Moving

How to Prepare Your House for Sale

How to Prepare Your House for Sale | Direct Energy Blog

All home sellers want two things: for their homes to sell quickly and at or above the list price. But your home isn’t going to sell itself, and even with an excellent real estate agent, you’ll need to put in some work to give your sale a shot at success. READ MORE

Garage Sale Tips & Tricks: How to Sell Your Stuff Before You Move

Garage Sale Tips & Tricks: How to Sell Your Stuff | Direct Energy Blog

Nothing makes you take stock of the value of everything in your home like moving. If you have to bubble wrap it, put it in a box and haul it around (or pay a pretty penny for someone else to do it), you may be more likely to consider parting with it. And if you’re going to lighten the load for your move, you may as well make a little money in the process. READ MORE

How to Research a Neighborhood Before You Buy

How to Research a Neighborhood Before You Buy | Direct Energy Blog

Buying a new home or property is a big life move. Knowing as much as possible before you take that leap is the key to feeling relaxed about a life transition, and about where you’ll soon become a part of the community. READ MORE

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home? | Direct Energy Blog

For most of us, buying a house is the largest purchase we’ll ever make. So it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the most complex purchases in life — from finding that just-right neighborhood to hammering out the details of your home loan, you’ll make dozens of important decisions over the course of this single transaction. READ MORE

Moving Checklist: When to Pack

Moving Checklist: When to Pack | Direct Energy Blog

Packing up all your belongings and stacking them in a moving truck is quite the endeavor, on par with planning a 300-person wedding or, according to some people, laying out the plans for a small city. The best advice to successfully get through a move is to plan well and plan well in advance. READ MORE

How to Spot a Moving Scam

How to Spot a Moving Scam | Direct Energy Blog

Because many Americans don’t change their residences frequently enough to hire moving companies, many remain unaware of one of the most common consumer scams: moving fraud. READ MORE