Here Are 5 Financial Disadvantages of Owning a Huge House

Huge House
Big, expensive houses are all the rage these days. Celebrities and wealthy businesspeople seem to be buying up ever-larger homes at an alarming rate. While there are some advantages to owning a large home, there are also several disadvantages that you should be aware of before making the decision to buy one. In this blog post, we will discuss five financial disadvantages of owning a huge house. Houses...
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How to Decide If a Location Is Right for You

How to Decide If a Location Is Right for You
The pandemic led many Americans to pick up and move to a different location. Our family has moved across the country twice, resulting in some culture and weather shocks, though we did our best to prepare beforehand. If you’re considering making a major move, take these steps to decide if a location is right for you BEFORE you move. The Price of a Major Move I met a family recently who lived in New...
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Attorney State Versus Title State

Attorney States Versus Title States
After 20 years of renting, we’ve bought two houses in the last ten years. We’ve also sold one home. We’ve learned that selling a house can be complicated, so having a knowledgeable realtor is imperative. We’ve also learned that some states are attorney states, and some are title states, and the difference between those two types is vast. One is much easier and quicker to negotiate than the...
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Why We Won’t Buy a Home without a Home Inspection

Buy a House without a Home Inspection
Eight years ago, we bought our home in Arizona. We had a home inspection by a “budget” inspector, and the home inspector found very little—exposed outdoor pipes that needed to be insulated and a few roof tiles that needed to be repaired. The sellers happily corrected those problems. And then, within the first week of moving in, the water heater and the doorbell broke. Soon after, the garage...
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How We Saved Money Preparing Our House for Sale

How We Saved Money Preparing Our House for Sale
My husband and I are planning to sell our house in the next few months, but we were concerned about how much we would need to spend to get our house show-ready. Luckily, we called our realtor first and learned we don’t have to spend that much money. Here’s how we saved money preparing our house for sale. About Our House We bought our house in 2014. While not quite a handyman special, it needed...
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