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Renting problems that can easily be avoided

Three Common Renting Problems That Can Easily Be Avoided You’ll no doubt be familiar with tales of renting woe. It’s entirely possible you have one or two yourself. However, there are several issues that are preventable – either by tenant or landlord – just by having a checklist of important potential snags that will protect both sides. Seek References Although this may... ❯❯❯

Downsizing Depression: The 3 Sacrifices That Aren’t So Bad

When times get really tough and you desperately need to save some cash, it sometimes means moving into a smaller, cheaper home. For some people, this means letting go of their luxurious 6 bedroom home with 4 bathrooms and an acre of land, but for others, it means leaving behind their cosy 3 bedroom family home and embracing apartment living. This is no easy task if you’re used to living... ❯❯❯

5 Low Cost Ways for Renters to Stay Cool in the Hot Summer Months

If you are a renter, you know the pains of trying to stay cool in the summer months. In most cases, when you rent an apartment, you are lucky to have an A/C unit. If you do, chances are that it hasn’t been serviced or repaired in multiple years – and who knows how old the unit is. Also, if you have an absentee landlord who doesn’t care much for how comfortable you are in the... ❯❯❯

Frugal Solutions To Manage Your Residential Electric Bill

Everyone needs electricity, but everyone doesn’t need to go broke trying to pay his or her bill. If you’ve recently put yourself a budget, you’ll want to pay special attention to your electricity bill since it’s one of the many recurring bills that you have to pay. You’ll be glad to know that there is a flexible range of solutions that will help you manage your... ❯❯❯

5 Ways for Apartment Renters to Save Money on Winter Heating Bills

Winter is almost upon us – are you prepared? When it comes to saving money on winter and heating bills in your home – things are a little easier, because you have the freedom to make adjustments. Yet, when it comes to an apartment you are renting, things get a little trickier. If you start to notice higher than usual heating bills, chances are something needs to be repaired – the... ❯❯❯

Equity Release, A Good Property Investment Financing Option

As the global population density increases and land as a factor of production become unaffordable resource to majority of people, more individuals are finding it more reasonable and even convenient to invest in apartment. Some of the major benefits include relatively low cost of property maintenance and abundance of amenities such as security systems. Although there are varied properties financing... ❯❯❯

5 Apartment Heating Tips to Save You Money

If you happen to live in a city where the winter weather tends to be especially harsh and you’re also an individual who lives in an apartment, then you can probably attest to the fact that depending on how cold it gets, sometimes your heating bill can end up costing you a couple of hundred dollars—easily. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are actually some things that you... ❯❯❯

5 Products That Can Help You Save Money and Energy in Your Apartment

When it comes to cutting your carbon footprint, there are all kinds of steps you can take. For one thing, you can take the 3 Rs to heart by reducing the amount you consume, reusing whatever you can (instead of buying disposable items), and recycling items that you no longer need. You could also add a fourth R to your list by purchasing reclaimed furniture for your apartment. You can take public... ❯❯❯

Rental property: Modify your loan to make your investment affordable

You may be struggling to repay your loan that you took for your rental property. You'd have faced a lot of difficulty in getting it modified by your lender, if the government hadn't come up with its own loan modification program. However, since help is available at hand where over 100 lenders are participating to provide mortgage relief to struggling borrowers like you, it is important for you to... ❯❯❯

A Guide to Choosing Landlords Insurance

Most people have some kind of home insurance. How comprehensive this insurance is will entirely depend on your needs. Some people opt for full coverage of both their property and their contents, whilst others will choose one or the other. Insurance needs will vary from person to person; the type, size, value and location of your property will all play a role in determining what kind of cover is... ❯❯❯