Danny Tanner’s FULL HOUSE Inspired Moving Advice

full houseFellow Full House Fans… this one’s for YOU!

As we all patiently wait for Full House 2 (aka “Fuller House”) to hit Netflix, we thought we would take a stroll down memory lane to see if the infamous Danny Tanner and family could help provide us loyal fans some valuable moving advice. Here’s a top ten list of advice that will guide you in answering that magic, million dollar question…

“How do I know when it’s time to move?” Continue reading

 

Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Hidden Costs of Homeownership Opening ImageMy husband and I are currently looking to buy a home in Chicago (we know right where to find move help in Chicagoland)) and it’s been one heck of an emotional roller coaster. Excitement, fear, anxiety…let’s just say that making this big purchase is a bumpy ride.

While we have many must-haves for our new pad (2 bedrooms, quiet neighborhood, close to public transportation), by far the biggest factor is our BUDGET. Continue reading

 

How Do I Get A Home Loan?

How Do I Get a Home Loan?Lately, we’ve been chatting all about the process of buying your first home sweet home. To begin, we listed some tips to help you with the whole buying vs. renting dilemma. If you read that blog post and came to the conclusion that you’re ready to give up temporary decorating techniques and add “homeowner” to your resume… then today’s post is perfect for you!

Now, before you start scouring the real estate listings for your dream home, you need to figure out how much house you can afford. Yep, like many large purchases you’ve gotta start with a BUDGET.

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If you’re going to be borrowing money from a bank (which I’m guessing is most of you), you’ll need to chat with a mortgage lender or broker to find out how much cash they’re willing to cough over.

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First 5 Steps To Homeownership

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Becoming a homeowner is an exciting time but is also one that takes preparation, communication and lots of decision-making. Today, we are breaking down the often overwhelming world of the first few steps of homeownership into a 5 Step Guide to Homeownership for Rookies. We hope these 5 steps will guide you in creating a solid foundation to build your home-buying experience on! #punintended #sorrynotsorry Continue reading

 

7 Tips for Making Your Home Sell-Ready: Forbes Edition

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Don't Let Them See This!!

Don’t Let Them See This!!

What day is today?

No this is not a trick question. But for purposes of this post you must not answer like an eager, bright young elementary school child but rather like a soon-to-be-frazzled moving industry pro.

Give up?

Today – the day after Memorial Day – is known in the moving industry as Crazy Tuesday. Particularly in the self-storage realm this is the day the busy summer moving season kicks in like the roar of a diesel truck. Summer is the popular choice for moving because the kids are out of school and no one wants to move in a snowstorm. And so we stand ready, Gatorade in hand. Continue reading