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    Household Items that You Shouldn't Move on Your Own

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Moving can be stressful whether you’re moving across the city or down the coast. It’s a big job, and you’ll be glad you hired a moving company to help you with your belongings. Even if you are planning on moving some of your possessions by yourself, there are some items in your house that you shouldn’t attempt to move on your own. A piano is one of the most difficult items to move, and the instrument can get damaged if it is not handled properly. Art can also be tough to move, as frames can be heavy, have sharp corners, and be generally fragile. Modern electronics, such as plasma televisions and sound systems, may not be as bulky as older models, but they still need to be handled carefully so that they are in good shape when you reach your new home. 

    Let the experienced and professional movers at Men On The Move help you with your heaviest, most awkward items. We’ll get them to your new home safely and efficiently. Contact us at (888) 369-2561 to request a moving quote.

    Top Housing Trends to Look for in Winter 2014

    Last updated 3 months ago

    The real estate market has changed drastically in recent years, especially in light of tough economic times for many people. The good news is that most experts believe that the housing market is back on track and on the rise, which means that it’s a better time to buy or sell a home. Make sure you have a great moving company on your team when you’re relocating across town or across the state. Keep reading to learn more about some of the top housing trends you can expect this winter. 

    Adjustable-Rate Mortgages
    There are two major types of home mortgages: fixed-rate and adjustable-rate. Fixed-rate mortgages are usually seen as a less risky venture, as your payments will not fluctuate throughout the life of your loan. However, adjustable-rate mortgages are expected to rise in popularity in the coming months since mortgage rates have risen slightly from last year’s. If you need a larger mortgage in order to move into the home that you desire, an adjustable rate mortgage could be the right choice for you.

    Home Equity Loans
    During the housing boom, home equity loans became rather popular. However, during the recent market crash, lenders were far more wary to engage in home equity lending. Now that the housing crisis is over, home equity loans are becoming more appealing to both homeowners and lenders. Equity loans usually let homeowners borrow up to 80% of their home’s value.

    Urban Over Suburban
    Housing experts have found that there is less interest in developing suburban areas than there is in urban areas. People are looking to move to large and mid-size cities where there are still good deals to be had on housing. Young professionals are expected to continue to rent homes and apartments instead of buying, which can mean moving more often in some situations.

    Men On The Move is here to help you get to where you’re going, no matter what the current housing trends may be. We also offer storage facilities to help you during the moving process. Call us at (888) 369-2561 to learn more about our New York City moving company

    How Housing Trends Changed in 2013

    Last updated 4 months ago

    The real estate market has changed a lot over the last few years, and is thankfully back on the rise. Watch this video to hear what a few real estate experts have to say about how housing trends changed in 2013.

    Appreciation was the name of the real estate game in 2013, as home values rose following the crash. Real estate experts also saw an increase in available inventory, meaning that there were more homes for sale at what they were actually worth than in recent years. However, there are still a good number of homeowners underwater on their mortgages, which indicates that the market will continue to change until these people can actively participate.

    If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you’ll need a great moving company to get you into your new house. Men On The Move can handle local, long-distance, and international moves with professionalism and expertise. Call us at (888) 369-2561 or visit our website to find out more about how we can help you. 

    Upcoming Color Trends for Apartments

    Last updated 4 months ago

    If you’re moving to the New York City area for the first time or are just moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan, chances are you’ll have a chance to decorate your new NYC apartment however you like. Since you’ll be living in one of the most modern and trendy cities in the world, it’s important that your apartment décor lives up to the area’s high standards. You can still incorporate the belongings that your moving company brings to your new place while injecting a little bit of freshness into the space with fun colors. Keep reading to learn about the hottest color trends for apartments. 

    Purples
    Purple is a bold and vibrant color that can be unexpected when used in your home décor. A little bit of purple can go a long way, which is why you should be strategic about the shades and placement of this color in your apartment. Instead of having bright purple be a dominant color in your decorating scheme, you can use tastefully placed pops of color to add interest. You may also want to consider experimenting with different hues of purple, as dark purple can be a lovely, soothing color to use in bedrooms, while orchid can make your living room seem livelier.

    Blues
    This season, it’s good news if your interior decorating scheme gets the blues. Dark shades of blue, including navy, have been popping up on walls lately, and this trend is expected to continue. Blue is a calming color that can also be elegant when used appropriately in your apartment. You can use brighter colors, such as yellow or peach, to add cheeriness to your décor, or stick with tonal blues for a sleek, modern look.

    Neutrals
    Neutral colors will never go out of style, as they match with most everything and are quite versatile. If you’re moving into an apartment that has less space than you’re used to, neutrals are perfect for decorating in the minimalist style, which can help you make the most of your space.

    Color trends may come and go, but great service will always be in vogue. That’s why Men On The Move has been one of New York City’s top moving companies since our start in 1985. Call us at (888) 369-2561 to find out how we can help your next move go smoothly. 

    Top Real Estate Trends in 2014

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Real estate trends are constantly in flux. Keeping up with recent changes is the key to getting the best deal, whether you’re selling, buying, or renting. 2013 was a bounce-back year for the market after a long downturn. What are the trends in 2014, and what do they mean to you as you plan your next move? Here is what you need to know.

    Millennials Are Entering the Market

    The Millennial generation has finally made its debut in the real estate market, and their impact has been big. They’re moving to cities, but not the usual suspects. In fact, Minneapolis is one of the top 10 destinations for people in this age group. When they do move, unlike their parents, they tend to rent instead of buying houses.

    Multi-Family Apartment Buildings Are Losing Favor

    When the housing bubble burst and people lost their homes, families moved in droves to rental properties. To accommodate the surging demand, a large number of multi-family apartment buildings were constructed. Now that the housing market is recovering, many of these families are moving again, either into new homes that they own or into different kinds of rental housing. Additionally, even at peak demand, there may have been too many of these properties. This means that rent could be falling in these types of homes.

    Suburbanites Are Moving

    The exodus out of the cities and into the suburbs has ended. More and more people are moving to the cities from the suburbs for the amenities of urban living. Homes that are being built in the suburbs are focused on areas with easy city access or around communities that replicate urban lifestyles.

    No matter how the 2014 housing trends impact your move, Men on the Move is here to help you get the job done. Trust us with all of your moving needs, both large and small. Our self-storage units in Queens and Long Island offer the ideal place to stash things as you transition to your new place or when you’re downsizing. Find out how easy our movers can make the entire process by calling (888) 369-2561. 

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