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“Operation Relocation”

published 29/12/2007

ProA much nicer home

ContraThe stress and expense of moving

I was recently reading one of those lists that appear in the media from time to time rating the most stressful life events. This particular one listed moving house as the fifth most stressful thing a person can experience, behind the death of a child, death of a partner, death of a close family...

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Pro A New Carthartic exciting begining. Getting rid ...

Contra Expensive. Another of life's challenge.. (and t...

Moving house. It was inevitable one day. With a bi-polar husband 3 kids and 15 yrs later; we finally received 'that 'phone call that changes your life for ever.. We were moving. I knew we were only a number...a dot on the Borough Council's ever bursting increasing workload..and just about how...

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“Blood Sweat and Tears”

published 28/04/2005

ProNew life experiences and change of scenery brings ...

ContraCan cost a lot of money

Well I thought I would give you all interesting insight into what I have been doing over the past few days. Yes, I said DAYS not WEEKS! If you've ever lived in a rented property, you will know that whenever it comes to moving everything moves very quickly and the shock of it all can often be a...

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ProThe excitement of living somewhere new

ContraStress and packing - are they the same thing?

I have lived in five countries and have moved house nearly 20 times. In the last 15 years, I've only hired a removals firm once; the rest of the time I've done it myself with the help of a few friends. While it is very stressful, I've come up with a few ways to cut down on the hassle - and I'd...

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“Our own little home at last”

published 10/12/2003

ProGetting a new house

Contramoving

10 years ago, I had everything, if it did not have a label on then it did not come through the front door, both my husband and I were in professional jobs and was earning around £45,000 a year. If we wanted money we got it out of the bank, everything was paid on time, not even a blip on our...

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“HELP”

published 13/08/2001

Proyou can move on to a bigger, better, quieter house...

Contrait is very very stressful and lots of hard work

They sure got it right when they said that moving house is in the top 5 of most stressful things in life! I am not just talking about the selling/buying of a house, but all the packing and unpacking that goes with it! Having moved 20 plus times in my relatively short life, I feel fairly well...

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“Plan for all eventualities”

published 13/08/2001

ProPlanning is key to a smooth move

ContraMurphy's law states that something is bound to go ...

Having moved twice in the last two years I feel that I can give some fairly good advice on moving. There are many stressful things throughout life; driving test, dental appointment, marriage etc. However the most stressful for me is Moving. I make the assumption at this point that you have signed...

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“Big Strong Alex”

published 17/09/2002

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Well I am not going to call myself an expert in moving but after 5 moves within 3 years I can surely dig out few tips for you. The secret of a successful move is organisation. Mind you sometimes things are left out but making a list of what to do or not to do will help a lot. Whatever the size of...

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“Cheeky's Big Tips”

published 20/10/2001

ProSaves time, hassle and money.

ContraNone

Having recently moved again after saying I NEVER ever would I thought I would dredge this old opinion back up for anyone else who may be doing the same thing as a lot seem to be. What is it they say about moving home being one of the most stressful times of your life? Last time I moved I decided...

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Excellent

ProFun and profitable

ContraNo turning back once the hammer falls

Having now bought my second 'investment property' at Auction, I really must say what a tremendous way it is to make money. A large proportion of the houses that come up at Auction are mortgage repossessions or probate sales where the 'owners' simply want to get as much cash as they can as quickly...

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ProCan get you a mortgage

ContraCharge ridiculous fees

If you need to move house because of relocation etc, and have a really bad credit rating, then the chances are that at some point you'll turn to an Independant Mortgage Broker to try and find a lender that will give you the money you need, but beware! When we contacted our broker, they were...

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Super

ProFresh start in pastures new.

ContraHaving to pack.

It’s said that the three most stressful things in a persons life are getting married, getting divorced and moving house. Well, I’ve gone through the strain of planning a wedding ceremony, the wife lost her voice on the day – but has been making up for it ever since. Divorce, nope not done that...

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ProYou get to move to a new place

ContraCostly, stressful

It may come as a surprise to some of you that I am currently thinking of selling up and moving on – I only moved into my perfect home 8 months ago but I’m already getting itchy feet! It’s a long story that I wont bore you with but I have been very fortunate to have made a bit of a profit this...

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ProIts new and its mine (well the banks anyway)

ContraHow long have you got

BUYING A NEW HOME Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to own a brand new house. Every time a development sprung up, I looked and prayed, but knew that really it wasn't my time. I recently discovered that new houses were being built near my current home so put my only recently acquired...

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Excellent

Prochoosing a new home can be great fun and rewarding

Contraa bad choice will make you unhappy

We tend to be dependent on our income, and probably our employment, when deciding where to live. For some of us it may not be realistic to choose a home that's a long way from where we work. We may choose to live close to family, friends or an area where we can pursue our favourite sporting...

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