Hiring a Mover

Moving to new home can be a stressful process. If you plan on hiring a professional moving company, here are a few things to look for:
- Verify that you mover is licensed.
- Get a written estimate.
- Check with the Transportation Division or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about rates, liability and insurance.
- Get a written contract and review the contract closely before you sign. (include method and terms of payment)
- During unloading, check the goods carefully before signing off on their condition. Do not sign any receipt that does not document all missing or damaged goods.
- Be prepared to make the payment for the move. Many movers require the charges to be paid in cash or by certified check. Do not assume that you can pay with a credit card.
- Immediately address any complaints to the moving company. If the complaint is unresolved, contact the appropriate agencies.
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Foreclosure Options

A foreclosure property is a home that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Thousands of homes end up in foreclosure every year. Economic conditions affect the number of foreclosures, too. Many people lose their homes due to job loss, credit problems or unexpected expenses. It is wise to be cautious when considering a foreclosure. Many experts, in fact, advise inexperienced buyers to hire an expert to take them through the process. It is important to have the house thoroughly inspected and to be sure that any liens, undisclosed mortgages or court judgments are cleared or at least disclosed.
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