Living in a Hotel: Everything to Know (Including Costs)

Living in a Hotel: Everything to Know (Including Costs)

Room service, housekeeping, state of the art gyms – all which can be had for less than you can pay for an apartment. Living in a hotel is certainly different than living in an apartment or a house. This lifestyle choice is booming. In this article, we uncover...
The Costs of Selling a Property and How to Slash Them

The Costs of Selling a Property and How to Slash Them

There are a number of different costs associated with selling a house, many of which you may not be aware of if you haven’t sold a property before. Before you embark on the upheaval of selling your home, make sure that you’re aware of the true cost of selling your...
The Rental Basics for College Students

The Rental Basics for College Students

If you are a college student in search of an off-campus apartment, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the process. Along with dealing with hordes of other students looking to secure housing and tricky lease wording, there’s a bevy of issues to consider before signing...
List of Homeowners Insurance Companies to Consider

List of Homeowners Insurance Companies to Consider

For this article, we’ve compiled a list of homeowners insurance companies to consider. These are the ten largest homeowners insurance companies in the United States today. When you’re looking for homeowner’s insurance, it’s wise to pick an insurance company on this...
What Should Your Credit Score Be to Buy a Home?

What Should Your Credit Score Be to Buy a Home?

For this post, I’m answering 2 very similar questions: What’s the minimum credit score needed to buy a home? What’s the ideal credit score needed to buy a home? (note: higher isn’t always better) You’re smart for wondering about your...
What credit score do you need to buy a house?

What credit score do you need to buy a house?

A few weeks back, I got a super, super shiny Discover it card in the mail. It’s blue and it’s orange and I love it. Okay, love is a little strong but I’m really liking my first credit card. I don’t ‘love’ it because of its credit...
The Pros and Cons of Renting a Furnished Space

The Pros and Cons of Renting a Furnished Space

The following is a guest post provided by Jennifer Riner of Zillow. *** Fully-furnished spaces are most common in vacation homes and short-term properties. Typically, apartments with 12-month or longer leases come unfurnished. However, private owners leasing their...
Tips for Surviving a Whole Home Remodel

Tips for Surviving a Whole Home Remodel

I’ve just survived my house being torn apart and rebuilt. And I got through it alive. Even with the complications of living with 3 roommates and 2 dogs. Although 1 dog did die halfway through the remodel… and the cops got called once… Remodeling a...
Yes, You Should Buy Your Dream Home

Yes, You Should Buy Your Dream Home

Something I wanted to do before buying a house was to live in a variety of homes. Like Goldilocks, I wanted to try everything out. I wanted to try different houses in different locations. Historic neighborhoods, suburbia, suburbia 2.0 (trees instead of saplings), and...