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  • Sun, sand, and the deep, blue sea—that's Florida in a nutshell, right? Though that's the stereotype, Florida is a diverse state in more than one way. Here is a list of the relative advantages and disadvantages of living in the Sunshine State.

    The Pros and Cons of Living in Florida

    The Pros and Cons of Living in Florida

    by Paul Goodman16

  • Moving can be a stressful event and relocating to another state even more stressful but with these tips and checklist, your move can be smooth and drama free.

    Moving Tips for Relocating to Another State

    Moving Tips for Relocating to Another State

    by Richard Bivins14

  • Mobile homes are an attractive buy for some folks because of the low cost. When buying an older one, however, there are some pitfalls you should definitely avoid. This article is full of tips and things to consider when searching for an older mobile home or trailer.

    Tips for Buying an Older Mobile Home or Trailer

    Tips for Buying an Older Mobile Home or Trailer

    by GH Price18

  • Sunshine, beaches, theme parks—Florida has a lot to offer, and as a result, it's one of the most populous states. Thinking of moving to Florida? Here are 20 reasons to think again.

    20 Reasons Not to Move to Florida

    20 Reasons Not to Move to Florida

    by Catherine Giordano309

  • In this article, find directions for integrating the benefits of owning a home and living in a recreational vehicle using methods that range from making an RV more livable to setting it up as part of an RV port configuration.

    How to Make an Affordable Home out of an RV

    How to Make an Affordable Home out of an RV

    by Sondra Rochelle4

  • Learn about 6 US companies' takes on prefabricated (modular) cottages and cabins with pricing information and photos. These structures from traditional log cabins to strikingly modern, innovative designs. This article is updated for 2019.

    Pricing and Design Info for 6 Prefab Cabin and Cottage Firms

    Pricing and Design Info for 6 Prefab Cabin and Cottage Firms

    by Jason Menayan27

  • In 2011, a Texas man gained notoriety when he claimed a $16 affidavit of adverse possession gave him rights to an expensive suburban home. What is adverse possession, and how does it work? Find out here.

    Adverse Possession and How It Works

    Adverse Possession and How It Works

    by Deborah Neyens23

  • Living in a tiny house has become fashionable. However, it also makes good sense in terms of money, convenience, comfort, and happiness.

    20+ Reasons to Live in a Tiny House

    20+ Reasons to Live in a Tiny House

    by Tessa Schlesinger6

  • Many people across America and the world dream of living in New York City. There are many great advantages to living in the city, but also some big drawbacks.

    Pros and Cons of Living in New York City

    Pros and Cons of Living in New York City

    by Paul Goodman17

  • If you haven't saved $1M for retirement, don't worry, because here is a list of the top five affordable countries to retire.

    Top 5 Affordable Countries to Retire

    Top 5 Affordable Countries to Retire

    by Rachelle Williams3

  • The experts may think they know what sells a house, but my interviews with buyers shows a different story. What features do women want when they buy a house? How to remodel a house for sale.

    Selling Your House: 7 Things Your Buyer Wants

    Selling Your House: 7 Things Your Buyer Wants

    by Shasta Matova40

  • Condos and co-ops may appear to be pretty much the same from the outside, but there is a difference. Neither is inherently better than the other, but often one or the other is a better fit for the buyer.

    Co-Op or Condo, What's the Difference?

    Co-Op or Condo, What's the Difference?

    by Larry Miller1

  • Anyone who has been through the process of preparing a house for sale knows that it can be stress-inducing, to say the least. I learned a few tips as a realtor that proved to be invaluable to sellers. There are any number of things one can do to make their home more appealing; here are just a few.

    5 Tips That Can Help You Sell Your House

    5 Tips That Can Help You Sell Your House

    by Cindy Parmiter4

  • A manufactured home can be a great alternative for you if you are looking for the most square footage for the lowest price. The modern, residential-style construction and design of some of the better brands will surprise you if you haven't looked in...

    Before You Buy a Manufactured (Mobile) Home

    Before You Buy a Manufactured (Mobile) Home

    by LD Lewis242

  • London is one arguably one of the best cities to live in the United Kingdom, buzzing and exciting. In today’s post, I’ll look into some of the most popular and beautiful neighbourhoods in London.

    The Best Areas to Live in London

    The Best Areas to Live in London

    by Ellie Campbell0

  • You've seen the rest, now check out the BEST comprehensive guide for first-time home buyers (if I do say so myself)! From planning and saving, to searching and scouting, and finally to selecting and financing, I'll make sure you have all the tools you need to navigate the process like a pro!

    Buying Your First Home: An Investment in the Future

    Buying Your First Home: An Investment in the Future

    by Earl Noah Bernsby0

  • Things I hated about selling a house. We have sold two houses. This about all the stress we went through trying to sell them.

    What I Hate About Selling a Home

    What I Hate About Selling a Home

    by moonlake50

  • Stock-piling cash, moving halfway across the country, shopping for, and finally deciding to purchase, a small farm. (Or, why has Farmer Rachel been away from Hubpages for so long?)

    Buying a Small Farm: Tips and Info

    Buying a Small Farm: Tips and Info

    by Rachel Koski Nielsen38

  • London is a popular destination for visitors, but what is it like to live there? This article gives the pros and cons of being a resident of England's capital city.

    Pros and Cons of Living in London

    Pros and Cons of Living in London

    by Paul Goodman0

  • As a septuagenarian, I have been living retired in Thailand since 2007. Previously enthusiastic about living overseas, I now argue in this article why you shouldn't retire abroad.

    Why You Shouldn't Retire Overseas

    Why You Shouldn't Retire Overseas

    by Paul Richard Kuehn16

  • When buying a home, purchasers look at construction, aesthetics, convenience, and weatherability. Seldom do they notice the geology. But in the wrong location, you could lose your home to floods.

    Drainage Basins:  How They Affect Buying a Home

    Drainage Basins: How They Affect Buying a Home

    by Susette Horspool3

  • The beaches, the sun, the wildlife—Australia has it all. Discover 10 reasons why you should be planning your move to Australia to enjoy the high standard of living and laid back lifestyle.

    10 Reasons You Should Move to Australia

    10 Reasons You Should Move to Australia

    by C L Mitchell1

  • It's important for people who want to live in an RV on their own land to know that doing so, while a seemingly good idea, can have many caveats. This article outlines the most important ones.

    How to Safely Live in an RV on Your Own Land

    How to Safely Live in an RV on Your Own Land

    by Sondra Rochelle6

  • What happens when board members enforce the rules and regulations for some – but not all? Every now and then it’s even a personal vendetta against a homeowner. Arm yourself with knowledge of the HOA's governing documents to protect your right to live in peace.

    HOAs Vs Homeowners: Selective Enforcement

    HOAs Vs Homeowners: Selective Enforcement

    by TL Stahling3

  • Buying a house in Ireland? Whatever your reason to buy a house in Ireland, you first need to do your homework.

    Buying a House in Ireland

    Buying a House in Ireland

    by Paola Bassanese4

  • Cornwall is a treasure trove of hidden coves, sandy beaches, defunct tin mines, winding country lanes and quaint old villages nestled in rolling hillsides. If you're considering purchasing property in this idyllic English county, read on to learn how prices compare by town and village.

    Cheapest Places in Cornwall to Buy a House or Cottage in 2020

    Cheapest Places in Cornwall to Buy a House or Cottage in 2020

    by Amanda Severn12

  • You've seen the photos of the sleek, warm, modern mobile homes. You've spent a weekend at the park. The salesman turned out to be your best friend. I'm here to tell you, however, that whatever you do, do not sign the contract!

    Why You Should Never Buy a Mobile Home on a Holiday Park

    Why You Should Never Buy a Mobile Home on a Holiday Park

    by Christine Baughen20

  • Learn how to easily increase your home's Zillow Zestimate by customizing its listing with specific details. Zillow often lacks accurate information about a home, and this can cause the site to calculate a Zestimate that is lower than it should be.

    How to Increase Your Home's Zillow Zestimate

    How to Increase Your Home's Zillow Zestimate

    by John Coviello19

  • So what happens if you abandon your home and let it foreclose? This article will help you understand what the consequences will be if your home ends up being foreclosed. It will also give you an idea of what to expect and offer some options for those who want to try to save their homes.

    What Happens if You Abandon Your Home and Let It Foreclose

    What Happens if You Abandon Your Home and Let It Foreclose

    by bethparker459

  • Dealing with the harassment of crazy neighbors is very stressful. This article gives you some information about things you can do to deal with neighborhood harassment and ideas about how to keep your crazy neighbors away.

    Crazy Neighbor Harassment and How to Deal With It

    Crazy Neighbor Harassment and How to Deal With It

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff48

  • This article explains the different types of representation given by real estate agents that are available to buyers and sellers of property in the state of Florida. Learn about why dual agency is outlawed in many states!

    Single Agency and Transaction Brokers in Florida

    Single Agency and Transaction Brokers in Florida

    by Connie Smith14

  • Buying land in a foreign country like the Philippines can be an intimidating process. In this article, I'll outline the process my wife and I went through buying land in the province of Cebu. It took some patience and a lot of visits to government offices, but we are now proud land owners!

    How to Buy Land in the Philippines

    How to Buy Land in the Philippines

    by Eastward26

  • The Villages—a growing retirement-oriented community in Florida—is very popular with many older folks. Depending on one's tastes, living in the development has certain advantages and disadvantages. This article includes a list of the pros and cons and well as FAQs and some background about the area.

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in The Villages, Florida

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in The Villages, Florida

    by Paul Goodman17

  • Of all the low income housing programs, tax credit apartment, or income based apartments are the most hassle free. You will not find long waiting lists, and there are no lengthy application rituals like the ones associated with section 8 housing...

    Tax-Credit and Income-Based Apartments

    Tax-Credit and Income-Based Apartments

    by Rachelle Williams18

  • Why is it a good idea for Brits to buy property in France after Brexit? 10 good reasons why British people (or anyone) would consider buying a home and moving to France for a better and cheaper life.

    Ten Reasons to Buy a Property in France After Brexit

    Ten Reasons to Buy a Property in France After Brexit

    by Barbara Walton48

  • There are some huge differences between renting a house and renting an apartment! Guide to searching for a house to rent, including house hunting, determining how much rent you can afford, what to look for in a rental house, and how to crush the rental application process.

    Renting Your First House: A Checklist and Guide

    Renting Your First House: A Checklist and Guide

    by Katy Medium0

  • Everyone knows Las Vegas as a party town, but what motivates someone to settle down and plant roots in Sin City? From outdoor activities to sports and entertainment, Las Vegas has a lot to offer!

    13 Reasons to Live in Las Vegas

    13 Reasons to Live in Las Vegas

    by Victoria Anne2

  • Home warranty service contracts provide additional service to your home appliances and systems. Costs are reasonable and budgetary. Having a service contract can add peace of mind to home ownership.

    Home Warranty Policies: System and Appliance Coverage

    Home Warranty Policies: System and Appliance Coverage

    by Marlene Bertrand18

  • Irish castles are the stuff of legend and lore, but many people don't realize that many of them are on the market! Check out these historical and authentic properties for sale.

    Irish Castles for Sale in Ireland

    Irish Castles for Sale in Ireland

    by Ann Leavitt142

  • Ideas about how to get your house for sale ready for a photo shoot, and how to take pictures.

    Pictures Sell the Property

    Pictures Sell the Property

    by Larry Miller1

  • Oildale was once a vibrant community supported by the petroleum industry; the wells seemed never-ending. Now the area seems to be split between the working class and a group struggling with poverty.

    A Look at Oildale, CA: History and Reputation

    A Look at Oildale, CA: History and Reputation

    by Fin15

  • Renting an apartment after a bankruptcy can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. If you're concerned about finding a place after bankruptcy, here are 10 tips that will make your search easier.

    10 Tips for Renting an Apartment After Bankruptcy

    10 Tips for Renting an Apartment After Bankruptcy

    by carolynkaye2

  • Eviction laws in San Francisco make it almost impossible for landlords and master tenants to evict problem renters. Here's some useful advice if you intend to try.

    How to Evict a Subtenant in San Francisco

    How to Evict a Subtenant in San Francisco

    by Christy Kirwan19

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