One of the biggest transitions in life is going from being a young couple to being a young family. Often, change begets change and many young families find that their lifestyle needs have shifted. A bustling downtown may be great for two working professionals, but not ideal for young children. If you’re thinking about a new locale for your young family, there are a number of things to take into consideration. Parks, safety, attractions, schools, home prices, and arts are all things to research when looking for a new city. Check out just a few of these cities to get an idea of what you may be looking for!Bellevue, Washington
French for “beautiful view,” this [...]
If you’ve ever departed from a ski vacation wishing you didn’t have to leave, perhaps it’s time for a move to a snowier locale. While ski towns offer great amenities and quick access to the ski hill, they aren’t always the best place to live. Take Telluride, Colorado for instance – Telluride’s median home price is over $800,000 while per capita income is $38,000. Unless you work in hospitality, tourism towns can be difficult to live in, so it’s important to distinguish good ski towns to visit versus the best ski towns to live in. Check out these five livable ski cities if your life just isn’t powdery enough.Bozeman, Montana
Serviced by continuously expanding resorts [...]
They say moving is one of life’s top stressors, and as someone who has recently moved into a new home, I can wholeheartedly agree. Read all about how to make the actual moving process seamless.
Once you’ve purged, packed, and have your closing date confirmed, you may think you’re finished. The unfortunate truth? There’s plenty more to do as you prep for your moving day. Here is a handy dandy list of new-home to-dos!Clean, Clean Clean
House Cleaning: While some sellers have the house cleaned before moving out as a courtesy to the new homeowners, there’s no guarantee that a) they will actually do that and b) that their cleaners will clean to the extent you want them to. [...]
Moving into a new home is an exciting time and often a big achievement for most people. However, whether it’s a first or fifth house, moving never really gets easier—much less when you’re settling in before the holidays.
There’s new furniture to buy, endless to-do lists, and sometimes even major renovation projects to start on.
When attending a housewarming party this holiday season, or just dropping by for a tour of the new digs, bring a gift to congratulate the new homeowners. If you’re having a hard time deciding, here are eight housewarming gift ideas for a thoughtful and useful gift that new homeowners are [...]