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A Plan for a Seamless Move

August 25, 2023
Moving can be a stressful and hectic time, but preparing ahead of time can help your move go smoothly. Here are some tips on how you can get organized with your move. Do Your Research A lot of options are available when moving. Whether it’s doing a lot yourself, hiring a company to take care of everything, or something in between, you need to make a plan that works for your move and your budget. Get pricing for multiple options and make sure your dates line up with your needs. Declutter and Organize Think about your new space, what you need, and what you can get rid of. The more stuff you have, the more complicated your move will be. You can sell some items, but don’t be afraid to donate things that aren’t worth the time and hassle of selling. Gather Supplies and PackThe proper supplies can make all the difference. Ask friends, families, and neighbors for boxes, and order anything you don’t have. Tape, a box cutter, moving blankets, markers for labeling, bubble wrap, etc., are all important items to have on hand. Designate an area for the items that should be packed last and unpacked first. Think About LogisticsMake a list of all the little things that come with a move and an address change. Forward your mail with the post office and contact banks, businesses, and others who send you bills. Find out what you need to do to turn off, start or switch over utilities. Get organized before the move so you aren’t overwhelmed during and after. Prepare for the Big DayConfirm times and dates with movers, rental truck companies, or anyone assisting in the move. Provide kids and pets a safe place to hang out when people are in and out of the house. Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water before moving day. Unpack and Enjoy Your New HomeOnce everything is in your home, you can take a deep breath. Unpack the most important items, and then begin making your new house your home. With a little planning and a lot of flexibility, your move can be organized and successful. 
A Plan for a Seamless Move

Save Big Right Now: Lock in Your Dream Home at Just 5.99% Fixed Rate!

August 23, 2023
Buy Now for Huge Savings on Your New Home! We're offering lower cash-to-close and 5.99% Financing on Select Homes to close on or before October 31, 2023.Now is the time to lock in your savings on a new home. Visit your nearest Antares Homes Community or text/call us at 817-857-8354 for full details* and qualifying homes. LEARN MORELooking to buy a new home in the DFW Metroplex? Whether you are looking for an acre, a half acre or somewhere that offers a quick commute, we have communities across DFW that will fit your needs. Discover our move-in ready homes below.Available Homes*Offer valid for new contracts on select inventory homes that close on or before 10/31/23. 5.99% fixed rate cannot be combined with other offers. APR 6.788% based on available rates as of 8/22/23 with FICO score of 640, Sales Price of $450,000 and 3.5% down payment on a FHA 30 yr fixed term. All Financing and Rate incentives are based on FHA/VA/USDA loans and only valid for customers using Antares Homes preferred mortgage lender, S3 Home Loans NMLS # 2395795. Offer excludes Bond/Down Payment Assistance loans. Offer subject to credit approval, not all borrowers will qualify. Additional Closing Cost amounts, if any, are dependent on the structure of the loan buyer chooses and the responsibility of the buyer. Seller credit cannot exceed actual closing costs and any unused amounts that cannot be applied will be forfeited. This offer is subject to change or to be discontinued at any time without prior notice. Please contact your Antares Sales Counselor for further details.
Save Big Right Now: Lock in Your Dream Home at Just 5.99% Fixed Rate!

Discover Oak Hills in Burleson, TX!

August 22, 2023
Discover Burleson, Texas – an enchanting suburb just south of Fort Worth that boasts a friendly community, top-notch schools, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Whether you're a family or an individual, this charming town has all the ingredients for a perfect home!Learn MoreEducation is a priority in Burleson, with Oak Hills located in the esteemed Joshua ISD. With a remarkable student-teacher ratio of 15:1, Joshua ISD offers a well-rounded education, complete with a variety of extracurricular programs.Not only does Oak Hills provide access to excellent schools, but its proximity to Burleson also means a wealth of family-friendly activities. The Burleson Recreation Center stands as a favorite among residents, offering an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness classes, and sports leagues for all ages. For outdoor enthusiasts, Burleson boasts picturesque parks like Bailey Lake Park, featuring a fishing pier, walking trails, and picnic areas. Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex is perfect for baseball and softball enthusiasts, with playgrounds and a hike and bike trail.Golf lovers will find their haven at Hidden Creek Golf Course, boasting an invigorating 18-hole course and a picturesque clubhouse. And let's not forget about shopping – Burleson Town Center, a sprawling outdoor mall with a variety of major retailers and restaurants, is the go-to destination for retail therapy.Burleson thrives on community events, with the annual Fourth of July parade and holiday lighting ceremony being highlights. Concerts, festivals, and art shows fill the calendar throughout the year, ensuring there's never a dull moment.Burleson, Texas is a remarkable place to call home, offering excellent schools, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and breathtaking outdoor spaces. No matter your stage of life, from young families to retirees, Burleson has something to offer. Start your new chapter in this wonderful community today!
Discover Oak Hills in Burleson, TX!

Organizing the Tech in Your Home

August 16, 2023
Do you have an old iPhone, phone box, or drawer of cords somewhere in your home? It seems that most of us do. New gadgets, tech, and accessories are constantly making their way into our living spaces, but it can be difficult to know how to organize them and when to part with them. Especially with technology, we often struggle with thinking we might need something in the future, but we rarely use much of the old equipment stored away in closets, desks, and cabinets. So how do we get it under control?     1. Identify the things you use on a regular basis and the things you don’t. Before making any decisions, take an inventory of the things you use - the game systems the kids play, the cords that are actually used to charge a device, and the gadgets in regular rotation in your home. If you can match the technology you use with the accessories those things actually need, it will be easier to identify the things that can go.     2. Declutter anything that isn’t actively used.Do your research. Some things can be sold and others donated. Make sure you properly remove any personal information before getting rid of the item. If you can’t determine what a cord or power cable belongs to, get rid of it.     3. Label Cables and Chargers. Use a label maker or labeled sandwich bags to keep things organized. If you don’t know how to label it, don’t keep it!     4. Designate a home for each item. Whether it’s an entertainment cabinet, a desk, or on a kitchen cabinet, determine the best place to use and store each item. If it doesn’t have a home, think about how it’s most used. If it isn’t often used, let it go.     5. Consistently Re-evaluate Next time you get a new piece of technology, resist throwing the old version in a drawer. Consider whether it’s worth storing and make a habit of getting rid of things you don’t need. If you follow a few simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your tech items organized and under control. 
Organizing the Tech in Your Home
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