Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Homesales booming among 55+ buyers

Within the growing optimism among home builders in general, there is a smaller segment of the industry that is experiencing an even more bullish market: new homes marketed towards those 55 years of age or older. The number of Americans in this demographic planning to buy a new home is the largest it has ever been, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
"We are servicing the largest growing group of buyers that we have ever seen in this age category," said Housing Council Chairman W. Don Whyte. "It is a population that is dramatically different from what it was only a few years ago."
One reason for this unpredicted increase might lie in the simultaneously rising resale value of homes, according to National Mortgage Professional. The increasing final sums those in this group are able to receive for their current home  might be the push they need to start making arrangements with out of state movers.
The size of this growing market means that there will likely be a great deal of movement among this group. As they may well have accumulated a great deal of possessions, those 55 and older will likely have a full plate when moving into their new home, and using a household moving company can help the process considerably

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tips for employees relocating for work

April 24, 2012
Every year, employees across the United States are faced with the choice of whether
they will relocate for work if their company moves or they become unemployed. This process
can be riddled with anxiety, particularly when it comes to uprooting self and family. Relevant
2010-2011 figures from the US Census Bureau estimates that just over 11.6 percent of Americans
moved domestically or internationally in the course of the year, many of whom are relocating
due to employment status. Stress can be reduced by planning, communication and working
with a full service moving and relocation company.
In the months before the van lines arrive, movers should set priorities in preparation. In cases
of corporate relocation, begin with the company. Many businesses will offer packages to employees
to cover the costs associated with their changes of address. Families should research schools in the
new area, and ensure that children will be able to seamlessly transition into a new school.
Organization should happen along the way, but especially in the month leading up to moving day.
 Throwing away unnecessary items will streamline the process and ease anxiety. It will also help
to set everything in its proper place before the relocation and moving services arrive.
Always hire professionals to attend to your needs. Whether moving out of state or to the next county,
relocation firms offer support at every step of the process, from consultation to unpacking. Reputable
companies offer services including container moves, storage, recycling and debris removal. Once the
movers arrive, they can take care of everything, including packing and unpacking.
Be sure to be home to work with the movers to ensure the process meets your specifications. It is a
good idea to prepare a box or plastic bin with crucial items that may be needed immediately, such as
identification documents and medications. Professional companies carry insurance so all aspects of
he move are covered, but consumers should be aware of the time sensitive nature of claims.
Companies will discuss your options, and some even offer price quotes online.
Companies that move may sometimes opt to coordinate workers' moves alongside corporate
relocations. Speak to HR personnel for information. Following these simple steps will ensure
that everything is ready to go when the household moving company arrives.