Need tips, tricks and advice for making the big move? Then this is the section for you.

Shopping List After Moving In Your New Home

So you’ve moved into a new home and conquered all those cardboard moving boxes. Some of what came out of them may not look all that great against a fresh backdrop. Or, you’re over that 25-year-old stainless steel cutlery and not putting in a new kitchen drawer. If you’re like most of us, moving can prompt both urgent and spur-of-the-moment purchases once you’re settled in your new abode. Here are items that frequently top those post-moving-day shopping lists.
Furniture
Your family will never part with that comfortable leather couch and Aunt Janie’s heirloom china cabinet goes wherever you go. You even […]

Be a Good Neighbor

So, you’ve moved! You love your new Florida home, neighborhood and town. Chances are you did lots of homework (you’d rather not remember right now) before choosing and committing to your new environs. All that careful research paid off in a successful relocation. Now, you have another project: establishing yourself as a good neighbor. Here are our tips for becoming the kind of new neighbor you’d like to live next door to.
Don’t Be Stingy With Information
Sharing your contact information, whether it’s email addresses, phone numbers or social media handles, is a good way to introduce yourself and family members. […]

How to Meet Your New Neighborhood

In the market for a new custom Florida home? That means you’re also in the market for a new neighborhood. No matter why you’re making the move — for a new job, impending retirement or family reasons — acclimating to a new community takes time, even if you only move across town. New neighbors often = new friends, so it’s totally worth investing time to explore your new environment. Read on for tips on how to settle into your new world.
Be Approachable and Available
This is Common Sense and Manners 101, but it never hurts to be reminded. Moving takes […]

Ease the Transition of Moving With Kids

Whether you’re relocating across countries and continents, or within your current city limits, doing so with children complicates the process. A move can be stressful even if everyone’s excited about it. When they’re not excited, the experience can become an ordeal. While adults tend to stiff-upper-lip their stress, kids are more vulnerable and transparent. Here are suggestions for helping your family’s smallest members have a happy move.
Share Your Adult Feelings
Kids make great radar dishes. Many can sense adults’ feelings without knowing much about what’s happening, so make time to sit and talk with your kids about how you feel about […]

Moving With Kids? Get Them Involved

No matter how exciting the reason behind a move — perhaps a longed-for promotion or to be nearer family — relocation isn’t easy. It can be downright difficult for children, who may not grasp the significance of why their lives are being disrupted. They only know they’re leaving playmates, a familiar home, school routines and daily activities behind.

How can adults help cushion the uncertainty? By making kids part of the relocation process. Read on for tips to “get moving” with your kids.
Talk About It
Perhaps the best first step in involving your kids is to discuss the move with them. […]

Make Moving With a Toddler Easier

The smallest people in your household can be the ones most affected by a relocation. While moving can stress most adults — even if it’s for an anticipated retirement, exciting new job or to a longed-for dream home — toddlers only know their world is being turned upside down and they’re not quite sure why.

If you’re a parent, naturally you want everyone in the family on board. The littlest guys and girls require a bit more attention during what’s often a hectic, jarring process, so peruse our list of pointers to help make moving with your toddler(s) easier.

Tell Them […]

Ten Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Like many major life experiences, home-buying can be an intimidating process if you’ve never done it before. Or, if you have, and the process didn’t go well. If you’re not familiar with industry jargon, hearing real-estate terms can be akin to learning a foreign language, especially if those terms aren’t defined clearly or simply. Read on for a handy dissection of the most important real-estate nomenclature.
Listings
A listing is the public advertisement that a home is for sale. The most visible aspect is the physical For Sale sign in a yard. In today’s digital world, real-estate companies round up all […]

Five Tips For Moving With Children

It’s happening! Your family is relocating! You’ve broken the news, have a tentative schedule in place and everyone from biggest to littlest knows what’s ahead. Well, not the tiniest family members. Moving won’t faze the 18-month-old! But it might faze the 18-months-old’s brothers or sisters, so here’s our five suggestions for moving with children.
Kids’ Opinions Count, Too
They may not have a choice about moving, but they can have a choice in the search for your new home. Older kids especially can contribute preferences and suggestions.
For example, if your current home is the after-school gathering place, make sure your […]

Seven Reasons to Move to Florida

If you’re reading this post, you already might suspect that a Florida lifestyle might fit your situation. Or, perhaps you aren’t certain about becoming a Floridian — yet — and would like us to convince you. Here are seven solid reasons to consider moving to the Sunshine State.
Climate
You expect bright sunshine, warmth and afternoon thunderstorms. But, Floridians enjoy temperate weather year-round, with varying tastes of cooler weather depending where you move.

North Florida experiences occasional chill during the winter months. If you’re from a cold-weather part of the United States, a North Florida winter would be considered balmy. Central Florida […]

Tips For Selling Your Old Home Faster

Trapped between a current home that’s not selling and the new Florida home you’d like to purchase? It’s a common scenario. Most of us need to sell our old residences before buying new ones and sometimes it’s simply not a fast process. To help, we have tips for your stalled selling situation. If you haven’t listed your current home, try a few of our tips before you do. One tip or a combination of several may help you find a buyer faster. If your current home is languishing on the resale market, something below might help you jump-start buyer […]