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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 22 moving tips & tricks that these quotes are not always guaranteed and also make sure the moving company is reliable. If time is a factor, then you may want to take it a step farther: How much time will it take to pack your things, load your things and drive it all to your new destination? Do you have additional help like friends, family, neighbors or co-workers that can lend a hand? Are there fragile or special items that will require special handling? Can you move these items yourself? If not, what will it cost to move them? Will you need to rent additional equipment/sup- plies/hired-hands to move larger items such as appliances? Hiring a Moving Company — Hiring a good mov- ing company is a lot harder than you might think. Once again you start by doing some research, most of which can be done right from your computer. Select at least 5 companies and interview them over the phone. Get familiar with moving terminology, such as binding and non-binding estimates. Most companies have websites that list their services, service history, destinations they are willing to move to, and roughly how much it will cost. This is a great place to get background information and to start compiling a list of potential companies. Also, most companies will list contact information, including e-mail addresses, allowing you to ask questions and be provided with a written response. Also ask around among friends, family and colleagues. On MovingScam you can check out articles, message boards with moving company problems, warnings, and other Q&A sections. Find out if any of the companies on your list have generated any BBB reports. Information you can get will usually contain any grievances fled and if the grievances were resolved successfully. It's rare that a company has zero unhappy customers; the key is to ensure that if there were complaints, that in the end, the customer was satisfed with the result. Go to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website and fnd out if your potential mover has a Department of Transporta- tion (DOT) number. This number ensures that the com- pany is registered with the Department of Transportation. According to FMCSA, watch for signs of rogue movers such as those not ofering an on-site inspection of your household goods before giving you an estimate; those demanding cash or a large deposit upfront; the ones with no local address; or if on moving day, a company who shows up in a rental truck rather than a company-owned and marked feet truck. Make note of anything suspicious. Above all, if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Move It Yourself — If you're moving locally, mov- ing yourself may make more sense and save you money. Self-moves tend to be fnancially smarter if you're moving a short distance, but there are some points to remember Broker Cooperation Welcome. ©2016 KB Home (KBH). Plans, pricing, financing, terms, availability and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. Photos may depict upgraded landscaping/options and display decorator items/furnishings not available for purchase, and may not represent lowest-priced homes. Photo does not depict racial preference. See sales counselor for details. RAL-62301 The Meadows in Wake Forest Basement homes from the high $200s • 2,536–4,087 sq. ft. • 3–6 bdrms., 2–4 baths • spacious homesites • highly desirable Wake County Schools 1329 Barnford Mill Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 Take Capital Blvd./US-1 North toward Wake Forest. Turn right on Harris Rd. and left on Main St. to community .25 mi. on the left. (919) 246-4242 BE ROOMY A basement will give you more space to stretch out. Basements are a great feature of KB Home's innovative new-home designs. Enjoy one big open space that offers you the most fexible living you'll fnd.

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