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  • 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.

    Understanding the Process of Buying a House

    Understanding the Process of Buying a House

    by Kate Daily0

  • 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 watergeek3

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Sell Your Home Fast: Tips and Tricks

    How to Sell Your Home Fast: Tips and Tricks

    by Anne Carmichael0

  • 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.

    What Happens if You Abandon Your Home and Let It Foreclose

    What Happens if You Abandon Your Home and Let It Foreclose

    by bethparker459

  • 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.

    Tips on Buying an Older Mobile Home

    Tips on Buying an Older Mobile Home

    by GH Price17

  • 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.

    Save for a House in 5 Years - Planning for a Down Payment

    Save for a House in 5 Years - Planning for a Down Payment

    by Katy Medium0

  • 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...

    How to Rescind a Timeshare Purchase

    How to Rescind a Timeshare Purchase

    by Emma151

  • 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.

    Moving Tips for Relocating to Another State

    Moving Tips for Relocating to Another State

    by Richard Bivins13

  • 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

  • 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 Koski38

  • 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.

    Low-Cost Extended-Stay Hotels

    Low-Cost Extended-Stay Hotels

    by Rachelle Williams10

  • 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.

    Tips on the Community Association Bidding Process

    Tips on the Community Association Bidding Process

    by Kristen Willms0

  • 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.

    20 Reasons Not to Move to Florida

    20 Reasons Not to Move to Florida

    by Catherine Giordano219

  • 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!

    Planning to Retire Abroad - First Steps

    Planning to Retire Abroad - First Steps

    by Kate Swanson10

  • 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 Lowell's Notes244

  • 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 Leavitt141

  • 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.

    The Pros and Cons of Living in Florida

    The Pros and Cons of Living in Florida

    by Paul Goodman11

  • 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.

    Essential Tips for Moving Alone to Another State

    Essential Tips for Moving Alone to Another State

    by Stacie L22

  • 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!

    How I Moved to a Cabin in the Mountains

    How I Moved to a Cabin in the Mountains

    by Linda Jo Martin58

  • 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 Williams15

  • This article will explain the concept of pocket neighborhoods and the advantages of living in a smaller home.

    What Are Pocket Neighborhoods?

    What Are Pocket Neighborhoods?

    by Mary Hyatt52

  • 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 Walton38

  • 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 Goodman7

  • 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.

    Living in Sedona, Arizona: Life Beyond the Vortex

    Living in Sedona, Arizona: Life Beyond the Vortex

    by mactavers8

  • 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!

    Buying a Mobile Home on a Holiday Park?

    Buying a Mobile Home on a Holiday Park?

    by Christine Baughen20

  • 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.

    It’s Possible to Stop a Foreclosure Sale Date

    It’s Possible to Stop a Foreclosure Sale Date

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD0

  • 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.

    How to Find a House to Rent

    How to Find a House to Rent

    by Lauren Sainz1

  • 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 moonlake46

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

    Reasons to Live in a Tiny House

    Reasons to Live in a Tiny House

    by Tessa Schlesinger4

  • 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.

    Oildale, CA

    Oildale, CA

    by Finn Liam Cooper3

  • 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.

    Apartment Living:  First Time Renter's Guide

    Apartment Living: First Time Renter's Guide

    by Carla J Behr7

  • 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 Matova41

  • 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

  • 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 Kirwan18

  • 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 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.

    How to Increase Your Home's Zillow Zestimate

    How to Increase Your Home's Zillow Zestimate

    by John Coviello11

  • 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

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