchasing or building a home. One of these hurdles is a home inspection. A home inspector will need to enter the home, survey and visualize the property, and report on his or her findings. But when it comes to home inspectors you should know that they are not a one-stop-shop. In fact there are lots of things home inspectors are not allowed to do.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Living Near Power Lines?

With all of our devices, power lines are essential in our electricity-driven world. This is apparent every time there’s a power outage, and we can’t use our microwave, cell phones, and TVs. But you may not have considered what it’s like to live near, or even under, power lines.

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What Is A Home Inspection Contingency?

Buying a home is likely the most significant purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s also a considerable investment and, for many, the place they want to set down roots and start a family. For these reasons, it makes sense to want a home inspection contingency in your home-buying contract. 

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11 Money-Saving Tips When Moving

Make reading this list of moving money-savers your first step on your relocation to-do list.

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What Happens After A Home Inspection? (Find Out Now!)

A fabulous exterior can hide some interior issues, and this is one of the main reasons why home inspectors are in business these days. A home inspection is used to verify that a house is in good working order and not needing significant repairs.

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Best Ways To Save Money On Movers

Hiring professional movers is an expensive prospect, but it doesn’t have to be. A little preparation and research can make all the difference in how much you spend while moving. Here are some simple tips to save money when you hire movers:

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What To Do If Movers Damage My Property

Nobody wants to suffer property damage when they hire movers, but it happens every day. Movers try their hardest to protect your belongings, but accidents happen. However, you must prepare yourself to do whatever you can to get reimbursement when movers damage your property, such as:

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What To Get Rid Of When Moving

It’s no secret that moving is a stressful experience. Moving can be a long and expensive process, and figuring out how to manage your time can be frustrating. Many people understandably struggle with what to get rid of when moving.

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When Should You Start Packing For A Move?

Ideally, you should start packing at least 4-6 weeks before a move. Moves sometimes come up unexpectedly, but it’s a great idea to start packing as soon as possible. The biggest reason to pack early is that you have many other responsibilities to consider when moving.

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Can A Condo Association Force An Owner To Sell? (Find Out Now!)

Condos are a unique type of real estate. On one hand, it’s like an apartment that you can rent. On the other hand, you have to deal with condo associations, which almost can act like a landlord. They can cite you, they can make your life a nightmare…but can they actually go so far as to force a condo owner to sell?

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How Much Does a Refrigerator Weigh? (Plus Moving Tips)

Refrigerators have a wide range of weights depending on capacity and conveniences. A refrigerator is one of the heaviest standard appliances in the home, and for many residents, it has gotten larger and larger. But before purchasing your fridge, it’s important to know how much a refrigerator weighs.

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How To Move A Mobile Home For Free (In 5 Easy Steps)

When people think about mobile homes, they don’t ever really assume they’ll see them traveling or that they’ll be mobile. To a point, it’s easy to see why. It usually costs a lot of money to move a mobile home to another lot—especially since mobile home lots will ask you to pay for their right to move there.

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What Size Mattress Fits in a Truck Bed?

With the new trend of DIY campers, many truck owners are starting to convert their truck beds into a bed. While blankets and a mat usually suffice for a few days, you may want to look into something longer term, like a mattress. But, what size of mattress should you get?

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What Items Cannot Be Moved By Professional Movers?

Whether it be abrasive chemicals or a bag of charcoal, movers won’t pick up many items. That’s why it’s important to speak openly with a moving company before you hire them. Many moving companies operate similarly, and professional movers won’t move some items, such as:

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What To Look For In Condo Documents (Find Out Now!)

When you are looking to buy your new home, it’s easy to just fall in love with a particular unit and feel like you have to have it. That’s a great feeling, but it can be deceptive. If you choose to buy a condo, then you probably are curious about what you should look for. In many cases, the documents will tell you what you should watch for.

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What To Pack First When Moving?

Moving to a different home can be an exciting experience. However, if you don’t pack your belongings in the proper sequence, moving can quickly get to be a stressful experience. People are busy planning their move and believe everything is under control until it isn’t, and they discover themselves suffocating in tags, plastic wrap, and cardboard boxes.

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