Everyone was telling us to get a mortgage. They were extolling the virtues of owning your own home. It was all about putting down roots and establishing credit. We looked into houses we could afford with our down payment and available credit as newlyweds. We had good jobs, but we were still working on getting a higher degree and possible moving where our work would take us. We worked in the same industry, so we could easily move into another biotech firm together. Instead of looking at more homes, we rented an apartment in Hattiesburg MS instead.
It was the best option for us. There was no point in getting saddled with a mortgage if we were going to be moving in a year or so. We could handle paying out the rest of a lease, but owning a home would have been a problem. If we had a mortgage, we would have to go and find a new place, then sell the home here. Read the rest of this entry »
When my husband and I wanted to refinance our house, we knew that we were going to have to get it appraised again. When it was first appraised when we bought it, we were actually surprised at how low it came in. We had already agreed to a price though, and we were not able to renegotiate. We made a lot of improvements over the years, and we also purchased an empty lot next door for a crazy low price. We figured that those things would have to make a Sacramento appraiser give us a price closer to what we were thinking it should be.
We knew that if the appraisal came in low, that it would hurt our chances of getting the house refinanced. Read the rest of this entry »
It is finally time for my wife and I to look for a new house. I am excited that we will be able to move to a new house soon, if everything goes well, because this is something that we have wanted to do for a few years now but that time has not been right previously. I feel housing prices are going to keep going up though and so I want to find Park City Utah real estate information out as that is where we would like to move.
I know that there is a growing demand for houses right now, so that means if we do not act now, then we are going to face continually rising costs for houses. Read the rest of this entry »
My wife and I threw ourselves into our work for so many years, that it was rather rare for us to get away on vacations. I think we took two total in 20 years time. We decided we needed to change because we had earned some time for relaxation. We traveled to California and really fell hard for the Pebble Beach real estate that we had a chance to look at. We live in New York City where things are much more drab in many ways, and we loved how sunny and energetic California is.
Knowing that it would be career suicide for either one of us to give up our jobs and move, we went back home after our trip and talked on and off about buying a second home. We had been really good with our money over the years. We like to live simple and had not blown our money on things. So, we were able to save a lot. Read the rest of this entry »
When my husband and I got married nearly three years ago, we knew that we wanted to rent rather than buy a house. Neither one of us knew if we would be staying in the Raleigh area with our jobs, and we did not want to have to deal with selling a house if we did end up moving out of the area. Well, it did not work out that way, because we were both given really great contracts with our respective jobs. We also knew that we wanted to look at Raleigh apartments rather than a house to buy after just a few years.
Living in a house will be nice one day, but we are both just too busy right now. We don’t want kids for at least another five or six years, and we didn’t do a lot of socializing at our house because we usually just met people out somewhere. We thought we wanted a house, but we discovered that it is a lot of maintenance, which is something neither one of us really wanted just yet. We wanted someone else to take care of burnt out bulbs, mowing the grass, shoveling the snow and anything else that would happen to need to be done. Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing like a beautiful property to retreat to when the stress of daily life can take its toll. We are so drawn to real estate at the edge of tropical waters. It seems so natural. Sunny skies. Calm and stable weather. It is attractive to people who have a lot of storms in their lives. To be able to go to a place that is pretty much the same year round is such a therapeutic tool to have available. We utilized the services of the Clear Blue Skies Group to find us such a property. It can be snowing and just plain miserable in the part of the world where we normally live, but when we go to our vacation home it is beautiful. Even rainy days are nice. The sun cannot help but poke through at least some part of a rainy day. Read the rest of this entry »
After finally graduating from college where I lived on campus for four years, I made the very adult decision to move into a new apartment. It felt strange to be moving into a place that I wouldn’t have to be sharing with a dorm mate, or anyone else for that matter. It would mark the very first time that I was living on my own. Finding apartments for rent in Baltimore MD turned out to be less of a headache than I had originally imagined. It’s kind of funny what some people take for granted after they’ve experienced a thing.
Most of my friends at this point in their lives have already had their own place. Multiple places, even. I was seriously stressing out over finding what I wanted and hoped to be the ‘perfect place’. I had been doing some insane research – the average cost of rent through the entire city. Read the rest of this entry »
The choice of the perfect angle for your photo makes a huge difference in the way it appears to the viewer, especially in regards to real estate photography in Nashville. Depending on what the motif of your photo is, this choice can involve different considerations. When you are focusing on one specific object (or person), your choice is mainly if you want it to appear as a major, central element (a ‘main character’), or if it plays only a minor role in your picture.One way to make an object appear big and important is to place the camera close enough to make that object appear to take up a great area of the image. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever lived in a trailer? It can be nice, but I have lived in them and in apartments. I prefer apartment living, and started to look for Lafayette apartments for rent. We had leased a place in a mobile park, and now we were anticipating the end of the lease so we could get back into a nice apartment. We could not afford a traditional home, so I thought a mobile home would have been the next best choice. Wrong move for us. Things do not seem as durable and made for family living. An apartment is home-like quality in a smaller space. Where we were at before, even the carpeting was thin.
When we checked out the Lafayette apartments for rent, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the quality of the materials that went into building them were of regular residential home quality. There were no cut corners or mass produced feel here. Everyone knows that any child can be rough on things. It takes a few years to teach them to be careful with things. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re looking for apartments for Dallas you can do no wrong by checking out the various real estate listings and blogs in the area. I’ve found that is one of the best way to find an apartment is usually by browsing these sorts of listings but I’ve also discovered that by walking through different neighborhoods or areas where a lot of rental property can be found is also a great way to score some really sick places. My friends are always amazed that I’m able to find the places that I do (I like to move every year).
It’s amazing the kinds of places that you can find when you’re just walking around. Read the rest of this entry »
My husband was offered a great job in Manchester a few months ago. The only problem was that he had to start immediately. I knew that we would not have enough time to sell our house and pick out a new one in Manchester in such a short time, plus we have a young daughter who wanted to finish out the school year at our old house. We decided to look at Manchester apartments and find one that would be good enough for temporary housing until we could find what we wanted there.
I did a quick search, hoping to be able to at least find a couple of complexes that we could check out in person one weekend. I was not expecting to be able to find everything I needed right there online, but that is exactly what happened. I was able to look at several different apartment complexes, and it made me so happy that we would be able to do everything without having to take several trips there. Read the rest of this entry »
Very simply as the word implies a home custom designed to meet your desires. Most often this is the result of being unable to find the house you want where you want it. Custom home design provides for satisfying both, especially with CAD Outsourcing. Many tract builders will not make changes at all or will strictly limit them. Materials are predetermined but selections of colors are usually very generous and satisfy most people. Most homes today are energy efficient but some builders will be at the minimum of what the code or market allows. Upgrades are usually available but not always. A custom home will allow for total control and selection if that is preferred.That path will require design fees not apparent in buying a new or existing house. Read the rest of this entry »
I just broke up with my girlfriend, and we had been living in the same apartment. In retrospect, it seems like a bit of a mistake to move in with her, when just a few months down the line, I ended up breaking up with her. It is disappointing that things worked out this way, and I do feel a good bit of regret for what has transpired. But I will try to focus on finding a new Columbia SC apartments, as opposed to dwelling in my own misery.
I would not have ended our relationship if I saw any other option that appeared to be tenable. But rather, it seemed like the only solution to what had transpired. She broke my trust, and she hurt me bad. I just can’t assume that it will never happen again, and even though I love her, I have to protect myself. Read the rest of this entry »
I am going to have to find a new place to live for the upcoming academic year, because I had to move out of my previous apartment for a variety of reasons. I don’t really want to get into those details, because some of them are personal,a nd some of them are also painful, and I just don’t want to discuss it right now. But what I do want to discuss, is my need for a apartment in Columbia SC that is available at a good price, but is also a nice apartment, and kind of close to campus.
The further away from campus that the apartment lies, the harder it is for me to have reliable transportation to campus, to attend my classes, on accuont of the fact that I do not have a car at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »
I actually asked a real estate agent because she had an ad that said she could find the best Westlake apartments for you. I figured she could find a nice place close to where we both work, and Westlake is close. My wife and I wanted a place with a pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, playground for the kids and a super nice gym. Oh, and we wanted nice big sharable spaces we could use for things such as a big birthday party or other celebration when large groups of family and friends would be coming over. No need to have a big house with a lot of space that is unused for a big portion of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
Buying a home in Spain was one of the best things that my husband and I could have done. I had always wanted to live in Europe. My husband and I vacationed in Spain every year, and we liked it there a lot. We had purchased a time share, so it was nice because we were able to travel to a different spot in Spain each time that we went back. Two years ago my husband and I visited Barcelona for the second time. The time share that we had there was amazing. We were in the heart of the city, but at the same time we were only a few miles away from a beautiful beach. I liked it there a lot, but I did not know how my husband felt about it.
To my surprise, my husband really liked it there too, and he suggested that we look into European real estate. Read the rest of this entry »
As is the case around the world, much of the European real estate market is suffering. Individuals trying to sell their properties are having a more difficult time, and the construction of new properties is on a decline too. In this difficult market, staging a home for sale is essential. Staging can make all the difference between selling a property quickly and watching it sit on the market for months or years. Staging is as simple as removing clutter from a flat and making it look less personal. The seller has the goal of making the buyer feel at home in their flat, and this will never be accomplished if it is difficult to see the beauty due to a large amount of clutter or too many very personal items. Removing family photos from the walls, boxing up unnecessary belongings and selling or donating things the seller no longer needs can go far toward staging a flat and making it more appealing to a larger number of potential buyers. In addition to removing clutter, it is sometimes beneficial to ask for help from a professional stager. Read the rest of this entry »