- Don't do it if you're uneasy living in someone else's home -- or trusting them to live in yours.
- Don't expect a palace in Paris if you're trading a modest small-town home. But with time, you'll find the right fit.
- Get to know the swap family. Talk by phone or email, and exchange photos and information.
- It's easy to arrange swaps through several agencies like Intervac or HomeLink. For more agencies, just Google for "house swapping"
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