Homeowners Benefit from Money-Saving Moving Tips at GuideToRealty.com

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More than 39 million Americans moved to a new residence last year, and many were victims of moving company fraud. GuideToRealty.com offers tips to people searching for reputable movers and other money-saving tips before and during home relocations.

Among the more than 39 million Americans that changed their addresses last year, many were victims of moving company fraud. Selecting a reputable mover is one of the free, money-saving topics provided by GuideToRealty.com, the online consumer resource for real estate buyers and sellers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration identifies rogue movers as companies that deliberately give low estimates and, once a homeowner's possessions are in their truck, raise their rates and threaten to hold the goods until the homeowner pays up. The GuideToRealty.com Moving Guide (http://www.guidetorealty.com) offers key advice in finding a reputable mover as well as moving tips, pre-moving day checklists and cost-cutting shortcuts.

"Moving is a costly proposition, but there are many ways homeowners can reduce their exposure to fraudulent movers and outrageous pricing," says GuideToRealty.com vice president John Spottiswood. "Be sure your mover is licensed, insured and is a member of the American Moving and Storage Association. Whether you're relocating locally or across country, GuideToRealty.com can help before, during and after the move."

In addition to helping consumers find the right moving company, The Moving Guide provides a comprehensive listing of hidden costs during relocation, including packing materials, cleaning supplies, storage costs, food and lodging. Other helpful tips for moving can be found in unexpected places. Spottiswood points to a GuideToLenders.com article that helps homeowners identify travel, household packing and vehicle relocation costs as homeowner tax deductions (http://www.guidetolenders.com/calculators/article-new-top10deductions.jsp).

Even if a person is not moving, GuideToRealty.com (http://www.guidetorealty.com) offers prudent advice on home valuation analysis, hidden costs of home ownership and financing guides. Homeowners can gather invaluable information about demographics and the real estate marketplace. The online loan calculator and real estate agent profiles put homeowners in a strategic position when considering buying or selling a home.

GuideToRealty.com is a rapidly growing online consumer resource for buyers and sellers of real estate. The site features details of real estate agents and local market and demographic information in more than 2,500 cities nationwide. The aim of GuideToRealty.com is to become the number one consumer resource for the real estate market.

Interested real estate agents should visit the "contact us" section of GuideToRealty.com to begin benefiting from the QuinStreet, Inc. network. QuinStreet is one of the largest providers of qualified online leads in the world. Clients in a variety of industry sectors consistently rate QuinStreet as the high quality/low cost leader in Internet marketing.

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