Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

  Are you currently locked in a housing lease, but need to get out of it? Whether you’re relocating for work, or you need an apartment with lower rent, you might have a pretty good reason for wanting to move out before your lease is up. However, a rental lease is a contract and by […]

  Have you thought about putting your home on the market for a while now? It can be difficult to know when it’s finally time to sell your home, especially if you’ve been there for many years. Maybe you know that you definitely want to move, but you’re not sure if you’re better off renting […]

As a new homeowner, it can be easy to overlook all of the work that needs to be done on an ongoing basis, in addition to the miscellaneous costs. Neglecting some of this simple home maintenance, however, can end up costing you a lot more money in the end. Instead, you’re usually better off maintaining […]

Are you renting your home? Most landlords will require that tenants pay a security deposit when they move in, which is meant to take care of any possible incidentals. Assuming everything is fine when you move out, you should eventually receive your security deposit back. In some cases, however, you might only receive a portion […]

  Moving or remodeling: it can be a very difficult (and big) decision to make. All you know at this point is that you’re unhappy with your home and something has to be done. Maybe it was your first home purchase, and your budget was limited and it was a starter home, and now you […]

Moving or remodeling: it can be a very difficult (and big) decision to make. All you know at this point is that you’re unhappy with your home and something has to be done. Maybe it was your first home purchase, and your budget was limited and it was a starter home, and now you need […]

Are you currently looking for an apartment? The process of looking for a place to live can be a long one. While it can be exciting for some—for example, someone moving out on their own for the first time or a couple getting their first place together—it’s important not to overlook some of the less […]

Now that you’ve thought about some of the advantages of renting out your home, it’s just as important to consider some of the following disadvantages as well: Cons Two monthly housing payments Whether you buy your next home or you rent, you’ll have to worry about that monthly payment, plus the mortgage you’re paying on […]

  Are you a homeowner who has thought about potentially renting out your home to a tenant? Being a landlord can be a rewarding experience, and while there are a lot of benefits to consider, there are also some disadvantages to think of as well. Maybe you’re ready for a change of scenery, but you’re […]

If you own a home, you may or may not be financially responsible for your lawn. While maintaining your own lawn can be fun and an opportunity to get creative, it can also get expensive. After all, it’s often one of the expenses that just comes with homeownership. If you’re looking for some ways to […]