The 8 Best Moving Tips Ever

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Did you know that 45% of all moves occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day? As the selling market and summer season ramps up in Central Florida we’ve collected our best advice to make moving easier.

#1 – Start Throwing Away Today

Our father-in-law gave us this advice on our wedding day 33 years ago. It is important even if you don’t have a move on the horizon. Here are some great resources to help you start throwing away today:

How to recycle just about anything: http://greatist.com/health/how-to-recycle-anything

How to get rid of your stuff: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/get-rid-of-stuff-5-tricks-for-making-the-task-easier-210690

#2 – Nuts & Bolts

When unscrewing hardware from furniture, collect it in a Ziploc bag and tape it to the furniture. This saves time and lost nuts and bolts.

#3 – Invest in Packing Materials

Purchasing boxes and a good packing tape can keep your stuff safe and make it easier to stack and move. Also, most packing supply places offer packs of blank newspaper that keep your breakables clean.

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Cell Phones, Schools, & Real Estate Values

Cell Phones, Schools & Real Estate Values

The two best predictors of future real estate value and appreciation a home are
(1) the quality of schools nearby, and
(2) the rent that home will receive if it were a rental.

Is that tried and true formula changing?

How’s my cell phone coverage here? People regularly hold up their cell phone in the middle of a home they are looking at to see if they get good coverage. Root metrics surveyed 2,000 U.S. adults and found that 76 percent ranked mobile services as important. By comparison, 60 percent identified good schools as important.

U.S. adults in all age groups ranked mobile phone service higher than schools. […]