Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

If you’ve thought about renovating a part of your home, figuring out where to start can be a difficult decision. After all, a lot of home renovations can be expensive, and you want to make sure you’re investing your money in the right parts of your home. Not only do you want to renovate a […]

For many college students moving out on their own, living in a dorm room isn’t their first choice. And depending on the school and the area, dormitory rent can sometimes be higher than traditional rental housing. But as a college student with little to no reliable income, finding affordable off-campus housing can still be stressful, […]

If you’re about to buy a home, like many other homebuyers, you may be considering a fixer-upper. These types of homes need a lot of work, but they are also priced accordingly. There are a lot of advantages to buying a fixer-upper. Not only can you customize the home to your liking, but the lower […]

Taking on a home renovation project yourself can be a good way to cut down on expenses by eliminating labor costs. However, it’s important to remember that certain projects are best left in the hands of a professional. Unless you’re an experienced contractor, you’ll want to stick to projects that are simple and safe to […]

   Whether your current lease is almost up and you want a new beginning, or you’re just moving out for the first time, you have a lot of options when it comes to rental housing. As you look through rental ads, you’ll likely notice some that are advertised as furnished. But is it worth renting […]

It can be an exciting time to finally move out on your own as a young adult. However, it’s also important to prepare yourself. If you’re getting ready to move out on your own for the first time, remember to: Establish credit If you haven’t begun establishing credit yet, it could be a good time […]

The following tips can be helpful to anybody purchasing a home, but are especially beneficial for those who are doing so for the first time: Work with a real estate agent As a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process, purchasing a home can be especially overwhelming. A real estate agent can help you […]

     Buying your first home is a huge decision, but it’s certainly an exciting time. In the midst of the excitement, however, it’s important to also focus on the practical things when it comes to your first home and not overlook anything important. The following tips can be helpful to anybody purchasing a home, […]

If you’re buying a home, you’ll likely find a lot of homes that are part of a Homeowners Association—or HOA—during your search. This is especially common with new construction houses, condos, and townhouses. Some homebuyers will deliberately steer clear of homes that are part of an HOA, while others might choose to seek these properties […]

If you’re in the process of buying a home and looking for ways to save, you may have considered buying a foreclosure. Aside from purchasing a home that is going through foreclosure, you may also be presented with the opportunity to buy a short sale. But is a short sale worth considering? The following are […]