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House Hunting Tips (for First-Timers)

House Hunting Tips (For First-Timers)

Buying your first home is a big deal. Don’t let yourself get carried away. With these first-time house hunting tips, you can find a home that fits your needs and your budget.   Buying a home is a huge investment. Whether you’re staying for the long-haul or planning to upgrade to something else down the line, you need to make sure you’re secured with the knowledge to buy a home that…

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15 Garage Sale Tips to Get Ready for Moving Day

15 Garage Sale Tips to Get Ready for Moving Day

Moving takes enough time and effort already, the last thing you want to do is paying to move items you don’t even want in the new house. Whether you’re looking to downsize or just declutter, preparing for a move is the best time to have a garage sale. A successful garage sale can not only rid you of unwanted items but also raise some extra money to cover moving costs. Below…

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Staging a Home - How to Stage a House

How to Stage a House (& Why)

If you plan on moving this summer, you might be curious about how to stage a house so it sells quicker and for more money. But what exactly is home staging and why do you need it? Isn’t a nicely decorated house good enough? Here at Cento Family Moving & Storage, we’re moving experts, not real estate experts, so we reached out to MaryBeth Luiz, Owner of Property Love in…

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Spring Cleaning: How to Declutter Before Your Move

The blustery month of March is finally here to sweep out the winter, and you know what that means: it’s time for spring! Perhaps you simply want to get your home spic and span before the kids get out of school (and the weather gets too hot). But if you’re planning a summer move this year, this post was written for you. Read on to find out how to declutter…

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10 Tips for Staging Your Home

If you’re looking to relocate, selling your current home or condo is probably one of the first things on your mind. What’s the state of the housing market? What condition is your home in? And, most importantly, what can you do to induce the best offers? Well, if you have the time to spare, staging your home could make a world of difference in how much you’re likely to get…

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To Move or Not to Move…Should You Relocate?

You may have received a job offer from another state. Or maybe you’ve maxed out the job opportunities in your area and you’re looking for a change. But making a long-distance move is a huge commitment…should you relocate? Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but nevertheless, we tend to move at some of the most exciting times of our lives: buying a first house, getting married, having children…

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The Best Renovations For Resale Value (and the Worst!)

Your family is starting to outgrow your current home, so you know you’ll be moving sometime in the next few years. Or maybe you’ve just moved into a fixer-upper with great potential, but the ever-present “resale value” is always in front of your mind. How do you decide which home renovations offer the most bang for their buck so you’re not let down when it’s time to sell? Obviously, every…

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