The Most Extreme Moves in the U.S.

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The United States is a vast and geographically diverse country. The climate can vary from 20 below Fahrenheit all the way up to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Towns in the U.S. can range from a population as little as one to over eight million. Sections of the country can be located over 1,000 miles from the nearest ocean, or be …

Best House Warming Gifts

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Anyone who has moved can speak to how exciting it is show a new home off to friends and family. Some people choose to have a big reveal and a house warming party to let everyone take a look at the home you have diligently put together.  For guests, it is exciting to be a witness to this new chapter in …

Texas Population Boom

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Texas has been enjoying a population boom in recent years. When you hear about Texas’ growth, Austin and Dallas are probably the first cities that come to mind.  It is true that the major cities of Texas are enjoying population gains, but it is some of the outlying cities in the metro areas that are experiencing the most rapid increases …

Avoiding Fake Moving Companies

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When you’re moving, it’s crucial to be weary of scams. Groups posing as actual moving companies will take every chance to deceive customers. While it may seem like a way to save money, using a non-certified moving service puts you and your belongings at risk. Researching moving companies will protect you and your possessions. Unreliable Sites A number of first-time …

State Income Tax and Population Change

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Recently, the Illinois House of Representatives overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto to enact a 32% state income tax increase. The individual rate went from 3.75% to 4.95% and the corporate rate went from 5.25% to 7%. The higher state income taxes could entice more people to leave a state that is already losing population.While taxes are not usually the main reason for …

Average Home Value in the 50 Most Populous U.S. Metro Areas

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The housing market in a particular area is one of the most important factors to consider when moving. Although home values vary widely from city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood, the average home value in a metropolitan area is a good indicator of the realty market in a given radius. Using data from Zillow and an interactive map …

Average Rent in the 50 Most Populous U.S. Cities

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Throughout the United States, rent levels have been rising. In particular, highly populated urban areas are becoming increasingly expensive to live in. Using data from Zillow, we created an interactive map detailing the average rent in the 50 most populous U.S. cities via BatchGeo. The average rent prices are based on a study conducted by Zillow on May 31, 2017. In …

NYC’s Best Neighborhoods for Millennials

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Moving to New York City is a dream come true for many millennials. As Frank Sinatra sang “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” However, if you’re not from the Big Apple, it can be tough to figure out which neighborhood is the right fit for you. If you’re young, you’ll want to find a neighborhood with plenty …

Chicago’s Best Neighborhoods for Millennials

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Chicago has always been a great city for young people to live in. According to Forbes, more than half of educated millennials in the Chicagoland area are choosing to live within the city itself. However, not all millennials are the same and neither are Chicago’s neighborhoods. Each neighborhood possesses a unique culture and scene. Whether you’re into sports, the arts, …

Tips for a Summer Move

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Summer is here and for many Americans that means it’s time to move. If you do decide to move in the summer, it’s important to plan in advance. Summer is the busiest time of the year to move throughout the country. Waiting till the last minute to book your move could leave you out of options. If possible, try to …