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  • A story of amazing highs and crushing lows as I navigated a particularly convoluted home purchase, my very first time ever acquiring real estate.

    My First-Time Home Buying Experience

    My First-Time Home Buying Experience

    by Stephen Foster0

  • During step 4 of the home buying process, all the details have to be worked out. This is the crucial step because it’s where all negotiations begin and end. You are about to own a home.

    Step 4 of the Home Buying Process: The Offer

    Step 4 of the Home Buying Process: The Offer

    by Michelle McLaughlin2

  • 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 Swick7

  • 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 Matova40

  • Are you downsizing for a long-distance move? Most people at some point need to downsize. Often this happens when the children are grown and the house is too big for just one or two people, so a smaller home is desirable in a better locale.

    Downsizing for a Long-Distance Move: My Experience

    Downsizing for a Long-Distance Move: My Experience

    by Linda Jo Martin8

  • 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 Goodman9

  • 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 bethparker457

  • Overview of the the different types of foreclosures in Texas. Step-by-step guide to the Texas foreclosure process.

    Texas Home Foreclosure Process

    Texas Home Foreclosure Process

    by Bahin Ameri0

  • The fateful day has finally arrived! After a search that seemed to take forever, you've got a written, signed, and dated job offer from your new employer. Now you need to plan the move, rent or buy a home, and choose a school!

    Job Relocation: House Hunting Ideas for Moving to a New City

    Job Relocation: House Hunting Ideas for Moving to a New City

    by Carolyn Augustine14

  • 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

  • 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 Walton42

  • 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

  • Amtrak Express Shipping is the cheapest way to move long distance on a budget. It is cheaper than hiring a moving company or renting a truck. Although its a little bit more effort, moving with Amtrak Express will get your stuff across the country cheaply.

    Moving Cross Country Cheaply with Amtrak Express Shipping

    Moving Cross Country Cheaply with Amtrak Express Shipping

    by Modern Lady30

  • We used Opendoor to sell our Las Vegas home and it worked seamlessly for our needs. Here I share the mostly good facets of our experience and the reasons that a real estate service like this can work well for some home sellers.

    Using a Service Like Opendoor to Sell Your Home

    Using a Service Like Opendoor to Sell Your Home

    by KathyH5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Investing in real estate can be fulfilling, but be wary of the pitfalls and do your homework first! This article discusses some points that prospective investors need to consider

    How Do I Become a Real Estate Investor?

    How Do I Become a Real Estate Investor?

    by Stella Kaye0

  • Many things have to happen between the time you make the decision to purchase a home and the time you get the keys to it. Put your trust in the people you’ve chosen to represent you and breathe.

    Step 5 of the Home Buying Process: The Closing

    Step 5 of the Home Buying Process: The Closing

    by Michelle McLaughlin0

  • If you are working, but living paycheck to paycheck, it might be hard to afford the high cost of rent. Check out this guide to the top five cities with the lowest rental costs in the U.S., it may be worth it to relocate.

    Top 20 Cities With Affordable Rent in the U.S.

    Top 20 Cities With Affordable Rent in the U.S.

    by Rachelle Williams2

  • Moving to Japan can seem terrifying, but it's more doable than you think - as long as you have a sense of adventure and are willing to play by the rules.

    Dos and Don'ts of Moving to Japan

    Dos and Don'ts of Moving to Japan

    by Ria Fritz3

  • As a former property management professional, I've gone over countless lease agreements, and I couldn't tell you how many times, in the midst of all the paperwork, I've heard the crack, "I feel like I'm signing my life away!" Given the pages and...

    Rental Advice: Ending Your Lease and Moving Out

    Rental Advice: Ending Your Lease and Moving Out

    by Sarah Guy8

  • I've been doing short sales since 1998. I can honestly say that the short sale process has made the biggest change in the real estate industry over anything else.  I was looking at a file that I had just the other day. This one was from 2003.  The...

    Hardship Letter for Short Sales

    Hardship Letter for Short Sales

    by tracycaywood1

  • 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 Williams16

  • 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!

    13 Reasons to Live in Las Vegas

    13 Reasons to Live in Las Vegas

    by Victoria Anne2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Have you ever wondered why people buy timeshares? Have you thought about purchasing one yourself but don't know where to start? Let's go over some timeshare basics that will help you make an educated choice to purchase or not to purchase a timeshare.

    The Timeshare Debate

    The Timeshare Debate

    by Alice V2

  • 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 Coviello14

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Find Low-Cost Extended-Stay Hotels and Motels

    How to Find Low-Cost Extended-Stay Hotels and Motels

    by Rachelle Williams36

  • Don’t wait until your house is on the market before you start preparing it for showings. You will become overwhelmed. Here are some things you should do right now to prepare your home for showings.

    How to Prepare Your Home for Showings That Sell

    How to Prepare Your Home for Showings That Sell

    by Michelle McLaughlin0

  • 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

  • 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

  • So, you're thinking about pursuing a career in Real Estate? You've heard a lot about the flexible schedule, being your own boss and the major commissions. Sounds perfect, right? Well, there is a lot to Real Estate that you must understand before you...

    The Truth About Being a Real Estate Agent

    The Truth About Being a Real Estate Agent

    by AllisonSchnur13

  • 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

  • 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.

    Relocation Guide to Low-Rent Toledo, Ohio

    Relocation Guide to Low-Rent Toledo, Ohio

    by Rachelle Williams3

  • 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

  • Hiring a Realtor is much like hiring an employee. It's important to find the right one for this big life decision. Use these tips for hiring a Realtor to help you hire the right Realtor.

    Tips for Hiring a Realtor

    Tips for Hiring a Realtor

    by Cristina Vanthul3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Sainz0

  • Any country can be a challenge for expats to get used to, but living in Japan comes with its own set of unique cultural challenges, and problems can arise quickly. Rest assured, though, there are more resources at your fingertips than you think.

    Dealing With Problems While Living in Japan

    Dealing With Problems While Living in Japan

    by Ria Fritz1

  • 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.

    Tips and Advice for Selling Your Home Fast

    Tips and Advice for Selling Your Home Fast

    by Galaxy Harvey10

  • Paris, Tennessee has its own Eiffel Tower in a park with walking tracks, two swimming pools, and tennis courts. The cost of living is reasonable, crime is low, and the people are friendly. An excellent hospital, numerous attractions, and plenty of scenic beauty and wildlife make this a good place to retire or work.

    Attractive Features of Paris, Tennessee

    Attractive Features of Paris, Tennessee

    by Patty Inglish MS2

  • 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 Cooper11

  • You should always be aware of your rights as a tenant when you rent any residential property. Here are some tips to protect your rights when renting a house.

    15 Tips For Renting A House

    15 Tips For Renting A House

    by Cindy3

  • The home buying process can be easy if you follow the correct steps. Step 3 the search for a home is were the excitement begins. Your real estate agent will be your guide to a new home.

    Step 3 of the Home Buying Process: The Search

    Step 3 of the Home Buying Process: The Search

    by Michelle McLaughlin0

  • Today, if we had the opportunity to pick up our house and put it anywhere else in the world, I am sure that both of us would decline the offer. Perseverance has paid off, and we now see the value of a slower lifestyle in a small community. The following are strategies that helped to ease the transition...and the more we apply them the happier we seem to be.

    How to Adjust to Rural Living...Moving from the City to the Country

    How to Adjust to Rural Living...Moving from the City to the Country

    by Lauhulu9

  • Foreclosures are big business for banks. If you are in danger of missing a payment, you must get educated and learn what your rights are.

    Foreclosure: Your Legal Rights

    Foreclosure: Your Legal Rights

    by Katheryn2

  • 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

  • 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.

    Renting Your First House: A Checklist and Guide

    Renting Your First House: A Checklist and Guide

    by Katy Medium0

  • What is the first thought that comes to your mind as you ponder the question as to whether you would live in a mobile home? Before you answer, read on. If you're not sure and don't want to jump to any conclusions with a resounding "No," then you may...

    Are Mobile Homes a Good Investment?

    Are Mobile Homes a Good Investment?

    by rminela13

  • One of the few states in the entire United States that has not had major problems because of the Great Recession is North Dakota. The unemployment rate is less that half of the national average. There is a giant government surplus. There is opportunity for those who are willing to take a risk. While there is quite a bit of opportunity, there are also some important things that need to be taken into consideration.

    Relocate to North Dakota: What You Need to Know

    Relocate to North Dakota: What You Need to Know

    by cprice756

  • 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

  • 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 moonlake48

  • 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 Emma153

  • 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 Bivins14

  • 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

  • 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

  • Toronto housing prices have increased rapidly over the past few years. It's important to examine the reasoning behind this and the policies we must consider to combat negative effects.

    The Toronto Housing Market: A Boom-and-Bust Theory

    The Toronto Housing Market: A Boom-and-Bust Theory

    by Fiorenzo Arcadi1

  • 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

  • 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 Notes242

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