4 Reasons to Choose a Smaller City When Moving Abroad
Toyko, London, Beijing and Paris are all pretty amazing cities that many of us dream about moving to. But what about the smaller cities? They hold incredible possibilities for anyone willing to give them a chance.
Why I Don't Want a Modern-Style House
I've always been attracted to classical styles of architecture. Modernist architecture just doesn't do it for me, but many architects have the opposite opinion. So, am I wrong? I explored my reasons and concluded that it's its unnaturalness that makes me find it ugly.
Why You Should Pack Up and Move to Bali
If you are a digital nomad or working online, I want to tell you: pack up and move to Bali. Bali has beautiful beaches, lush forests, and rich culture that will make your experience of living in Bali extremely rewarding. The Balinese are welcoming people who enjoy life to the fullest.
8 Often-Overlooked Issues to Check for Before Buying a House
I've been buying and selling houses for a number of years. Recently, my family has been renting while waiting for a house remodel. We've learned a lot about things you should look for when buying a house that might not be immediately visible.
Building Shipping Container Homes in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know
If you’re considering putting up a container home in Pennsylvania, you’ll be glad to know that the law allows them, provided you adhere to the stipulated regulations.
Top 10 Least Expensive Countries in Europe
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.
Building Shipping Container Homes in Florida: What You Need to Know
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.
Top 10 Best Countries to Live in for Expats
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.
Is the Chase Closing Guarantee Legit?
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.
How to Deal With a Landlord Who Mistreats Their Tenants
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!
Siegel Suites: No-Credit-Check Apartments, Offering Weekly Rates, Month-to-Month Leases and Eviction-Friendly Rentals
The Siegel Suites extended-stay chain offers eviction-friendly, no-credit-check apartments. All utilities are included and their rates are fair.
Budget Suites: Eviction-Friendly Apartments Offering Weekly Rates, Month-to-Month Leases and No Credit Checks
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.
What to Do If You Can't Pay Rent and Are Facing Eviction
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.
Our Refinancing Experience With a Discount Mortgage Broker
I recently refinanced my mortgage using a discount mortgage broker. Here is how they compared to my local credit union.
The Pros and Cons of Having a House With an Alleyway
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.
Building and Pest Inspection: 7 Expert Reasons to Get One When You Buy a Home
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.
What Costs to Expect as a Foreigner in Japan
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.
Cash for Keys: A Better Option When Tenants Are in Trouble
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.
A Mile From Home - Rhoose in 10 Years Time
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.
A Real Estate Investor's Lessons From the Lockdown
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 ...
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Renting?
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.
Extended Eviction Moratorium? All Is Not Lost for the Landlord
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Title Insurance Before You Buy a House
Title is the proof that a person or company has the right to own and use a property. Title insurance protects your ownership rights.
Letting (Leasing) Your French Real Estate: What You Need to Know About Tenants
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.
Purchasing New Construction or "Off-Plan" in France
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.
Forget Making Expensive House Payments: Buy an RV!
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 Few of) My Favorite Things About Living in the U.K.
A brief look into (a few) of my favorite things about everyday life here in the U.K.
Communal Living as an Option for Low-Income Households
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.
Costs of Buying a Home With an FHA Mortgage
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.