Your international move from the US

Your international move from the US

Moving is stressful (mandatory industry statement)  but moving to another country from the U.S. brings the stress scale to a solid 11. Specific information is better provided by the state department or your transition team if you’re relocating for a job.  Here are the broad ideas and considerations.

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“Starter Home” vs “A Forever Home” for home buyers

“Starter Home” vs “A Forever Home” for home buyers

“Starter Home” vs “A Forever Home”  Tips to help you buy your first home 
There are so many emotions that come with purchasing a new home. From excitement, to fear, to feeling anxious and finally once it is all said and done, the feeling of relief! Overall, buying a new home can be a stressful and daunting process even for those buyers who have purchased homes in the past. At times, it may feel like a roller coaster, but it gets even deeper for first-time home buyers. From learning the home buying process, to establishing financing and finally deciding what type of home suits their budget and family needs, can be quite an overwhelming experience. Hiring the right agent, that specializes in working with first-time home buyers is essential. The top priority of an exceptional real estate professional is to put you at ease and take the time needed to guide you through the home- buying process. 

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Moving to and Living in Mumbai India

Moving to and Living in Mumbai India

Mumbai is the capital of the state of Maharashtra and is India’s wealthiest and the world’s most densely populated city. The city inherited a rich British colonial past history however it is a modern city just like any other city in the world.  Mumbai is a peninsula with water on three sides. Marathi, Hindi and English are the main languages spoken and understood in the city.

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The 10 Most Important Things to Know When Moving to Switzerland

The 10 Most Important Things to Know When Moving to Switzerland

1. The three Swiss regions are very different The three parts of Switzerland are not at all alike – The French part of Switzerland (Suisse Romande) is nothing like the German part of Switzerland, while Ticino is also quite apart. If you’re moving to Suisse Romande,...

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Moving to Mexico , How does school in Mexico work?

Moving to Mexico , How does school in Mexico work?

The Mexican schooling system has had many challenges over the years including battles with the Catholic Church and the influences of socialism. Luckily, the quality of the schooling system has increased in recent years since being regulated by the SEP (Secretary of Public Education) and is now mandatory until 18 years of age in most urban areas. Much like other countries, the Mexican school system is divided into several age groups starting as early as 1 year old. Maternal (Daycare – ages 1 to 3), Pre-escolar (Preschool ages 3 to 5), Kinder (Kindergarten – ages 5&6), Primaria (Elementary – 1st through 6th grade), Secundaria (Middle School -7th through 9th grade), and Preparatoria (High school – 10th through 12th grade). 

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Best reasons to live in the Long Beach Island Region of the NJ Shore

Best reasons to live in the Long Beach Island Region of the NJ Shore

Operating the regional chamber of commerce office, many of our incoming calls start with “We were thinking of moving the shore, a close friend recommended we look in the LBI region”.  We cannot agree more with their friend, as an area of the shore that features bays, beaches and the beautiful Pinelands; we have the distinct pleasure of truly offering something in all budgets. Located with New York City 90 minutes to the north, Philadelphia about an hour to the west and Atlantic City a half hour to the south; our area gives plenty of options for those looking to commute, or stay engaged with major industry and entertainment hubs. 

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Storage options, Comparing containerized storage, self storage, and portable storage 

Storage options, Comparing containerized storage, self storage, and portable storage 

When you are moving and need to store your items, you have basically 3 chooses: Containerized storage, self storage, portable storage Containerized storage is usually only available when you hire a professional licensed mover. Your items are placed in huge containers, usually made of plywood, stackable and measure 7′ by 7′ by 5′, The furniture is blanket wrapped and remains blanket wrapped until it is delivered from storage. It is usually not climate controlled and is more accurately called climate conditioned.

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How to vote in NJ and other states, please vote!

How to vote in NJ and other states, please vote!

Main issues covering voting, plus the links and tools you need
Automatic registration: In New Jersey, you are automatically registered to vote if you have applied for a drivers license. A2014 was enacted in 2018.  Many other states do as well- check your state

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