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How to Live in a Luxury Apartment When You Don't Have a Luxury Income

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Are you looking for a new apartment and finding only luxury units when you really want to save some money? You're not out of luck. With so many developers creating luxury complexes and refurbishing older units to meet luxury standards, you may actually have a little leeway that would allow you to live in one of these complexes even if you thought you couldn't. Obviously, there will be basic rent requirements that you have to meet, but past that, you can take some frugal steps to make that luxury apartment your home.

31 October 2016

Things To Do Before Selling Your Home

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Are you a homeowner? Are you considering selling your current home so that you can purchase another one elsewhere? Selling a home can sometimes be a long and frustrating experience while you wait for the right buyer to see your home and make an offer. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do that can make a home more appealing so that it sells more quickly. Some things that you might want to consider doing include the following:

31 October 2016

Using Rental Properties To Invest In Your Family's Financial Future

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One of the best ways you can secure your financial future is through real estate investing. As President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world." One of the best ways to get started in real estate investing is in single family home rentals.

27 October 2016

Three Questions First-Time Homebuyers May Wonder About

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Buying your first home may be one of the more overwhelming tasks that you will do during your life. Unfortunately, if you have a limited understanding when it comes to this task, you may not be sure of what to expect as you work your way through this purchase. To help you be a better-informed consumer, you will want to make sure that you are aware of the answers to these three commonly asked questions from first-time homebuyers.

21 October 2016

3 Things To Remember About Renter's Insurance

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One of the most overlooked types of coverage is renter's insurance. Many renters feel that it is unnecessary and an expense that is ultimately not worth it. In reality, if you rent a home or apartment, you should consider renter's insurance. Before writing off getting coverage or shopping for a policy, here are some things you should consider.   There's a Difference Between Actual and Replacement Value When you are shopping for renter's insurance, you will have a choice between policies that offer replacement or actual value coverage.

13 October 2016

What To Teach Your Child To Do When They Get Locked Out Of The House

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One of the scenarios you need to be prepared for as a parent is the inevitable situation where your child will get locked out of the house and there are no adults around to let them in. Your child may have a key to get in, but it can get lost or misplaced or even left in the house, leaving your young one without a way to get inside when they get home from school or a friend's house.

7 October 2016

3 Questions To Ask Potential Real Estate Agents During Your Consultations

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Now that you've decided to put your home on the market finding a real estate agent to work with is an essential next step. Here are a few questions to ask during your consultations with potential service providers that should help you decide which one will meet your needs the best: What Services Have Additional Fees Associated With Them?  One of the most important things to consider when consulting with potential real estate agents is additional fees because they can make a big impact on the overall costs of your home sale.

7 October 2016

Tips For Purchasing A Starter Or Temporary Home

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Not every home purchase is meant to be a forever home. Whether you are shopping for a starter home or simply know that you won't be remaining in an area for the rest of your life, it's still important to purchase with care. There are certain things you should look for in these somewhat temporary home purchases to make sure you can easily sell them when the time comes to move on.

29 September 2016

3 Benefits Of Working With A Real Estate Agent To Find A Home

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If you are about to begin the process of looking for a home to purchase, then you will need to decide if you want to look for a home on your own, or if you would like to work with a real estate agent. There are a lot of benefits to working with a real estate agent to find a great home, and this article will discuss 3 of these benefits.

28 September 2016

Understanding Your Budget: Hidden Costs And Potential Expenses When You Buy Your First Home

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It's an exciting time to purchase your first home. While you may find out quickly how much you can borrow by getting pre-qualified for a mortgage, this doesn't necessarily mean you should spend every last penny on the purchase price of your home. You will have to take into consideration closing costs for buying the home, current repairs that need to get done right away, and even furniture costs if you are moving from a smaller residence to a new home.

28 September 2016