How to Get Ready to Move

How to Get Ready to Move You’ve gotten your house contact signed and are on your way to the settlement date, but there might be one hiccup left along the way - how are you going to move everything? While you’re excited about all the possibilities a new home can bring, this might also be the perfect time to get rid of old clutter in your life so you can really begin anew. But where to … [Read more...]

Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist It’s that time of year again - college students are heading back to school and anxious parents are trying not to forget anything along the way. Moving to your dorm room or apartment is the same as moving into a new house - just on a slightly smaller scale. We have some great tips to help your move go smoothly - regardless of whether it’s to a smaller or larger place … [Read more...]

To Move or Not to Move Before the Baby Comes

To Move or Not to Move Before the Baby Comes Moving can be one of the most stressful things you can do under normal circumstances. But when you add in the factor of moving while pregnant - whether you’re three, five or even nine months along - this can take the stress to a whole new level. Luckily, when it comes to expecting a baby, when you ask for help there are usually plenty of … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Solutions Moving Checklist

The arrival of summer at Solutions also heralds the sight of moving trucks in many neighborhoods across the area. In fact, this year, the weekend of June 27 & 28 was recently named the “busiest weekend of the year” by several local moving companies. Many people take advantage of this time of year, when school is officially out, to move their households. In order to get organized below are … [Read more...]

How To Ease the Moving Out & to Another House Process

    Here in the Charlottesville area many residents often remark that we have a transient population as people move here for either work or schooling at UVA for several years and then move on, or come to work for many local businesses and then get transferred to another area in Virginia or out of state.     The same reasons that make Charlottesville so attractive for people moving here for the … [Read more...]

Things to Avoid Before You Close on Your New Home

Now that the contract has been ratified, the home inspection period has passed and everything agreed to, buyers may think that everything is smooth sailing until they close on their new home. Right? Not quite. There are a number of other things buyers must NOT do before the final settlement date. If they’ve been approved for a mortgage, they might be assuming that all they need to worry about … [Read more...]

Minimize the stress of moving – 20 tips

Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas. You’ve decided on a house and everything is moving smoothly towards settlement, so the next logical step is to break all of the moving parts into easy to follow steps to make it a success. Here are some tips to help you avoid, or minimize, moving day stress: 1 Organize early Try not to leave anything until the last … [Read more...]

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