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 living in the Sunshine State.
Moving can be a stressful event and relocating to another state even more stressful but with these tips and checklist, your move can be smooth and drama free.
Updated for 2019: Revise the price per square foot for 20 prefab (modular) home companies' products, including Blu Homes, Proto Homes, ideabox (Ikea), weeHouses, and many others.
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...
With house prices rising rapidly, you may be wondering whether to re-locate to another Sussex town to find your dream home. Here's some useful info to help you decide.
Do you like peace and quiet? A condo might be right for you. How about a total lack of privacy and nosy neighbors?
Mobile homes are an attractive buy for some folks because of the low cost. When buying an older one, however, there are some pitfalls you should definitely avoid. This article is full of tips and things to consider when searching for an older mobile home or trailer.
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.
I have done the move from New York to Florida. Here are some tips from my experience and the things I wish I had known beforehand.
In this article, find 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 about 6 US companies' takes on prefabricated (modular) cottages and cabins with pricing information and photos. These structures from traditional log cabins to strikingly modern, innovative designs. This article is updated for 2019.
Weekly hotels might be the answer to your housing situation if you have low income, don't have the money to get your own apartment, or if you have an eviction dogging your credit.
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.
An overview of housing options people can use if for some reason they cannot or do not want to own a home.
Living in a tiny house has become fashionable. However, it also makes good sense in terms of money, convenience, comfort, and happiness.
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.
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.
If you haven't saved $1M for retirement, don't worry, because here is a list of the top five affordable countries to retire.
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.
Condos and co-ops may appear to be pretty much the same from the outside, but there is a difference. Neither is inherently better than the other, but often one or the other is a better fit for the buyer.
An in-depth look at U-Haul International, the corporation and their philosophy regarding business practices.
Anyone who has been through the process of preparing a house for sale knows that it can be stress-inducing, to say the least. I learned a few tips as a realtor that proved to be invaluable to sellers. There are any number of things one can do to make their home more appealing; here are just a few.
There are big consequences to allowing a timeshare foreclosure, so you want to avoid it if at all possible. Here are three alternatives.
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...
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.
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.
London is one arguably one of the best cities to live in the United Kingdom, buzzing and exciting. In today’s post, I’ll look into some of the most popular and beautiful neighbourhoods in London.
Sedona, Arizona hosts visitors from all over the world year round. But what is it like to live here? A local describes what life is like in this beautiful place.
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.
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!
This article contains some advice that people who are considering buying into an over-55 condo community need to know that could save them many headaches.
Things I hated about selling a house. We have sold two houses. This about all the stress we went through trying to sell them.
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?)
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.
Are you moving to Bristow, Virginia? Find out about Bristow's weather, real estate, attractions, shopping, and healthy living.
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?
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.
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.
As a septuagenarian, I have been living retired in Thailand since 2007. Previously enthusiastic about living overseas, I now argue in this article why you shouldn't retire abroad.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
Norfolk is a county of wide open vistas, intriguing waterways, a stunning coastline, and amazing wildlife habitats. But is property cheap here?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Kalamazoo, my wife and I have experienced satisfying work, enjoyable and meaningful activities, and a good life on modest incomes.
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.
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.
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.
Buying a house in Ireland? Whatever your reason to buy a house in Ireland, you first need to do your homework.
Cornwall is a treasure trove of hidden coves, sandy beaches, defunct tin mines, winding country lanes and quaint old villages nestled in rolling hillsides. If you're considering purchasing property in this idyllic English county, read on to learn how prices compare by town and village.
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. I'm here to tell you, however, that whatever you do, do not sign the contract!
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.
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.
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.
Try these four strategies to help you save up for a down payment on a house, even if you have had financial setbacks or are working a minimum wage job.
Learn the basic principles of the master key system so that you can communicate intelligently with your security professional.
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.
Dealing with the harassment of crazy neighbors is very stressful. This article gives you some information about things you can do to deal with neighborhood harassment and ideas about how to keep your crazy neighbors away.
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. Learn about why dual agency is outlawed in many states!
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.
North Dakota has many wonderful qualities, including a wide range of economic opportunities. Here's what you need to know before deciding to relocate to this state.
What you need to understand about the risks you may be taking if you decide to rent out your RV to make money.
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 Villages—a growing retirement-oriented community in Florida—is very popular with many older folks. Depending on one's tastes, living in the development has certain advantages and disadvantages. This article includes a list of the pros and cons and well as FAQs and some background about the area.
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...
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.
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.
In this article, you will find out what you need to do before buying rural land. These tips are essential if you want to own a piece of land.
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.
In this article, I explain why I chose portable moving and storage and why I chose U-Haul's U-Box over Pods.
How to write a "housing wanted" ad for Craiglist. Write your own ad, find a home that you really want.
There are some huge differences between renting a house and renting an apartment! Guide to searching for a house to rent, including house hunting, determining how much rent you can afford, what to look for in a rental house, and how to crush the rental application process.
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.
I do not regret my decision. I bring these up so that you have time to be mentally prepared for them.
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...
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.
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!
Find out about the responsibilities and risks of being a rent guarantor with this no-nonsense guide.
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.
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.
Gated communities have become more and more popular in recent years. This article lists the 10 main advantages of living in a gated neighborhood.
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.
Find out reasons why it's best to buy your house plans online if you intend to build a modest, beautiful home.
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.
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.