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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9 Things to Know Before You Sell Your Home for a Camper Van

Sell Your Home for a Camper Van
Who hasn’t thought of selling their home and traveling the country? When it’s cold in the Midwest, you can drive to the South. If you need a change of scenery, get on the road and drive. After all, living this lifestyle is easier than ever now because the pandemic made remote working so accessible. Romanticizing working anywhere while touring the United States is appealing, but before you sell...
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How to Attract Good Tenants to Your Rental Property

Draw Good Tenants to Your Rental Property
Good tenants can make being a landlord a breeze. They pay on time, let you know promptly when something breaks, and take care of your property as if it was their own. Bad tenants, on the other hand, can make being a landlord a nightmare. They may disturb their neighbors with loud music and parties. They’re rough on the property and cause damage. They may not pay on time, and you might have to go...
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Should You Get a Mortgage at a Young Age?

Mortgage at a Young Age
The single biggest purchase you will make is your home. Many people will spend 30 years (or longer if they continue to refinance) paying off their mortgage. Because it’s such a large obligation, people often wait to buy a home until their 30s or later. According to Experian, the average age of first-time homeownership in the United States is 34 years old. However, others get a mortgage at a young...
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Small Things That Add to Your Electric Bill

small things that add to electric bill
There are lots of small things that add to your electric bill. Little things in a typical American home that may cause a larger burden on your power supply–especially if there are more than one of them present at a time. Some frugal bloggers talk about “vampire” power drains from always-plugged in televisions, computers, and other hardware, but this only represents a very small percentage...
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