July 7th, 2011 - 10:16 AM
Finding a good realtor is more important than you think!
As the housing and real estate market continues to get more competitive, one the most important steps you'll need to take when selling or buying a home is finding a good realtor. A 'good' realtor will be able to help guide you through the difficult and sometimes tedious real estate world while keeping your best interest in mind.
June 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 PM
Buying your first house— what to expect
Purchasing a home can be a very exciting time in your life; it can also be a little nerve-racking! Whether you're just beginning to search for a home or have been renting one for years, there are a few things to consider when buying your first house.
First things first: be patient. Buying your first house takes time, and you likely won't find your dream house overnight. Some buyers have even compared the search to trying to find a needle in a haystack! Just remember that there are lots of options out there, and you'll find the perfect home for you when the time is right.
June 20th, 2011 - 3:31 PM
Are You PCSing? U-Pack Can Help!
It's no secret that military life can sometimes mean lots of moving around, jumping from base to base. If you're not up on the latest lingo, there are lots of terms to describe the many transitions military service members endure (think back to U-Pack's popular DITY move blog post). This round, we're going to discuss one of the more interesting phrases regarding military moves: PCSing.
June 16th, 2011 - 3:56 PM
Leanna Deleon has been a U-Pack analyst since 2006. As a police wife and personal firearm owner, Leanna really knows her stuff when it comes to safely handling weapons and ammunition (and moving)!
What NOT to Move— Pressurized Tanks, Propane Tanks and Aerosol Cans
BOOOOOM! Yes, an explosion is a possibility if you don't do your moving "homework." Pressurized tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans are restricted for a reason.
June 13th, 2011 - 3:05 PM
Anybody who has ever moved probably knows how expensive the moving process can be. However, there are lots of ways to move and save— unfortunately, they're often overlooked! If you're moving on a budget, try these tactics to conserve cash:
June 8th, 2011 - 3:37 PM
U-Pack Contributes to JH U-Turn Sale For Charity
Students at Johns Hopkins University take advantage of a win-win situation by donating unwanted items for charity fundraising efforts during the JH U-Turn drive, an annual dorm room move-out sale benefitting local United Way organizations.
June 6th, 2011 - 3:24 PM
Permanent change of station— now what?
"Permanent change of station" is a term that applies to members of the military being relocated due to their job. Making a permanent change of station can apply to anything from moving within the same state, to being relocated to a base around the world.
May 31st, 2011 - 4:03 PM
Finding Moving Options That Work
I've been helping customers move with U-Pack for 6 years, and I can verify that moving is one of those life events that's different for everyone. That's why it's important to choose a moving company that offers moving options to fit your situation— keep the stress to an absolute minimum!
May 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 AM
U-Pack Announces 2010 Safe Moving Report
Each year, U-Pack Moving evaluates the total number of moves completed through their services to determine quality standards. U-Pack is releasing the 2010 claim ratio portion of their findings to remind consumers that options for moving safe are always available.
May 18th, 2011 - 1:29 PM
What Can I Get from Budget Truck Rental Coupons?
After many blog posts and discussions, I think it's safe to say we've established that moving isn't always easy. However, we've also discovered that there are lots of ways to make a move simpler and more affordable. You're probably thinking "what's more affordable than a Budget truck rental coupon?" Surprisingly, rental trucks aren't always the easiest way to move when it comes to your sanity or your wallet!