We love our pets. In some households they’re our “children.” In others they are dear members of the family. How can you make the stressful time of moving an easy transition for your furry friends?
Pets are routined creatures, not unlike their human counterparts. Unlike our independent selves, however, pets look to us to provide them with safety, affection, and nourishment. This means it is our responsibility to plan ahead so that moving time is low stress for our pets. Read more
High unemployment and housing woes are forcing more Americans to stay put, new Census Bureau data shows. In fact, Americans are moving less than they ever have on record, since the Census Bureau started tracking such data in 1948.
In the last year, about 35.1 million of Americans — or 11.6 percent — moved to a new home, which is down from 12.5 percent in the previous year. The record for American mobility was 21.2 percent, reached in 1951. Read more
Baby boomers who plan to move for retirement are looking for smaller, affordable homes that are easily accessible to medical care and near their family, finds a new poll of more than 1,000 adults born between 1946 and 1964 conducted by Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com.
Baby boomers who make more than $100,000 a year are the most likely to say they plan to buy a new home during retirement. For boomers who plan to purchase a new home, the most Read more
Relocating for a job or personal reason is not easy. Relocating these days can be even more difficult especially if you have to sell your home first.
According to USA Today, “The leap is especially big for the nearly 25 percent of U.S. mortgage holders who owe more than their homes are worth–or will likely bring at sale.”
However, the housing slump may not have as much of an impact on employee mobility as some may think. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that moves associated with job opportunities remained steady from 2007 to 2009.
While everyone is preparing for the holiday season, are you singing to a different tune as you stress about your upcoming move? Moving can be demanding on its own, plus combined with the stresses of preparing for the holidays, can be as challenging as finding that one perfect gift for someone who already has everything.
Relocation.com’s team of experts has come up with the following list of moving do’s and don’ts to help take the stress out of your move. Read more