You have just accepted an offer on your home. Time to crack open the champagne? No, the real work has only just started.
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.
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.
Living in a tiny house has become fashionable. However it also makes good sense in terms of money, convenience, comfort, and happiness.
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?
So you've just gotten home from a timeshare presentation where you were dazzled by the prospect of a wonderful lifetime of adventures and so you bought your timeshare from the developer. And right now some sneaking suspicions are starting to develop...
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.....
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.
If you are working, but living paycheck to paycheck, it might be hard to afford the high cost of rent. Check out this guide to the top five cities with the lowest rental costs in the U.S., it may be worth it to relocate.
Grimsby, on Lincolnshire's coastline, has some of the UK's cheapest houses. Other towns in the county are considerably more expensive. Learn more about Lincolnshire's property market ...
Moving to Japan can seem terrifying, but it's more doable than you think - as long as you have a sense of adventure and are willing to play by the rules.
Buying a home is one of the best investments you'll ever make! A basic understanding of the process of buying a home will help make the buying process smoother, easier, and relatively stress free.
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.
Are you moving To Bristow, Virginia? Find out about Bristow's weather, real estate, attractions, shopping, and healthy living.
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.
If you are trying to sell your home there are some easy things you can do to help you succeed. Give your house great kerb appeal, hide the pets and mask any unpleasant smells.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. DO NOT SIGN THE CONTRACT!
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.
An overview of housing options people can use if for some reason they cannot or do not want to own a home.
Things I hated about selling a house. We have sold two houses. This about all the stress we went through trying to sell them.
Explains the difference in different types of representation given by real estate agents available to buyers and sellers of property in the state of Florida.
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.
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.
Find out reasons why it's best to buy your house plans online if you intend to build a modest, beautiful home.
Any country can be a challenge for expats to get used to, but living in Japan comes with its own set of unique cultural challenges, and problems can arise quickly. Rest assured, though, there are more resources at your fingertips than you think.
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...
Learn how to easily increase your home's Zillow Zestimate. Zillow often lacks accurate information about a home, which can cause Zillow to calculate a Zestimate that is lower than it should be.
Essex is a county of contrasts, part city, part rural idyll, part seaside, part dockland. House prices reflect this diversity, with massive differences from town to town. Curious to see what's cheap?
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.
Practical advice on drafting a personal letter to accompany a home purchase offer in a very competitive housing market.
A deeper-than-usual manual of how to deal with USPS Mail Forwarding (temporary, permanent, and Premium) with a side note on Hold Mail requests.
If you're thinking about moving to Colorado, here are ten things to be aware of before you make the big move.
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.
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.
Moving can be expensive. Here's a checklist to help you accurately estimate what you will need and the entire cost of moving out for the first time.
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.
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...
Today, if we had the opportunity to pick up our house and put it anywhere else in the world, I am sure that both of us would decline the offer. Perseverance has paid off, and we now see the value of a slower lifestyle in a small community. The following are strategies that helped to ease the transition...and the more we apply them the happier we seem to be.
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.
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.
How to write a "housing wanted" ad for Craiglist. Write your own ad, find a home that you really want.
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.
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....
Are you living in a small space, cramped in with neighbors and wondering if now's the time to have a baby? Maybe you're house hunting and looking at condos, apartments or townhomes but you have little kids. Here's how I manage in a 1,200 square foot condo with my 3 and 5 year old daughters.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Retiring abroad is attractive to many retirees - but where to start? This article sets out some basic steps that can help clarify your thinking and get you on the road to your retirement dream!
Author presents three methods homeowners can use to stop foreclosure, even after a sale date has been set. Many don't realize it, but hope is still there, even when the situation seems hopeless.
Gated communities have become more and more popular in recent years. This article lists the 10 main advantages of living in a gated neighborhood.
Find out about the responsibilities and risks of being a rent guarantor with this no-nonsense guide.
Do you like peace and quiet? A condo might be right for you. How about a total lack of privacy and nosy neighbors?
Try these four strategies to help you save up for a house down payment even if you have had financial setbacks or are working a minimum wage job.
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.
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.
Advice that people who are considering buying into an over 55 condo community need to know that could save them many headaches.
Are you downsizing for a long-distance move? Most people at some point need to downsize. Often this happens when the children are grown and the house is too big for just one or two people, so a smaller home is desirable in a better locale.
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.
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.
This article will explain the concept of pocket neighborhoods and the advantages of living in a smaller home.
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.
Despite hot seller's markets throughout the country, some people still see their home languish on the market week after week, month after month. There are two main reasons a home doesn't sell.
Have you ever wondered why people buy timeshares? Have you thought about purchasing one yourself but don't know where to start? Let's go over some timeshare basics that will help you make an educated choice to purchase or not to purchase a timeshare.
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.
House prices in London and the South-East are generally some of the highest in the UK. But there are still bargains to be had. Read on to discover the cheapest towns in Kent...
In Kalamazoo, my wife and I have experienced satisfying work, enjoyable and meaningful activities, and a good life on modest incomes.
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.
Surely one of the UK's cheapest counties, South Yorkshire is a property-buyer's dream location. Beautiful countryside, cosmopolitan towns and affordable property....
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.
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...
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.
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.
What you need to understand about the risks you may be taking if you decide to rent out your RV to make money.
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.
Whether your goal is to sell your home for more money or to just sell it more quickly, focusing on the specific home improvement upgrades outlined in this article will help you obtain your goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some Canadian strata councils bully residents, steal money, and make unauthorized decisions. It is difficult to bring them to justice. Here's what you need to know...
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.
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?)
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?
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.
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.
An in-depth look at UHaul International, the corporation and their philosophy regarding business practices.
Norfolk is a county of wide open vistas, intriguing waterways, a stunning coastline, and amazing wildlife habitats. But is property cheap here?
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.
What are your choices if you hate your new house? Learning not to hate it might be the easiest choice.