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.
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.
An overview of housing options people can use if for some reason they cannot or do not want to own a home.
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...
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.
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.
Proven marketing tips and tricks to get your home ready for a fast sale. The extra months of preparation will save you a lot of stress and anxiety once it is listed.
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.
Do you like peace and quiet? A condo might be right for you. How about a total lack of privacy and nosy neighbors?
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...
Living in the Hudson River Valley right here in Ulster County, NY is an adventure in beauty, history, celebrity...just a really great place to be. Learn some of its history and celebrity.
How to write a "housing wanted" ad for Craiglist. Write your own ad, find a home that you really want.
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.
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.
How to save for a house in five years. 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.
Scams and fraudulent postings make finding apartments and houses to rent on Craigslist a daunting task. This article aims to help you avoid some of the most common scams.
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 2017.
Updated for 2018: Price per square foot for 20 prefab (modular) home companies' products, including Blu Homes, Proto Homes, ideabox (Ikea), weeHouses, and many others.
When you're ready to move, how can you make sure you move to a neighborhood that is safe and meets your family's needs? Here are some house hunting questions to ask as you search for new dream home.
Living in Japan has its own set of unique challenges. Learn more about these challenges and how to overcome them before you set out on your Asian adventure.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?)
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.....
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.
Some pointers to assist community associations in the bidding process, whether it’s building painting, roofs, concrete or any of a multitude of repair and replacement projects.
You have just accepted an offer on your home. Time to crack open the champagne? No, the real work has only just started.
Florida has a lot to offer, and that is why the state is growing in population. A lot of people want to live there. Thinking of moving to Florida? Here are 20 reasons to think again.
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!
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...
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.
Surely one of the UK's cheapest counties, South Yorkshire is a property-buyer's dream location. Beautiful countryside, cosmopolitan towns and affordable property....
Florida conjures up images of sun, sand, and blue ocean to many. Here is a list of the relative advantages an disadvantages of living in Florida, presented in a pros and cons format.
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.
Are you moving To Bristow, Virginia? Find out about Bristow's weather, real estate, attractions, shopping, and healthy living.
Virtually everyone has gone through the often stressful process of finding a new apartment a time or two. What are some things you should ask before signing your new lease?
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.
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...
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!
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...
Practical advice on drafting a personal letter to accompany a home purchase offer in a very competitive housing market.
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.
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.
This article will explain the concept of pocket neighborhoods and the advantages of living in a smaller home.
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.
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.
Oxfordshire sleepy lanes and chocolate box villages are famous for their beauty, but are there any property bargains to be had?
As much as you can try to prepare for what to expect when purchasing your first home, the best way to learn is by actually going through it. I'll cover what to expect based on my experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Kalamazoo, my wife and I have experienced satisfying work, enjoyable and meaningful activities, and a good life on modest incomes.
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!
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.
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.
Realistically, there is no such thing as a 'cheap' town in leafy Surrey. There are, however, a few 'cheaper' towns. Beautiful countryside, and excellent rail links into London, keep prices high here.
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.
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.
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?
Advice that people who are considering buying into an over 55 condo community need to know that could save them many headaches.
Not sure how to find a house to rent (or an apartment)? Start here. Having moved several times in the last decade, I've learned a few shortcuts.
Things I hated about selling a house. We have sold two houses. This about all the stress we went through trying to sell them.
Living in a tiny house has become fashionable. However it also makes good sense in terms of money, convenience, comfort, and happiness.
Find out about the responsibilities and risks of being a rent guarantor with this no-nonsense guide.
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.
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.
What should landlords do after a rental property floods? How is this different than the aftermath most homeowners face after a flood?
With 37 millions America families choosing to rent instead of own, there are five things you should know before you sign that lease. Another article in the Apartment Living series.
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.
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.
An in-depth look at UHaul International, the corporation and their philosophy regarding business practices.
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.
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.
Learn the basic principals of the master key system so that you can communicate intelligently with your security professional.
My apartment! :) I've been out of my dad's house since I was seventeen. I lived with an old boyfriend, with my best friend, with a new boyfriend, and with my sister. After three years of having no place to really call my own, I decided I was tired...
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.....
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.
In a competitive property market, agents fight tooth and nail using flyers & cold calls to find new leads. With online search changing the way consumers behave, it's time to embrace online marketing.
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...
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.
Get some help a house on a low income. 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.
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.
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?
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 ...
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....
What you need to understand about the risks you may be taking if you decide to rent out your RV to make money.
Norfolk is a county of wide open vistas, intriguing waterways, a stunning coastline, and amazing wildlife habitats. But is property cheap here?
Hampshire isn't the cheapest county in England, but some locations are definitely cheaper than others. Even within the New Forest area there are huge variations.
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.