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Moving Tips

Making Your Move Stress Free  

Moving-Checklist Of Who To Notify (Consumer-SOS)
Exhaustive list of who you need to contact before you move.

Choosing A Moving Company

Monster Moving
 
Mega Site with all you need to know to relocate from mortgage rates to salary calculators to moving companies and more.

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Moving Companies 

Choosing A Moving Company

Moving Companies By State, Area Code, & Type of Move
Find a mover anywhere in the U.S. Site also offers a
moving guide with tips, packaging and storage information.

Compare Moving Company Prices (All 50 States & DC)

Monster Moving 
Mega Site with all you need to know to relocate from mortgage rates to salary calculators to moving companies and more.

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Complaints

Interstate Movers (Complaints)
Can also check if the mover is licensed. Good for moving companies that move across state lines.

Department Of Transportation (DOTs)
In All 50 States (Not DC) 
Learn who regulates the moving companies in your state.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (202) 358-7027
For complaints, licensing and insurance status on interstate moving companies. 

American Moving & Storage Association (703) 683-7410      
They can tell you if the mover is licensed.  For disputes, you have only 60 days after a move to request for arbitration with an interstate mover.  All requests must be in writing.

Housing Help (Consumer-SOS)
Where to find help in 25 areas related to housing.

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included). 

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Where To Relocate (Quality Of Life In Your Desired Location)

Find Every Resource Relevant To Where You Want To Relocate
In All 50 States & DC. Find an apartment and see what your area has to offer in,  Banking & Financial, Corporate Apartments, Domestic Services, Education, Employment Services, Full Service Relocation Companies , Health Care, Home Furnishings, Hotels, Insurance, Internet Service Providers, Transportation and much much more.

Career Guide To Industries Handbook
Provides information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information. 

www.homefair.com
Before you relocate, use this site to check the crime rate and quality of schools in your desired city.  Learn here which areas are superior and which stink.  This site is packed with comparison tools and calculators to help you make the right decision.  If you're looking for hot places to live but have yet to decide, check out their "Lifestyle Optimizer".  It will pick for you your ten top cities to live in.

Find The Best City For Me To Relocate To
Punch in what you want in a city and it will find you the best places to live. Search cities based on: Population, School rating, Cost of Living Index, Average Home Price, Income tax rate, Future Job growth, Number of sunny days, Violent crime index and more. Then select any two cities to compare in detail. 

Find The Best Place To Relocate (All 50 states & DC)
Learn everything you need to know about the area you want to move to from the annual temperature to politics to the number of churches and schools there. 

The 10 Most & Least Expensive Places To Own A Car
Based on taxes and car insurance rates.

Monster Moving 
Mega Site with all you need to know to relocate from mortgage rates to salary calculators to moving companies and more.

For More See

Work Matters/Wage & Salary & Relocation Sites 


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Already A Homeowner

Avoiding Foreclosure Inspections & Housing Codes
Home Improvements/Contractors Homeowner Associations
Home Loans/Mortgages Neighbors,& Nuisances
Insurance Renting Out Your Home
Health & Safety Taxes
Defects In Your House Where To Go For Help

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Renting Out Your Home

To Rent Or Sell? 

Renting Out Your Home  
What to consider before you become a landlord.

For More On The Legal Duties Of Landlords, See
Landlord/Tenant

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Avoiding Foreclosure

Resources & Your Rights To Avoid Foreclosure
Types of foreclosure help, where to get it, who owns your loan, time it takes to foreclose and more.

Foreclosure Resources (Federal Reserve Board)
Up to date help during the housing crisis.

The Home Ownership Preservation Foundation 877-362-6631
24 hour hotline for any borrower in distress.
For EMC Customers, call The Mod Squad 877-362-6631

Can't Pay Your Rent, Mortgage or Utilities? (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on what to do and where to go for assistance.

Rent, Utilities and Mortgage Assistance In Your State  (Google)
Stop!!!!!   AFTER CLICKING ON THIS LINK, GO TO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BOX AND REPLACE "YOUR STATE" WITH THE STATE WHERE YOU LIVE. i.e."NEW YORK" OR "CALIFORNIA" OR "ALASKA" then click on go. For help in your county or city, add the name of your county or city after the name of your state.

What Is Foreclosure & How it Works (All 50 States & DC)
When a lender--usually a bank--tries to take your property away from you, the law protects you, and your property, for as long as possible. Scroll down the laws and procedures in all 50 states.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act:
If you're a reserve component service member called to active duty, you're protected by a law that can save you some legal problems and possibly some money as well. Under the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, you may qualify for any or all of the following: Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments. Reduced interest rate on credit card debt. Protection from eviction if your rent is $1,200 or less. Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings.

Summary Of Foreclosure Laws In All 50 States

Defending Against Foreclosures (Not States Specific)

State-By-State Guide To Lien Laws (All 50 states & DC)
Homeowners: learn what a creditor must do to secure a lien on your house and the limits on what property they can attach it to.

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Home Improvements

Hiring A Contractor (Great On The Do's and Don'ts!)

Tips For Hiring A Contractor
Very basic tips and some links.

The Cooling Off Rule (When You Can Cancel A Sale or Sales Contract)

www.improvenet.com
Check this site for contractors and architects.  Outline your project and ImproveNet will submit the details to approved professions in your area.  It will then tell you who wants the work.

Contractors & Construction Liens (Law In All 50 States & DC)

State-by-State Guide To Lien Laws (All 50 States & DC)
Homeowners: learn what a contractor must do to secure a lien and the limits on what property they can attach it to.    

For More on Cancellations,  See Contracts (Consumer-SOS)

For Pulling Your Contractor's License, See
Occupational Licensing Boards

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Home Loans & Mortgages
Home Loans
Mortgages

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Inspections & Housing Codes

Housing Help (Consumer-SOS)
Where to find help in 25 areas related to housing.

Find Your City's Municipal Codes
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards. If you can't find your city, follow their links to other code sites that can help you.

House Inspections

Find A Home Inspector Nearest You  (All 50 states & DC)
Website of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Inspect America (DC and Most States)
Find an easy way to locate a home inspector in your area, learn the credentials and affiliations your home inspector should have,  what to expect before, during, and after a house inspection, how the results of the on- site home inspection should be presented to you and what to expect after the home inspection. 

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).
 
For More See Nolo.com

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Insurance

Homeowner's Insurance (Nolo.com)
Get the basics on homeowner's insurance and the importance of doing a home inventory.

www.insure.com
 
Provides well written, authoritative advice on buying home and other insurance as well as dealing with insurers.  Buyers can search for firms offering specific coverage in their state and can check a company's strength.  You can also link to insurance companies, quote services and agents, but any  selling takes place off their website site.

Homeowner Insurance Claim Letter

Cancellation Of Private Mortgage Insurance: Federal Law May Save You Hundreds of Dollars Each Year

See Consumer-SOS-Insurance

For More See Nolo.com

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