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.
Toronto is one of the hottest real estate markets in the world. What does the commercial real estate market in GTA look like for their oldest neighborhoods?
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.
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.
There’s so much negativity surrounding HOAs (Homeowners Association), and rightfully so, that I thought I would try to present it from another angle – as a Board Member, and President of my Association – as an attempt to inform homeowners of their rights.
Buying a house is one of the most important decisions in your life, but if you do not financially plan ahead this investment can become your worst nightmare. Apply these tips and avoid potential bankruptcy.
A few years ago, Wyndham Timeshare began a new program to assist owners exit out of their ownership. It has proven popular for many who no longer want them.
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.
With all of your options out there for a new place to live, sometimes it's hard to decide what to do and where to go. To rent or to buy? That is the question. In this article, you'll find a list of pros and cons to help you know how to decide on your new place. Hope it helps!
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.
What are your choices if you hate your new house? Learning not to hate it might be the easiest choice.
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.