3 Reasons to Move to a New Place When You’re Young

February 01, 2017
Moving to a new place when you're young should be required for every twenty-something in the United States. A college education is a key marker of the likelihood of these young adults to move to a new community, as three-quarters of college grads have changed communities at least once. Just over half of those with only a high school education have done so, and college grads are also more likely to live in multiple states. Depending on the location you're thinking about moving to, you can work

White House moving day: Behind the 5-hour flip between the Obamas and Trumps

January 20, 2017
Great article on Today.com: The sprint begins the moment President Obama leaves the White House Friday morning with his family to head to the inauguration of his successor. That's when the clock starts at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for 95 staff members, who have roughly five hours to flip the White House for its new residents. Furniture gets swapped, walls repainted and artwork replaced, all in accordance with the wishes of the incoming first family. "They literally move all your stuff o

Merry Moving Season! Best Tips for a Successful Winter Move

December 15, 2016
Moving in the winter wasn't really the plan, but hey, sometimes plans change. The house you coveted in Loudoun County finally went on the market; it's just so perfect. Or, the nice young couple from Fairfax had their realtor call your realtor, and the family home sold much faster than expected; you're excited to downsize. So you better start packing. It's winter time, and time to move. Moving in the winter has advantages and disadvantages: potential savings, snow. Home prices are lower, bu

Will the Election of Donald Trump Affect Washington DC Real Estate Market?

December 06, 2016
It’s been four weeks, almost a month since the election of Donald J. Trump, and in 44 days he will be sworn in as President of the United States. Some say this is unprecedented, but this presidential transition of power is one Washington knows well. One family moves out; another family moves in. And with each, the thousands (3000 to be specific) move out, and in. That’s not even to mention Congress and the moving and shaking that happens outside the executive branch. Where it’ll stop, n

Moving to Arlington, VA? Here is a new resident checklist

October 13, 2016
Arlington, Virginia has become one of the top places to live in the country. There is a vibrant cultural scene with some of the best restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses to work for in the country. Easy commutes to Washington, D.C. have made this a great area to call home. Use this checklist to get all of your ducks in a row. Virginia Vehicle Registration If you are moving to Arlington from another state, then you will need to register your vehicle with the Virginia Department of Motor Veh

4 Tips to Consider When Moving to a New State

August 04, 2016
Relocating to a new state offers the opportunity to start fresh and experience a life you may not have otherwise planned. But, like anything new, moving can present its own unique challenges, from organizing what to bring and discard, to deciding where to enroll the kids in school, to ensuring everyone remains happy and positive. Truly, the devil is in the details. But because deciding where to move is the easy part, it's wise to cobble together a moving checklist to ensure you're not exclud

Moving? Going on Vacation? How to Protect Your Vacant Home…

May 10, 2016
Whether you just sold your home in Gainesville, VA or are just going on vacation, protecting your home when you are not there is a top priority. A vacant house has an increased risk of burglary and all kinds of terrible things can happen when you leave your house empty and uninhabited.  Damage to your empty house is the last thing you need to deal with while vacationing or moving. Fortunately, keeping your vacant home protect is relatively simple. Follow these easy steps and keep the worri

Trust Us: These Are Things You’ve Got to Know About Moving in Northern VA

February 26, 2016
Change is a constant and you can either embrace it or resist it. One of the most potentially stressful examples of change is a big move -- the kind of move with floor to ceiling box stacks and multiple rooms filled with a lifetime of stuff.  If you're an owner of a larger home or a spacious condo, the stress can be alarmingly elevated. A large family with many children is a task made even more daunting. No matter your situation, the size of your household, or even your budget, companies from lo

The Holidays Are Stressful. Moving During the Holidays? A Little Less So With a Little Help from Craig Van Lines

December 30, 2015
If you thought the holiday season was stressful... Can you imagine moving during the holidays? That's exactly what one northern Virginia family did this month, with a little help from the residential moving experts at Craig Van Lines. When their house sold faster — about three months faster! — than they expected, this Bristow-based clan needed to pack and get their belongings into storage in a hurry. How exactly would it be possible to wrangle the schedules of two busy teenagers, holida

Packing Yourself May Save You A Little Money, But Hiring a Professional Northern Virginia Mover Will Save You More than a Little Stress

November 10, 2015
Many families planning a move in northern Virginia often wonder: Should we pack our belongings ourselves and save money, or should we hire a professional for the task? Packing yourself may save you money… But it may also put your possessions at greater risk of damage during your move, while professional movers have the expertise and material to best protect your possessions. That, and truly, your time is valuable; why spend hours upon hours meticulously and carefully packing all of your item