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  • Do not underestimate the value of a rental tour

    By Gwen Blouin · March 29 2013 · Domestic Relocation,Finance & Credit

    Even with improvement in the real estate market, more and more transferring employees are opting to rent in the new location. If not permanently, many will rent for six months to a year before jumping back into the buying pool. With the sharp decline in housing values, many relocating homeowners who sell their departure residence…

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  • And now for something not Relo! How old is the BLOG?

    By Paula Sjostedt · March 29 2013 · Uncategorized

    On July 14, 2007 a Wall Street Journal headline reads “It’s been 10 years since the blog was born,” But are blogs really a new concept? Your generation – My generation did not invent the blog. Ask your parents or grandparents to “get off the soapbox”, after they lecture you about respect, read on. Per Wikipedia…

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  • Mobility Services International (MSI) Ranks in the Top Ten of Global Relocation Companies for Customer Satisfaction

    By Admin · March 20 2013 · news

    Hampton, NH (March 20, 2013): Mobility Services International (MSI), the leading independent provider of global talent mobility solutions, has again earned a spot in the top ten of HRO Today Magazine’s ” Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Relocation.”

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  • Mobility Services International (MSI) is shortlisted for Relocation Service Provider or Team of the Year for the Re:locate Awards 2012/13

    By Admin · March 20 2013 · news

    Hampton, NH (March 20, 2013): Mobility Services International (MSI), the leading independent provider of global talent mobility solutions, has been shortlisted for Relocation Service Provider or Team of the Year for the Re:locate Awards 2012/13

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  • Champagne to Rum!

    By Jaya Parmar · March 18 2013 · Domestic Relocation,Global Mobility Management

    How is inflation calculated? Well, every year the basket of goods containing all the produce and services that is typically bought is determined.  The most significant measures of inflation are the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and the Retail Prices Index (RPI).  Each looks at the prices of hundreds of things we commonly spend money on,…

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  • Relocation Budgets; who’s getting “squeezed”

    By Admin · March 11 2013 · Uncategorized

    You are relocating for your company and you have been given a “budget” to pay the costs of the services necessary for your move. This is not a Lump Sum cash payment to you; rather it is an amount from which the costs of the actual services authorized and utilized are deducted. Instantly your relocation…

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  • 2013 Worldwide ERC® APAC Summit in Shanghai

    By Admin · March 6 2013 · news

    Mobility Services International (MSI) is delighted to announce its attendance as a major sponsor at the Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC in Shanghai (19th- 20th March 2013). Worldwide ERC® is the premier global professional membership association for workforce mobility professionals involved in international employee transfer.

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  • Establishing “Roots” in the New Location

    By Kyndel Sokol · March 6 2013 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    Taking a job which requires an assignment to a new country will obviously have a great impact on an employee’s personal and professional life. Most companies now provide transferees with relocation services to assist them with the logistics of moving, but they should also consider the more personal aspects of relocating. Unfortunately, in many cases…

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  • Hong Kong Property Market – Current Trends

    By Anne Ho · March 3 2013 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    Hong Kong is known for being one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in due to high residential property prices. According to The Centaline Property Agency, property prices have risen 20 per cent since the start of 2013. This increase in rents is putting housing out of reach for a sizable…

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