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If you’ve started planning a move, you are going to need expert advice from professional movers. United agents are some of the best in the business and have years of experience moving families - like yours - through every imaginable scenario.

If you can’t find the advice you are looking for, feel free to reach out to one of our local movers to ask questions. They are always happy to help guide you through the process.

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When selecting a moving company, it is your responsibility to evaluate a carrier’s reputation and compliance with federal regulations. It is important that you fully understand the terms of your move and are aware of the remedies available to you in the case that issues arise.
A move to a new home can be an exciting experience for children, if you employ careful planning from start to finish. Planning begins with informing them of the upcoming move. It also includes organizing the details of relocating, as well as getting acquainted with your new community.
You always discover opportunities for improvement when you move into a home, regardless of its age. Whether it was built in the 19th century or constructed in the last few months to your precise specs, no home is ever truly finished. Never has this been more true than it is today, when state-of-the-art developments in construction methods and home appliances are helping to make homes more energy efficient. Here are just a few suggested top energy efficient updates available that you can perform on your home.
Did you know that you may, under certain circumstances, deduct some moving expenses from your federal income tax return? United has summarized some of the ways you may be able to write off moving expenses.

An investment in home security deserves your time and careful attention. Not only is your family’s security at stake, but your wallet may need some protection as well. Unfortunately for the time-strapped mover, the research process has been complicated by all of the newest options in home security technology.

The interview process is one that should not be taken lightly. There are many types of moving companies to choose from and not every mover is not created equally.  Ask the right questions and you can avoid unnecessary charges, damages and scams.

With the shuffle of planning, packing and preparation demanding your full attention, a rogue mover can to earn your trust with low pricing and inflated promises of professionalism. These con artists use elusive, fly-by-night operations and tricky bait and switch tactics to scam would-be movers out of thousands of dollars every day.
When budgeting for an impending move, there is more to consider than money when evaluating cost. You’ll want to understand the true financial, physical and mental investments before making your final decision. After all, if you underestimate the cost of your time, health and emotions, your move could cost you a whole lot more than originally expected.

Home entertainment has evolved significantly over the past decade. Advances in internet technology have changed when, where and how we consume television. On-demand trends that emerged with wired services like Tivo have developed into expansive networks of streaming video feeds, offering personalized entertainment at a fraction of the cost of traditional services.

According to research, new jobs, promotions, transfers and retirement are significant precursors to moving events.  This means movers are more likely to acquire new cars, new houses and new routines. Fortunately for the savvy mover, safe cars, quiet neighborhoods and shorter commutes happen to qualify us for rate reductions.