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.
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?)
Advice that people who are considering buying into an over 55 condo community need to know that could save them many headaches.
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.
Practical advice on drafting a personal letter to accompany a home purchase offer in a very competitive housing market.
Not only did Texas thrive overall during the recent recession, but Westlake, Texas is America's richest city. It's the hometown of the Jonas Brothers.
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.
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.
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.
The Villages in Florida is very popular with many older people, but it depends on your tastes, and there are disadvantages as well as advantages, here is a list of the pros and cons.
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.
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...
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.
A deeper-than-usual manual of how to deal with USPS Mail Forwarding (temporary, permanent, and Premium) with a side note on Hold Mail requests.
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.
It's possible to remove the stench, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Learn how to recognize a smoker's house. It's very likely they'll be trying to conceal signs of smoking in order to sell it.
Find out about the responsibilities and risks of being a rent guarantor with this no-nonsense guide.
Things I hated about selling a house. We have sold two houses. This about all the stress we went through trying to sell them.
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.
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?
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.
I learned from my Realtor the trick for selling a home fast involves just a few inexpensive improvements. This is a review of what I did that worked.
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?
How to write a "housing wanted" ad for Craiglist. Write your own ad, find a home that you really want.
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.
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.
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.
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...
In Kalamazoo, my wife and I have experienced satisfying work, enjoyable and meaningful activities, and a good life on modest incomes.
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.
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.
If you’re considering moving to the Netherlands than this article is for you. It consists of the most important pros and cons of living in The Netherlands.
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.
If you're thinking about moving to Colorado, here are ten things to be aware of before you make the big move.
If you are trying to sell your home there are some easy things you can do to help you succeed. Give your house great kerb appeal, hide the pets and mask any unpleasant smells.
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.
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.
The towns and villages of Derbyshire are amongst the UK's cheapest property locations, yet even here, there are huge variations from town to town.....
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...
Living in a tiny house has become fashionable. However it also makes good sense in terms of money, convenience, comfort, and happiness.
What should landlords do after a rental property floods? How is this different than the aftermath most homeowners face after a flood?
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.
Specific information that will explain the basics of purchasing a home to those who have never done so before.
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.
Moving can be expensive. Here's a checklist to help you accurately estimate what you will need and the entire cost of moving out for the first time.
This article will explain the concept of pocket neighborhoods and the advantages of living in a smaller home.
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.
You have just accepted an offer on your home. Time to crack open the champagne? No, the real work has only just started.
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.
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 life in the Sunshine State.
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.
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.
Typically, when you are investing in a home, you will want to bring in an inspector. If you are flipping homes and are looking for a project, this may not be the case.
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.
Whether your goal is to sell your home for more money or to just sell it more quickly, focusing on the specific home improvement upgrades outlined in this article will help you obtain your goals.
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.
An overview of housing options people can use if for some reason they cannot or do not want to own a home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Buying a house in Ireland? Whatever your reason to buy a house in Ireland, you first need to do your homework.
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.
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.
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.
Virtually everyone has gone through the often stressful process of finding a new apartment a time or two. What are some things you should ask before signing your new lease?
This article looks at the cost of living in Florida, providing a general overview, as well as looking at some popular, expensive, and affordable places to reside in the sunshine state.
Updated for 2019: Price per square foot for 20 prefab (modular) home companies' products, including Blu Homes, Proto Homes, ideabox (Ikea), weeHouses, and many others.
Gated communities have become more and more popular in recent years. This article lists the 10 main advantages of living in a gated neighborhood.
Norfolk is a county of wide open vistas, intriguing waterways, a stunning coastline, and amazing wildlife habitats. But is property cheap here?
6 US companies' takes on prefabricated (modular) cottages and cabins, with pricing information and photos, from traditional log cabins, to strikingly modern, innovative designs. Updated for 2019.
What are your choices if you hate your new house? Learning not to hate it might be the easiest choice.
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.
Are you moving To Bristow, Virginia? Find out about Bristow's weather, real estate, attractions, shopping, and healthy living.
Toledo, Ohio was recently named the number one city with the lowest rental rates in the U.S. If you’re seeking affordable housing, Toledo might be a good place to investigate.
Cornwall is a place of hidden coves, sandy beaches, defunct tin mines, winding country lanes, and quaint old villages nestled in the hill-sides. Are houses cheap here? Find out by reading on....
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.
This Hub was written to give my advice about moving from New York to Florida. It is my wish that readers may learn some valuable tips and insight from my mistakes.
Do you like peace and quiet? A condo might be right for you. How about a total lack of privacy and nosy neighbors?
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.
What you need to understand about the risks you may be taking if you decide to rent out your RV to make money.
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.
An in-depth look at UHaul International, the corporation and their philosophy regarding business practices.
Hampshire isn't the cheapest county in England, but some locations are definitely cheaper than others. Even within the New Forest area there are huge variations.
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.
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...
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.