Archive for March, 2013

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How to Talk Finances as a Couple

How to Talk Finances as a Couple

While buying a home together is quite an exciting process, there are also a few things you both would rather just shove under the rug rather than talk about, and your budget is probably an item high on that list. Many couples avoid talking about money, and while we agree that it’s not the most [...]

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Buying a Home

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Buying a Home

Buying a home is a huge life step. After all, it is probably going to be the largest purchase you ever make. Now chances are you’ve probably slaved for hours creating the perfect home wish list, slaved for years putting enough money in savings to render a decent down payment and spoken to an experienced [...]

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5 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home’s Security

5 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home’s Security

Everyone wants to live in a safe and secure environment, but let’s be honest, everyone does not have extra thousand dollars lying around in order to equip ourselves with a decent home security system. Plus, take away the fact that many of us aren’t allowed to have a dog in our current dwelling and we [...]

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4 Surprising Ways You Might be Violating Your Lease

4 Surprising Ways You Might be Violating Your Lease

People never think they’re in violation of their rental agreement, but in reality, many people are. Think about it; when you signed your lease, you were probably in a hurry to begin with. You were probably excited about moving into a new place and most likely didn’t read everything word for word. Chances are you [...]

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Personalizing Your Home for Cheap

Personalizing Your Home for Cheap

No one wants to feel like they’re living in a hotel, but personalizing your home can often rack up quite the price tag. After all, interior designers don’t come cheap, and if you’re planning on making your home look like something out of a magazine you should probably start building up your savings account. Of [...]

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Making Guests Comfortable in Your Home

Making Guests Comfortable in Your Home

No one wants to be that house. You know the one; the one that everything avoids going to for a occasions or celebrations. You want to know that if you’re going to have people over they will enjoy themselves, not countdown the seconds until they can leave. Of course no matter how amazing of a [...]

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4 Things No One Tells You About Living Alone

4 Things No One Tells You About Living Alone

Ah, the dream of living alone. It’s pretty amazing really; whether you’ve just bought your first home or you’re still a struggling college who’s just plain sick of having roommates, living alone can seem like the ultimate dream for all of those who still have housemates to deal with. However, before you get all excited [...]

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How to Find the Perfect Tenants

How to Find the Perfect Tenants

So you’ve decided to become a landlord, good for you! Renting out your home or property can be a great way to bring in some extra income; provided you rent to the right person, that is. There is nothing that will suck your savings account faster than a tenant that has a complete disregard for [...]

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New Home To-Do List

New Home To-Do List

If you’ve just moved into a new home, chances are your hands are already pretty full, so it’s perfectly understandable if you’d rather completely skip this article and focus on unpacking. However, there are a few things that may even take priority over that. So before you even start on repainting that god awful downstairs [...]

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Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before You Move In

Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before You Move In

Your landlord can be quite an intimidating presence, and they can either provide a pleasant living experience or make your life a living hell. However, they are still human (most of the time), so there are plenty of things that could probably be smoothed over will a little good communication. In fact, here is a [...]

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