Save up for a house down payment with a five year plan. Decide how much to save per month and where to put the money. This approach can be used to save up for a down payment while renting.
Are you tempted to buy real estate on the moon? It’s easy to find a company that will sell you a plot, with a document to prove ownership. But is this a scam? Here’s a round-up of the current legal situation.
Sedona Arizona hosts visitors from all over the world year around. The red rocks and Oak Creek Canyon have appeared in western films are among he world's most photographed locations. Stories of mystical happenings, locating a vortex of energy and new age retreats are well known.
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...
Be a wary and informed buyer. Some things to consider before buying a condominium conversion. What may seem like a bargain may be your worst nightmare.
Are you considering moving to Maryland? If so, you should find out some of the great reasons to move to the fun and quirky town of Towson, Maryland.
This article looks at the cost of living in Florida, providing a general overview, as well as looking at some popular, expensive, and affordable places to reside in the sunshine state.
Moving can be a stressful event and relocating to another state even more stressful but with these tip and checklist your move can be smooth and drama free.
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.
I always dreamed of being able to move to a cabin in the mountains. This is how I did it. I lived there for thirteen years. Happy memories!
A county of quaint coastal villages and dignified, historic towns. Suffolk is popular with holiday-makers and commuters into London. Property prices vary enormously county-wide.....
Northamptonshire has busy, well-established towns, lush, green countryside, excellent, easy rail links into the Capital, yet property prices are amazingly reasonable. Want to find a bargain?
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.
You’d be surprised at how many agents don’t give sellers all the documents sellers need when selling their house. Here are the minimum documents you need to make the best decisions about your sale.
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.
An in-depth look at UHaul International, the corporation and their philosophy regarding business practices.
What you need to understand about the risks you may be taking if you decide to rent out your RV to make money.
It wasn't easy, but I now have my own apartment. There was a lot to learn, and I wrote this guide to help other young people take that step.
What is a Foreclosed or REO Property Inspector? What tools do you need? Is this the right job for you? What companies can you work with? Who requires insurance?
It's possible to remove the stench, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Learn how to recognize a smoker's house. It's very likely they'll be trying to conceal signs of smoking in order to sell it.
Practical advice on drafting a personal letter to accompany a home purchase offer in a very competitive housing market.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
House prices in Devon range from very expensive through to comparatively cheap. But which towns are the most affordable? Check-out your favourite Devon locations...
Mobile homes are an attractive buy for some folks because of the low cost but, when buying an older one, there are some pitfalls you should definitely avoid.
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.
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.
Owning low cost rental properties can make you a bundle. It can also be an extreme hassle to rehab properties between tenants. Here are ten tips that will help make your next rehab less physically and financially taxing.
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.
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.
An overview of housing options people can use if for some reason they cannot or do not want to own a home.
Cornwall is a place of hidden coves, sandy beaches, defunct tin mines, winding country lanes, and quaint old villages nestled in the hill-sides. Are houses cheap here? Find out by reading on....
Buying a house in Ireland? Whatever your reason to buy a house in Ireland, you first need to do your homework.
Gated communities are an increasingly popular option for those people looking for a safe and secure place to live. The experience doesn't suit everyone, however. This article lists the 10 main downsides of living in a gated community.
Thinking about raising a family in a condo or apartment? Here's how I manage in a 1,200 square foot condo with my 3 and 5 year old daughters.
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.
Important information for people who are thinking of buying a condominium in Florida. All is not as it seems, so make sure you know the facts before buying.
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.
Norfolk is a county of wide open vistas, intriguing waterways, a stunning coastline, and amazing wildlife habitats. But is property cheap here?
Want to save money on building your new home? This article will show you how. Learn how to contract all or part of the work yourself.
Not every home in Berkshire is an actual, real castle. With Windsor and Eton within its boundaries, Berkshire can be perceived as very up-market, but some locations are definitely cheaper than others.
Dealing with harassment from crazy neighbors from hell is very stressful. This article gives you some information on things you can consider doing to help deal with neighborhood harassment and even give you ideas on how you might be able to keep your crazy neighbors away.
Updated for 2019: Price per square foot for 20 prefab (modular) home companies' products, including Blu Homes, Proto Homes, ideabox (Ikea), weeHouses, and many others.
If mortgage payments are weighing you down, you may want to look into RV living. If you do it the right way, you can save money, live well and free yourself from many burdens.
Living on a low income budget is a constant struggle for most people. Communal living might be a realistic resolution if you're ready to give up the struggle...
Have you just been pre-approved for an FHA mortgage? Wondering how much extra besides the down payment you've scrimped to save for that buying a home will cost you? Here are the costs you should expect to pay with an FHA mortgage.
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.
Advice that will help condominium owners to avoid upsetting and expensive problems that can result from dealing with unreasonable and sometimes malicious boards of directors.
This Hub was written to give my advice about moving from New York to Florida. It is my wish that readers may learn some valuable tips and insight from my mistakes.
The Villages in Florida is very popular with many older people, but it depends on your tastes, and there are disadvantages as well as advantages, here is a list of the pros and cons.
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.
Advice that people who are considering buying into an over 55 condo community need to know that could save them many headaches.
If you're thinking about moving to Colorado, here are ten things to be aware of before you make the big move.
Are you moving To Bristow, Virginia? Find out about Bristow's weather, real estate, attractions, shopping, and healthy living.
I am a mother of two preschoolers and a current resident of Northern Virginia. My husband and I searched all over the Northern Virginia area for a great place to raise our children.
Find out about the responsibilities and risks of being a rent guarantor with this no-nonsense guide.
You have just accepted an offer on your home. Time to crack open the champagne? No, the real work has only just started.
Things I hated about selling a house. We have sold two houses. This about all the stress we went through trying to sell them.
Weekly hotels might be the answer to your housing situation if you have low income and you do not have the money to get your own apartment, or if you have an eviction dogging your credit.
Cambridgeshire has earned the nickname Silicon Fen because of the many high-tech companies that have sprung up in this area. Cambridge is expensive property-wise, but nearby towns are cheaper...
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...
This article will explain the concept of pocket neighborhoods and the advantages of living in a smaller home.
The towns and villages of Derbyshire are amongst the UK's cheapest property locations, yet even here, there are huge variations from town to town.....
6 US companies' takes on prefabricated (modular) cottages and cabins, with pricing information and photos, from traditional log cabins, to strikingly modern, innovative designs. Updated for 2019.
One of the few states in the entire United States that has not had major problems because of the Great Recession is North Dakota. The unemployment rate is less that half of the national average. There is a giant government surplus. There is opportunity for those who are willing to take a risk. While there is quite a bit of opportunity, there are also some important things that need to be taken into consideration.
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 and avoid foreclosure.
I learned from my Realtor the trick for selling a home fast involves just a few inexpensive improvements. This article is a review of what I did that worked.
What are your choices if you hate your new house? Learning not to hate it might be the easiest choice.
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.
Toledo, Ohio was recently named the number one city with the lowest rental rates in the U.S. If you’re seeking affordable housing, Toledo might be a good place to investigate.
The expensive costs of retirement in some recommended cities are far above the budget of most Baby Boomers retiring today. Some "Best Cities" lists turn out to be ads for rental properties.
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 life in the Sunshine State.
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.
Buying a property can be time-consuming and cumbersome, but depending on your life plans and where you live, it may actually be your smartest option. Here are the key reasons why buying remains a smart option for today's young people.
There are places in the UK where the pound in your pocket will go a little further. Here are fifteen UK locations where house prices are still very affordable.
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.
Living in a tiny house has become fashionable. However it also makes good sense in terms of money, convenience, comfort, and happiness.
Find out reasons why it's best to buy your house plans online if you intend to build a modest, beautiful home.
Housing has been turned into a good that can be bought and sold for profit pushing a decent place to live out of reach for millions of people.
How to write a "housing wanted" ad for Craiglist. Write your own ad, find a home that you really want.
In Kalamazoo, my wife and I have experienced satisfying work, enjoyable and meaningful activities, and a good life on modest incomes.
Did you just receive a scary piece of paper called a "Notice to Vacate" or "Eviction Notice?" Don't panic! This article will help explain some of the common questions and concerns that come with that.
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!
Moving alone out of state is very stressful but if you follow my tips, you just may save some money and reduce your anxiety. I have essential tips and steps to make your move less painful.
Are you thinking about building or buying a tiny house RV? Here are some pros and cons to living tiny that will help you decide if a tiny house on wheels is right for you.
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?)