Your guide to apartment hunting and apartment living

Home Décor Essentials Every Home Should Have

If you own a house or an apartment, you will know how difficult it is to manage one. The most difficult step that you will encounter in the beginning is decorating your home. You are faced with a lot of questions. What items/furniture to add and where to put them? Sure you can do the best you can, but a home is incomplete without a couple of essentials. These items may be very small, but they can... ❯❯❯

Breaking an Apartment Lease Early: What to Expect

Take caution before breaking your lease. A valid lease is a binding contract which shouldn't be taken lightly. There are many reasons why you might need to move out ASAP.  Potential reasons might be the loss of a job or maybe your company transferred you. It's also possible that your roommate just decided to get up and leave, and you cannot pay the rent on your own. The reasons are many, but... ❯❯❯

Should You Sell Your Apartment Without Using a Traditional Agent?

With the average real estate agent charging as much as 3% of the listing price to sell your apartment, many homeowners are choosing to look into alternative ways to sell their house and save some money.  There are a variety of ways that you can go about doing this including completely doing it yourself, using an online agent, and using listing sites like eBay and Gumtree.  We are going... ❯❯❯

Why Does My AC Keep Freezing Up?

Your air conditioning unit may do nothing for half of the year. But, as soon as the weather warms up you’ll want to turn it on. Of course, you expect it simply to work but, unfortunately, this is not always the case. Air conditioning freezing up is one of the most common issues you can get. There are several possible causes and it’s advisable to know what these might be. However, you... ❯❯❯

These Are the Best Rental Markets for Investors in America Right Now

These Are the Best Rental Markets for Investors in America Right Now If you're looking to invest in rental properties, not all markets are equal. These are the best rental markets in America right now. You're itching to boost your bottom line this year, and you're thinking about doing it by becoming a landlord. Good idea. Research shows that 27 percent of people in the United States rented... ❯❯❯

Self-Storage Tips: The Dos and Don'ts of Using Self-Storage When You Move

If you're moving home, using self-storage can make life so much easier. We look at how to do it right with these practical self-storage tips. Americans are not moving as much as they used to. In 2016, only 11% of Americans moved, a historically low rate. Moving is one of the most stressful things we can go through. Why aren't we moving as much we used to? Maybe it's to avoid the stress of... ❯❯❯

How to Sell Your Apartment Quickly: 4 Tips That Could Help

Are you currently in a position where you need to sell your apartment quickly?  Maybe you need to move to another state for work, or maybe you’re pregnant and need to upgrade to a property with extra space.  Whatever the reason for needing a quick sale, there are steps that you can take to speed up the sales process.  We have explained four of the most important below. ... ❯❯❯

Tricks and Tips for First Home Buyers

Credit: Paulbr75 Buying a home is the single biggest purchase most people will make in their entire life, and taking that first step can be both terrifying and exhilarating. Good Things Take Time First and foremost, don't rush! Take your time. Don't put time constraints on yourself to find a house within ‘so many weeks’ or try to get financed within ‘so many days’. ... ❯❯❯

Tips from a Mortgage Advisor

Unlike other types of loans, a mortgage is secured against your home so if you don't keep up with monthly repayments, the bank or company that lent you the money could apply to a court to repossess your home and sell it to recover the money lent.  Here are some tips from a mortgage advisor: The first thing to consider is your deposit. The deposit is the amount of your own money that you... ❯❯❯