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Miami Beach Luxury Homes are Being Snatched by Wealthy New Yorkers Now More Than Ever

Waterfront homes in Miami Beach seem to be everyone’s target prize. Luxury-home sales in the area rose 43% this first quarter of the year. The luxury segment is outperforming the affordable segment by almost 10%. So, what is the reason? The answer is simple, wealthy New Yorkers are relocating to South Florida. Long distance moving
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Personalizing a Move-In Ready Home on a Budget

Move-in ready homes have all of the luxe upgrades and stylish touches of new construction homes without the wait time or added expense. The layout of move-in ready homes are already perfect, so buyers needn’t worry about spending a mint on renovations. Buying a move-in ready home does mean that you aren’t able to customize
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Home Safety Hazards: What to Look Out for When Buying a Home

It’s easy to overlook a home’s potential safety hazards when you’re anxious to pull the trigger on what seems like the property of your dreams, especially when the market is hot. It’s important to remember that even if a home appears to be in perfect condition, there may be hidden problems. Don’t let the market
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What Maintenance Should I Keep Up With After Moving Into a New Home?

Your house may come with many features. It may come with a remodeled kitchen, a two-car garage, a built-in deck, or even maybe a pool. But if there’s one thing a home will never come with, it’s an instruction manual. No matter how many bells and whistles your house has, it won’t have a handbook
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Are You Ready to Buy a Home Together?

You’re already happily cohabitating or engaged, and you know that you’re both in it for the long haul. It might seem logical to take the next big step into *drum roll…* homeownership! With mortgage rates at an all-time low, couples are buying homes left and right. Buying a home on your own is a massive
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The Pros and Cons of Move-In Ready Homes

Opting for a move-in ready home simplifies the often-lengthy buying or building process – and frankly, it tends to simplify everything else, too.  We understand that the home buying process isn’t always straightforward, and that’s why we wrote this article. At Colonial Van Lines, we aim to provide you with necessary information regarding all things
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Sell Your Home and Buy a Tiny House

Could it be that the Barbie Dreamhouse is no longer fit to scale? It may be a stretch -but with the way tiny houses are trending, it seems like Barbie and her friends may soon have some pretty desirable real estate. If buying a tiny house is something that you’re thinking about, wondering about, or
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How to prepare for a live-in nanny

For decades, nannies have been the inspiration for everything from sitcoms to romcoms, and from award-winning musicals to reality television shows. But, believe it or not, nannies do exist, and they do have jobs to do. If you’re preparing for a live-in nanny, Colonial Van Lines has some tips to help you prepare. Make no
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Sell your home and get paid to travel

Remember when a work at home job was too good to be true? Things have certainly changed. Now that working at home is very much a reality, we find ourselves with the attention spans of six-year-old children and severe cases of water cooler withdrawal. It’s time to start thinking outside the cubicle. Why not just
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Buying homes in foreclosure-what you need to know

Foreclosure. It’s certainly not a word you learn in elementary school. Likely, you can happily go through life without having a clue of what the word means. And, after all, why would you want to? It sounds ominous, it’s not used in everyday conversation, and it starts with the letter ‘f.’ But when you’re buying
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How to Paint Your Walls Like a Professional

Painting your walls is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to give any drab room a facelift. The best part? We’re giving you the tips and tricks you need to make your DIY paint job look like a seasoned pro did it. What You’ll Need to Paint Your Walls Like a Pro Canvas
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Deep Cleaning Your Home Before You Move

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’ve likely been looking at houses elsewhere, so you know just how important it is to have your home looking its best for potential buyers. Deep cleaning a house pre-move is different than tidying up for guests. Shoving your odds and ends into closets, drawers and garages won’t
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Sell Your Home and Buy a Duplex

So, you’re thinking about buying a duplex and renting out half of it. Maybe you want to save on that hefty mortgage payment or maybe you just want to move to a new city without a ton of expenses. A duplex is a great first investment property that helps cover your expenses and can lead
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How to Install Security Cameras at Home

Home security camera systems are an excellent and easy-to-install DIY option to ensure that your home and loved ones are protected. Read on to discover the best home security camera options and tips for installing a DIY security camera. Security cameras often work as a deterrent when installed in a visible location, criminals typically don’t
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Increasing Home Value - Why You Should Finish Your Basement

What’s in your basement besides exposed pipes, some old exercise equipment, and the main power source for your house? Potential. Yes, believe it or not behind the musty, dank, and dimly lit exterior lurks loads of potential just waiting for your inspired ideas and artistic vision to unleash it. But, finishing a basement has more
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Choosing Paint Colors Help You Sell Your Home

In 1983, John Cougar Mellencamp released a song called, “Little Pink Houses (For You and Me.” The truth is that although little pink houses maybe ‘for’ Mr. Mellencamp and his significant other, they may not be for everyone. Nor might purple, indigo haze, or seafoam green houses. The bottom line, when you’re selling your house,
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Sell your home and move into an RV

What once may have seemed like a radical choice or an option only for retirees is now seen as an adventurous and cost-effective way to live a nomadic life. Recent grads are opting to live in an RV so that they can travel while they’re young and lead an untethered and uncomplicated life. It’s safe
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Converting your dusty garage into another living space

Is your garage giving new meaning to the phrase “Don’t go there?” Is there so much junk in your garage that even the items that are actually valuable become junk by association? We hear you! But don’t despair, there’s gold in them thar garage walls! And garage conversion can be the key to finding it.
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Best Home Storage Solutions for Your New Home

Did you recently move into a new home? Finding a place to store all your items and belongings can be quite tough. You need as much storage space as possible in your kitchen, living, bedrooms, and garage. This will enable you to store all your items such as kitchen utensils, pots and pans, plates, clothes,
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Staging Your Home to Get it Sold

Home may be where the heart is, but when you’re selling your home, buyers are a lot more interested in the home than the heart. In other words, if your home’s on the market, you want to depersonalize as much as possible. Staging your home could cost you nothing – taking your family’s pictures off
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Protecting Your new Home: Best security product and services

New homeowners and experienced homeowners are under a similar threat. Gone in a minute. All the electronics, jewelry and cash that have taken you years to save for are gone in the blink of an eye. That’s what can happen if the wrong person walks into your house. It’s easier than you think. If you
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How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent

It’s easy to find a real estate agent, right? There are tons them advertising themselves on buses and at benches on bus stops, so why not just pick one of those? Those agents may be very talented at what they do but when it comes to deciding how to choose a real estate agent, you
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Househunting like a Pro for Your Move

The hunt is on; the house hunt that is. You have a long-distance move in your future and that means you’ve got to find a place to live in your new area. You have your guns loaded, but the competition is fierce. Will you end up getting away with the best deal, or will you
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9 Home Improvements with the Best Resale Value

When last did you upgrade your home? Upgrading your home not only makes the property beautiful and attractive, it also adds to the value. Enhancing the curb appeal of your home helps to increase the amount the home will be sold on the market. The fact that the home looks fascinating will entice potential buyers
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Reasons to Move Out of Your House and Rent it Out

Designed by Freepik When buying a home, we imagine that we will spend there the rest of our lives. However, there are many situations when it is better to pack your stuff, move out of your home, and start renting it out. What are these? Keep reading to figure it out: Temporarily Relocating to Another
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