14
Jan 19

"Yelp" for Landlords: Search These Sites Before You Move In

Apartment hunting is tough. On top of moving costs, and you know, finding a place to live, you have to worry about whether or not your landlord is actually trustworthy. It’s no surprise then that landlord-rating sites have begun popping up all over the internet, offering reviews and insights from tenants across the globe.

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27
Dec 18

Try Not to Freak Out: What Rent Costs in America's Priciest Zip Codes

If you had to guess where the most expensive neighborhood in the country is, what would you say?

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21
Dec 18

10 Conversations You Should Have With Your Roommate Before Moving In

They often call getting married and moving in together as “taking the plunge,” but if you ask us, moving in with someone you know and love is a lot less scary than moving in with a stranger. Don’t go into the roommate interview unprepared; we’ve got the questions to consider before you both sign the lease.

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15
Dec 18

7 Inexpensive Bathroom Upgrades That Will Up Your Home's Value

Potential buyers can be thrown off by the littlest things (just consult any episode of House Hunters). Even if you’re not thinking about selling your home now, you can make small improvements while you’re still living there without dedicating a lot of time or money to the cause.

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30
Nov 18

9 Signs You're Ready to Stop Renting and Buy Your First Place

Do you dream of a future with a yard and a white picket fence? One where you’re not writing away 30 percent of your salary to your landlord every month? Being able to buy a home is a big part of what we’re sold as “The American Dream,” but it’s not for everyone.

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21
Nov 18

5 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You

House hunting? You probably need a broker to help with your search. A great broker can find you a place to live but also sometimes winds up acting as your best friend, your mom, and your therapist all in one. For a successful end result, you really want to make this complex relationship work; we’ll let you in on what your broker might really be thinking…

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28
Oct 18

Address Numerology: Unlock Your Home's Hidden Personality

You already know your home has a story. You can literally see it when you strip away 30 years of paint off an old brick wall, like I’ve been doing this summer. (Who chose that bright orange that’s four layers deep?) But if you ask any numerologist, your home also has an innate personality and character—and that’s something a little harder to unlock.

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13
Oct 18

3 Things I Love About NYC (And 3 Things I Hate)

Like a lot of people, I grew up thinking that New York City was this magical place where all your dreams came true. In my fairytale, there was no gorgeous royal to sweep me off my feet—I was the princess, and New York was my one true love. When things were good, I pictured myself basking in the glow of the city lights. When things were bad, I told myself it would all go away once I got to New York.

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06
Sep 18

The 3 Traits That Signal a Bad Real Estate Agent

The first step to becoming a homeowner is finding a great real estate agent. He or she is vital to moving you through the home buying process and will be by your side from the moment you view your very first listing until you’ve been handed the keys to your new property. Since your agent will play such a big part in your search, it’s crucial to find someone who is the right fit for you.

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