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  • Weather Advice for Newcomers in St. Paul, MN

    Weather Advice for Newcomers in St. Paul, MN

    You’ve heard that the weather in Saint Paul, MN, can be wild and unpredictable – and you wouldn’t be wrong. So how exactly are you supposed to be prepared? This Midwestern state is known...

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  • Moving to St. Paul, MN

    Moving to St. Paul, MN

    When people think about living in St. Paul, MN, they may find themselves thinking about that Twin Cities skyline. But when you envision this Midwest city, do you have a grasp on all that is has to...

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  • The Cost of Living in St. Paul, MN

    The Cost of Living in St. Paul, MN

    The quickly-growing city of St. Paul, MN, is known for a few things: being the home of Minnesota’s government, intensely cold winters, and a fascinating Prohibition-Era history of being a hotspot...

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  • Getting Your Garden Winter-Ready

    Getting Your Garden Winter-Ready

    Gardeners (and wanna-be gardeners!) of the world, take heart: moving into a new home in the cooler fall months doesn’t mean you’ve missed out on all the planting fun. There’s plenty to be done to...

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  • Starting a Garden in Your New Home

    Starting a Garden in Your New Home

    Bedroom assembled, check! Kitchen setup, done! Now for those of you with a green thumb (or aspiring to have one), a home just isn’t a home without a garden. Starting a new vegetable garden from...

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  • 8 Countries That Will Pay You to Move There

    8 Countries That Will Pay You to Move There

    Moving overseas can sound like an expensive proposition – applying for visas, shipping all of your furniture, and so on – but what if the country or city paid you to move there? Believe it or not,...

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  • Thanksgiving in Your New Home

    Thanksgiving in Your New Home

    For many people, Thanksgiving is something to look forward to all year long! The family meal, the football, the endless servings of pie… So if you find yourself moving during the holiday season,...

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  • How to Find Your Favorite Local Coffee Shop in a New City

    How to Find Your Favorite Local Coffee Shop in a New City

    Landing in a new city, you quickly realize that there’s something essential missing: all of your favorite spots, including that coffee shop a few blocks away, where the barista makes your favorite...

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  • How to Get Insurance for Your New Home

    How to Get Insurance for Your New Home

    “You bought a home? Congratulations! Now here are even more stacks of paperwork!” You have a lot of new responsibilities with your new home, including choosing and buying homeowners’ insurance....

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  • How to Convince Your Boss to Transfer You Overseas

    How to Convince Your Boss to Transfer You Overseas

    You work for a great company that has offices in the United States and overseas. While you don’t want to leave your job, you would love the chance to move overseas and continue your work there....

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  • The Benefits of Moving to an Expensive City

    The Benefits of Moving to an Expensive City

    When choosing your new hometown, the cost of living is probably something you’ve considered. What is rent like? How expensive is city transportation? Are restaurant prices on par with the national...

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  • How to Land a Job in a New City

    How to Land a Job in a New City

    Landing a job in a new city can be tricky, especially if that new city is across the country and completely unfamiliar. You don’t have the same professional connections, you don’t have the inside...

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  • Why Getting a Gym Membership Should be a Priority After a Move

    Why Getting a Gym Membership Should be a Priority After a Move

    Moving to a new city can be a stressful and intense experience. Once it’s over, you’ll want to treat your body to some nice, productive therapy — also known as working out! Working out is a great...

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  • Learning a New Language After Moving Abroad

    Learning a New Language After Moving Abroad

    Learning a new language after moving abroad can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting out in a new country. It’s also one of the most crucial aspects of succeeding in your new...

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  • The Pros and Cons of Moving to a House with a Pool

    The Pros and Cons of Moving to a House with a Pool

    If hot, sunny summers are right up your alley, you may have considered moving into a house with a pool. There’s nothing quite like lounging by your own cool waters with friends and family, serving...

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  • What You Need to Know Before Moving to Lincoln, Nebraska

    What You Need to Know Before Moving to Lincoln, Nebraska

    Thinking about moving to Lincoln, Nebraska? Then make sure you add a line in your moving checklist about finding out as much about the city as possible before you move. The more you know, the...

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  • The Best Neighborhoods in Lincoln, NE Based on Data

    The Best Neighborhoods in Lincoln, NE Based on Data

    If you’re considering moving to Lincoln, NE but aren’t sure which neighborhood is best for you, it’s important to do some research before settling down. To help you in your journey, we’ve surveyed...

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  • 5 Interesting Facts About Lincoln, Nebraska

    5 Interesting Facts About Lincoln, Nebraska

    The folks of Lincoln, NE, are tired of being compared to their next-door neighbor Omaha. This city has a lot to offer and with such a friendly, small-town congeniality, Lincolnites will happily...

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  • The Cost of Living in Lincoln, NE

    The Cost of Living in Lincoln, NE

    Fun fact: in 2013, a Gallup poll determined that people living in Lincoln, Nebraska, were THE happiest and healthiest people in the whole darn country. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Moving...

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  • The Best Moving Music For Every Mood

    The Best Moving Music For Every Mood

    Even when you’re 100% sure that you want to move and you’ve hired the best moving service, moving can still come along with lots of different emotions. You may be excited to meet new people, but...

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