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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 4:36:00 PM - Written by Frontdoor.com, Ryan Vaught

July 15, 2009

This blog is a continuation from Monday, July 13th's blog.  Check out Monday's blog for the first 5 tips.

Everyone knows if they have moved that moving is not only tedious but it can be quite pricey.  Especially if you are moving a good distance.  Here are some great tips I found from the website www.frontdoor.com on how you can help to cut moving costs.  Make sure to check back later this week for even more tips!

You're moving into a new home, your pockets probably feel pretty empty right now. You've just paid a down payment, closing costs and broker fees, so the last thing you want is an expensive move. Lucky for you, we've got tips to help you pack up and ship out on a budget.

6. Ask questions to unearth hidden moving costs.
Even legitimate movers might not spill all the costs unless you ask. To get an accurate picture of your total, ask if they'll charge for heavy items, repacking, stairs or waiting.

7. Get portable storage and delivery.
Companies like PODS and 1-800-PACKRAT will deliver a storage unit to your door. You'll save money packing it yourself, and they'll pick it up and deliver it to your new digs.

8. Rent a truck for a totally DIY move.
Renting a truck and doing it yourself is the most cost-effective way to move. Enlist your friends and family for packing, and read the fine print for mileage allowances and fuel surcharges.

9. Get moving insurance.
Even the best movers have one potential pitfall: They're human. If you do wind up with a lost or damaged item, you'll likely need more than the measly 60-cent-per-pound coverage that comes free to replace it.

10. Deduct your moving expenses from your taxes.
Don't forget to save those receipts -- you can also save money after the big move! If you relocated for a new full-time job at least 50 miles away from your previous home, you can deduct the cost of packing, transporting or storing your household goods from next year's tax return.

Take a look at my market report for today!
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Currently Ryan has about 30+ listings in inventory, and has sold 23 homes in 2009. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Chico area real estate.

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Today's new Chico Listings:

805 OAK LAWN AVE, Chico, CA $123,750.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1949   1350 Sq. Ft.
  Located in nice neighborhood near the University. Will need some work, but price accordingly. May not be lendable. Sold "as is" with no repairs.

More information on 805 oak lawn ave
1725 ELM ST, Chico, CA $179,000.00
  Residential 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Built in 1984   1057 Sq. Ft.
  Very clean starter home with spacious backyard, side yard, alley access and detached garage. Mature landscaping, well located & clean! Heating/air only 6 years old, roof 3 ye...

More information on 1725 elm st
674 EL VERANO WAY, CHICO, CA $207,800.00
  Residential 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1964   0.21 Acres  1322 Sq. Ft.
  Established neighborhood, tree lined street, property features larger lot size, detached shed, seller will include an updated interior. Converted single car garage, all city s...

More information on 674 el verano way
29 PARKHURST ST, CHICO, CA $229,500.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1972   1305 Sq. Ft.
  Well kept 3 bed, 2 bath home. Open floor plan with lots of light in kitchen, bath remodel in last 2 years. Pergo style flooring, new carpet in 2 bedrooms and fresh paint in se...

More information on 29 parkhurst st
1421 MARTIN ST, Chico, CA $235,000.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 2009   1118 Sq. Ft.
  Brand New - construction almost complete, very charming house with craftsman details and many "green" upgrades: SOLAR hot water, upgraded insulation, upgraded windows... Also ...

More information on 1421 martin st
1059 LA MESA DR, Chico, CA $240,000.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Built in 1963   0.21 Acres  1152 Sq. Ft.
  Huge & Beautiful yard, this home is ideally located on a quiet cul de sac close to schools & shopping. Garage has been converted into bonus room with heat and air, but could e...

More information on 1059 la mesa dr
1564 HAWTHORNE AVE, Chico, CA $244,500.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1956   0.22 Acres  1294 Sq. Ft.
  Great location near new Verbena Park, In Motion Fitness, etc. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen w/cherry cabinets and stainless sink, newer A/C, corner fireplace, covered patio...

More information on 1564 hawthorne ave
1617 E LASSEN AVE, Chico, CA $249,000.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1991   0.19 Acres  1393 Sq. Ft.
  Don't miss this great buy! Nice home with newer pool (fenced), on large lot w/raised planter beds & potential for RV. Spacious rooms with arched doorways, 2" wood blinds, vaul...

More information on 1617 E Lassen Ave
729 SKYWAY AVE, Chico, CA $269,900.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1961   0.48 Acres  1796 Sq. Ft.
  This is a wonderful home in a great rural area, only minutes away from shopping & schools! Many recent upgrades include new kitchen counters, appliances, flooring & paint, bot...

More information on 729 skyway ave
2 MORNING ROSE WAY, Chico, CA $279,900.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 2006   0.13 Acres  1600 Sq. Ft.
  Unbelievable opportunity to move into a fully furnished barely lived in home!Everything you see stays including 2 plasma TV's.Tile floors, marble fireplace, surround sound, ce...

More information on 2 morning rose way
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