tenant rights

5 Signs Your Landlord Is Breaking the Law

Knowing the tenant rights is the best way to protect yourself from a landlord who does not adhere to the law. There are some complexities because the landlord-tenant laws are not same in every state. However, some warning signs are easy to pick up. You should find another place if the property owner does any of these following things: Read More →

homeownership costs

The Unexpected Costs of Homeownership No One Thinks of

A new homeowner might have thought that the financial burden will be over after paying for the mortgage and property tax. The truth is the spending just begins with the homeownership. Most people can’t imagine that the hidden costs including the expenses of maintenance and repair can exceed or equal to the mortgage payments. Let’s find out the outlays that you can’t keep out of your home budget: Read More →

car free communities

Get Rid of Cars in These 5 USA Communities!

Have you ever craved for living in a place without cars? It seems quite unlikely in this modern world, but there are some communities in the United States where people live without the honking horns and the annoying noise of motor engines. Let’s find out some spots around the USA where you don’t have to deal with the traffic and parking. Read More →

mover company

The Key Factors in Choosing a Moving Company

Unless you have been living in the same house throughout your life, you have experience of dealing with a moving company. It’s your only option when you need to move from one living place to another or shifting your office. How was your experience? Was it good? Most people complain about the moving company for being either unprofessional or expensive. It’s not actually surprising given that it’s a daunting task to select a good mover from so many options. Read More →

popular lgb neighborhoods

The Neighborhoods Waving the Rainbow Flag High

With the growing rate of acceptance towards the LGBTQ community and the execution of the Marriage Equality Act in more and more states have encouraged many people belonged to sexual minority groups to come forward live openly. Trulia and OkCupid have jointly conducted a study to find out the popular neighborhoods for the LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) people. Read More →

contigency

The Contingencies that You Must Keep

Buyers have to go the extra mile if the market is hot. An all cash offer creates the best chance to convince the seller, but only a few can afford it. There are many ways to talk the other party into the deal and waiving contingencies is one of them. Read More →

renter costs

The Renter Costs You Need to be Aware of

Renting an apartment gives you relief from the burden of spending thousands of dollars for a down payment. But, it can still create a financial burden depending on the location and personal status, say if you have a pet. Nevertheless, there are some extra fees that can drain your pocket if you are not aware. Read More →

closing costs

What are the Closing Costs for Buyers and Sellers?

Both the buyer and seller pay the closing costs. The local real estate laws determine some certain fees and a few others can be negotiated, but most of the fees are fixed everywhere. You have to pay the more line-item expenses if you are the buyer while the seller pays the commission. It’s not hard to ballpark the total cost before the closing and find out how much both the parties have to pay individually. Read More →

property manager

5 Steps to Follow to Find a Capable Property Manager

It’s not rare for the landlords to manage their own properties. Nevertheless, many people don’t want to handle this matter either because they don’t have the time or don’t know how to deal with the tenants. However, finding someone else for managing a property is not an easy task since dependability and trustworthiness are the two key points that work in the relationship between a homeowner and property manager. Here are six tips to find a capable agency or individual that will act to the benefit of the landlord. Read More →

starter home

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Starter Home

Purchasing a starter home was very common in the Baby Boomer generation. Most of them followed the traditional path of getting married, settling in a small, modest dwelling, extending families, and then moving into a bigger, permanent home. Many Millennials are also up for following this tradition since a majority of them are financially stable. Read More →