Once you’ve finally bought your new East Bay home it is time to move in and for many people, this process is one of the most difficult thing to do. Here are a few tips to make the process easy and pleasant.

1. Preparing for the Movers

If you are planning on having professional movers there are still many things that you can do to streamline the packing and unpacking jobs. The first step is to start with the right materials and start as early as possible. If you are planning on moving a month from now you can begin packing items you know you won’t need in the next month. The garage and the storage areas are great places to start. Many of these areas might still have unopened boxes from the last time you moved.


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So what is going on with the housing market today? Many are confused as to the state of affairs. Buyers are wondering, "Have we hit rock bottom, is this the best time to buy?" Sellers are obviously not highly motivated because of the decline we have seen in recent years. So where do we stand now? After looking at the analysis it appears that there is some hope for a revitalized market. When looking at pocket areas such as the high end, Piedmont, and particularly Palo Alto right now with Facebook's IPO looming, activity is strong due to limited inventory and strong cash flow. Also bustling is the low end market $200,000 and under, with a plethora of 1st time and all cash buyers bidding it out. It's really the middle ground that needs some new energy and…

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