Buying Your First Home? Our Tips on How to Furnish It

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Congratulations on becoming a first-time homeowner! If you’re younger, it’s a major part of adulting. If you’re older, it’s a satisfying goal reached. You’re probably ready to assume the expenses and obligations involved, but you may not have thought much about how you’ll fill your new spaces. Furnishing your new home is a bit more complicated Read More »

How to Be a Good New Neighbor, Part II

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In Part I, we talked about how you and your family can become welcome members of your new Florida community. To sum it up, if you want good neighbors, be one. Many of you likely heeded the tactics in Part I during previous moves. But, let’s talk about the one topic that can cause neighborly Read More »

How to Be a Good New Neighbor, Part I

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Whether you’ve just moved into a new custom Florida home, or are in the process of doing so, assimilating into your new neighborhood should matter to you and yours. Getting to know your neighbors, and perhaps making some new friends, can improve the quality of everyone’s community life. Kids grow up with their buddies down Read More »

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Tame Chaos After You Move

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You’re in your new custom Florida home and the worst of the moving upheaval is over. Congratulations! Now it’s time to unpack. Uh oh. You probably packed essentials separately ahead of time, so everybody has clothes, shoes and toiletries. The coffeemaker’s out, and so all electronic devices and their chargers. But otherwise, you might be Read More »

Summer: The Optimal Time to Move

Family prepares for a summer time move

Oops! You wanted to go to the beach, didn’t you? Perhaps to theme parks, or camping with the family. No one wants to pack moving boxes, haul clutter to donation centers and orchestrate all the maddening minutia that comes with changing addresses during what’s supposed to be a vacation period. “That’s not quite what I Read More »

Shopping List After Moving In Your New Home

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 Read More »

Be a Good Neighbor

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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 Read More »

How to Meet Your New Neighborhood

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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 Read More »

Ease the Transition of Moving With Kids

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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 Read More »