When purchasing a new home, there are many different steps to take to complete the process and ensure that the property is in good condition before moving in.
Part of our Net Zero Nest journey is to figure out how much space our family really needs. Our new house is about 1,950 square feet — 800 square feet smaller than our previous home and 450 square feet smaller than the average American single family home.
It’s no secret that real estate is a tax friendly investment.
There are not many investments that offer the tax advantages that real estate provides. Now, I’m no hater of Wall Street. I feel that diversity is important to any portfolio; but when it comes to taxes, real estate has many other investment vehicles beat.
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger just sold their home in the Hollywood Hills for over the asking price.
Now that LeBron James has gone home to play basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he’s selling his other home — in Miami. The NBA superstar led the Miami Heat to the finals four times before he opted out of his contract and rejoined the Cavs.
City living is exciting. It’s also expensive. Or is it?
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum turned 30 this summer, and he’s putting his bachelor-friendly mansion on the market for nearly $4 million.
Here are four quick ways you can tell if your rent is too high.
Meghan Reidy really doesn’t like her downstairs bathroom.
“It’s just ugly and is the main bathroom that all our guests use,” said the Pittsburgh-based mom.
Well, it’s October already and Halloween decorations are already starting to surface. Haunted houses are fun to visit but most people wouldn’t want to live in one, right? So that raises a “spooky” legal question. Do real estate brokers or sellers have a legal duty to inform purchasers if houses are truly haunted — i.e, have been the site of a murder, suicide or paranormal activity?
“Secret shoppers” found hardware stores and painting contractors that downplayed the dangers of lead paint exposure.
Women dance zumba at a Cinco de Mayo festival at Denver’s Civic Center Park on May 4, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to attend the two day event, billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the United States. Cinco de Mayo observes the victory of the Mexican army over French forces on May 5, 1862 in the town of Puebla, Mexico.
Here’s a quick one for you trivia lovers, Pub Trivia: True or False? Is Switzerland a member of the UN?
True – Switzerland is indeed a member of the UN, having been sanctioned to membership on 10th September 2002. Switzerland is actually the 190th member country at the UN.
Out of all the available construction materials out there, steel has the highest strength to weight ratio. It also won’t warp or split, its waterproof, and termites don’t stand a chance with it.
Among its many benefits you will also get a gorgeous garden out of having stump grinding done. Free mulch is just what your flowers and other plants need.
Here’s the easiest promise you’ll ever make: I’ll never rake leaves again. Raking leaves wastes energy — yours and your community’s, which spends lots of tax dollars collecting and disposing of leaves each fall.
With busy schedules and a number of family members living in one space, it can be easy for the household to become messy and unclean throughout the week.
If you decide to tackle the job of cleaning your carpet yourself, you may find that although you did your best the carpet just didn’t come out looking as fresh and bright as it would have if you had hired a professional carpet cleaner like the Carpet Cleaning Kings Brisbane.
The current owner bought the 1,800-square-foot home and meticulously restored it to its original design.
Secondary suites are seeing an enormous surge in popularity around the world – but particularly in Australia. If you are interested in an affordable means of adding value to your property, or even offsetting the cost of your mortgage repayments, building a secondary suite may be an ideal option.
Fencing serves a practical purpose for residential plots. They delineate the property, keep animals in and also help to deter intruders. However, far too many fences provide these benefits in exchange for an unfortunate aesthetic trade-off. Simply put: they don’t look nearly as good as they ought to.