Whether you're planning to retire abroad or just looking for a destination for your next trip, it's a good idea to set your sights on countries that are more inexpensive to help your hard-earned dollars go further. These are the countries with the lowest cost of living in Europe.
There are no laws against the construction of container homes in Florida, provided you build them in the approved zones and attain the required permits. This article outlines the process from start to finish.
People from all over the world migrate to other countries for different reasons. It could be job security, salary, lifestyle, or culture. From Taiwan to New Zealand, here are the top 10 countries that expats love to relocate to.
Chase home lending promises on-time closing in as soon as three weeks or they will give you $2,500. This article explains why the closing guarantee is a scam and why customers should think twice before getting a mortgage through Chase.
This article is a collection of useful information to help you properly deal with a landlord who mistreats you or your fellow tenants. Holding a landlord accountable is a process that begins the second you are handed the lease, and you need to make every effort to protect yourself!
The Siegel Suites extended-stay chain offers eviction-friendly, no-credit-check apartments. All utilities are included and their rates are fair.
If you're looking for a second chance apartment rental, offering weekly and monthly rates and no credit checks, the Budget Suites extended-stay chain might be an option for you, especially if you have an eviction or judgment against you.
There are options and protections in place for you if you cannot pay rent and are facing eviction. Learn about which next steps to take.
I recently refinanced my mortgage using a discount mortgage broker. Here is how they compared to my local credit union.
Considering a house with an alleyway? You may want to think about what you are getting yourself into before you make an offer on that house. This article covers exactly what to expect when buying a house with an alleyway.
Home buyers often wonder if getting a building and pest inspection is worth the money. Here are 7 reasons why all buyers should make the investment in their home purchase, plus how to hire an inspector, what happens at the inspection, and when a seller should get an inspection done.
Living in Japan comes with a hefty price tag and this scares foreign workers away, and visitors as well. This article discusses the costs of living in Japan, along with recommendations on what to look for when starting a life there.
Tenants, like people everywhere, have ups and downs, and bad things happen to good tenants. When a tenant just can't pay rent and you have to end their tenancy, you can make the farewell as friendly as possible.
As we look to the future in these uncertain times, our communities are changing. I have imagined what my local village in the Vale of Glamorgan would look like in the next 10 years, & whether it will be able to achieve to be a more sustainable, and more ethical way of living and being in the world.
There is an old English saying that goes: it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good. If we look for the good, even in a bad situation we can usually find some. We can look for some lessons we learned in our recent foray into house arrest and isolation ...
In this article, I examine the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus owning real estate. Factors such as taxes, insurance, building equity, investment strategies, and personal freedom are discussed.
Whether you want to do it or not, sometimes evicting the tenant is a matter of your own survival. How many rent payments on how many units can you miss before the financial crisis sets in? I know of some landlords who start the process if the rent check is five or ten days late.
Title is the proof that a person or company has the right to own and use a property. Title insurance protects your ownership rights.
In France, renting a home or apartment is called “letting.” Like other people, the French do things their way. So read up before you rent out your vacation home.
Buying new construction or property that has not yet been built from a developer is called off-plan purchasing in France. Purchasing off-plan is a fairly common, safe and even profitable means of property acquisition in France.
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.
A brief look into (a few) of my favorite things about everyday life here in the U.K.
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!
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.
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.
In this article, I will talk about the benefits of cooperative housing and how it can provide you with a great sense of community while also being affordable.
One of the most attractive aspects of real estate investing is the ability to get started with no money of your own. There are many ways to flip houses without using your capital. Each technique has its potential advantages and disadvantages, and they will be discussed below.
Buenos Aires is a beautiful Argentine city which attracts expats from all around the world. Many of them just land here without any research and face problems later on. This article will help you make an informed decision about relocating to one of the most beautiful cities in South America.
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. This article uses Canada as an example, but the problem is worldwide.