Moving Resources

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Moving With Kids

Moving is as hard for kids as it is for adults. By considering a move in three stages – before, during, and after – and thinking about your children’s needs during each stage, you can make a big difference in how your kids feel about the move and how they adjust afterwards.

Official Change of Address Form

This section allows you to change your address information and then print your completed Change of Address form. In addition, you can use the entered information to print Address Change Notification Letters and mail them to family, friends, and business associates to let them know of your move.

Moving With Your Pets

If pets are a part of your family, remember that moving, whether down the block or across the country, is just as stressful for them as it is for you. However, this stress can be greatly reduced with good planning and the tips that you’ll find here.

Packing Your Stuff A-Z

From air conditioners and artwork to big screen televisions and washing machines, learn from the experts how to get everything ready for the moving van.


After Your Move

Congratulations – you survived the big move! Now what? Here’s a list of the most important items to attend to during the first week after your move.

News and Newspapers Online

A comprehensive list of links to virtual newspapers and news sites around the world. It is maintained by the Electronic Information Resources staff of the Walter Clinton Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Be sure to use the geographic links or browse by title.

U.S. Cost-of-Living Comparisons

Use an interactive cost-of-living comparison calculator to understand the effects of relocation on your dollar’s buying power.

Currency Converter

Find today’s rates for over 164 countries. This site includes historical tables, too.

Fast Area Code Look-Up

Need an area code for a city? Have an area code you don’t recognize? This fast source helps with both.

US Postal Service Zip Code Directory

This site contains zip+4 codes for the United States. You can look up associated zip codes, and even file a change of address online.

Xcel Engery – Colorado’s Public Service Company

Qwest – Telephone and DSL

Comcast – Cable TV and High Speed Internet

DIRECTV – Satilite TV


Your Home and Taxes

Internal Revenue Service

The information provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will help you with all of your tax questions. This site provides homeowners what expenses they can and cannot deduct. Residential Rental Property (Publ 527) helps you with dilemmas by discusses rental income and expenses, and explains how to report them on your return. Moving Expenses (Publ 521) explains the deduction of certain expenses of because you changed job locations or started a new job do to a move. Selling Your Home (Publ 523) explains the tax rules that apply when you sell your main home. Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners (Publ 530) provides tax information for first-time homeowners including how you treat items such as settlement and closing costs, real estate taxes, home mortgage interest, and repairs. Files will be viewed as downloadable PDF files.

Tax Guide

Year around tax guide: Current articles on the latest tax news along with calculators and advice.

1031 Exchanges

Exchanging can sometimes involve complicated legal and tax issues. And, the failure to comply with applicable Like-Kind Exchange Regulations can jeopardize the potential tax deferred status of your transaction.


Home Improvements

Hiring a Contractor

Your home is your most valuable financial asset. That’s why it’s important to be cautious when you hire someone to work on it. Finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project.

Better Homes and Gardens®

Whether you’re fixing a clogged drain, building a deck, wiring that new addition, or adding landscape to your yard–we’ve got the site for you. Search from more than 1,000 home improvement tips that can save you time and money.

Kitchen & Bath Consumer Resources

Excellent online resource from the National Kitchen and Bath Association includes helpful planning checklists, a guide to understanding the remodeling process, and tips from the pros.

Toiletology 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about….you guessed it, your toilet! Stop by this unique site and you will probably discover some things you never knew you needed to know about saving money and water.

Hometime

Hometime is the source for information on home improvement, remodeling, and home repair. Our website is divided into four main categories: Projects, Information, TV, and Store.

Home Improvement Tools

Whether you’re planning an addition for a growing family or simply getting new storm windows, finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project.

Popular Remodeling Projects: Cost vs. Value

Updating and remodeling kitchens and baths will add the most value to your home. In some instances, these projects could possibly return more than 100% of the cost if the home is sold within a year. Here are the highlights from Remodeling Magazine’s special report.

The Old House Web Guide

This site has expert advise on several home owner projects. It will even help you find a contractor in your area. It has an online magazine you can sign-up for and receive at no charge.

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