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Pros & Cons of Tiny House Living

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The tiny house movement has become a big deal in the last couple of years. I think one of the reasons for this is because we are rebounding from the way new homes seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Additionally, more and more people are looking for ways to save money and living in a tiny house can, no doubt, help you save. But along with the savings you get from living in a tiny house, there are disadvantages too, so let’s take a look at the pros and cons of tiny house living. Pros of Tiny House Living: 1. Saves Money Of course, I already mentioned the money savings, but now I will list some examples of how tiny house living can help keep money in your pocket. Maintenance and repairs on a smaller home will obviously cost you less when the home is smaller because painting or siding a smaller area is cheaper. If your tiny house needs a new roof, think of how much you could save when that project needs to be done. But in addition to exterior maintenance there are other money saving features as well, such as lower heating and cooling costs, less ...

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What You Should Know About Selling a Timeshare

If you think that selling your timeshare will be just like selling a house – think again. Simply put, when a buyer is interested in purchasing a home, they know that they are buying full ownership of the property. However, when purchasing a timeshare, ownership is not always clearly defined. As a result of the complex terms of timeshare contracts, many buyers get confused and uninterested quickly. If you want to increase the chances of selling your timeshare, knowing how they work is the first step. Timeshare Relief There are plenty of reasons that people consider sharing their timeshare. At the top of the list might include financial burdens and family changes. While most timeshare owners will try the selling process on their own, if you’ve tried that route with no success, a company like Allied Solution Group offers timeshare relief services. Know the Facts Whether selling timeshare on your own or with the help of a service provider, here are some facts you’ll want to know about your package. 1.  Week Number The value of your timeshare will greatly depend upon how attractive your week number is to potential buyers. In some instances, a timeshare property is divided into 52 weeks, each ...

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4 Benefits of Building (vs buying) a Home

When you decide the time is right for you to buy a house, you might be wondering whether it is better to build or to buy an existing home. To help you decide what is best for you, we will include below 4 benefits of building vs buying a home. New vs Used Obviously one advantage of building a new home instead of shopping around to buy a home that was built 20, 30, or even 40 or more years ago is that you are getting everything brand new. A new home comes with new wiring, new windows, new plumbing, etc. Having all new building materials should ensure that your home is more energy efficient due to newer technologies in their production. Read my post on hidden homeownership costs here for more useful information on what to expect. In addition, your new home will probably come with new appliances so you won’t have to worry about replacing them any time soon due to wear and tear from previous owners as you might if you buy a previously occupied home. Customize vs Compromise Another advantage of building a home instead of taking what you can find on the market is customization. ...

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Should You Buy a Timeshare?

Were you to ask your friends, family or co-workers how often they take a vacation I am betting some of them would answer that they either can’t take the time away from work or can’t afford to pay for a vacation on an annual basis. If you are in a similar position, how would you like to take a vacation every single year, guaranteed? A timeshare can give you that. But you may be wondering, should you buy in a timeshare? Below are some things to think about before buying one so you can do so with your eyes wide open. Annual Vacation One of the many benefits of buying a time share is that you have the ability to take a vacation every single year. You can catch up on rest and relaxation as well as enjoy beaches, skiing, tourism, or whatever it is you enjoy doing or have always dreamed of doing by buying a timeshare. You Can Travel to Other Locations When you own a timeshare you don’t have to travel to the same place every year for your vacation if you don’t want to. Time shares can be exchanged for a different package in a variety ...

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Common Pitfalls You Might Encounter During a Fix and Flip

House flipping has become an increasingly popular means of making a profit in the US and it’s easy to see why. On the surface, flipping a house is simple; buy a property, make some fixes, profit! But before you start seeing dollar signs roll by, it’s important to consider the hard work this type of investment takes. After all, no one thinks buying a house is an easy process, no one thinks making large-scale improvements on a house is an easy process, and no one thinks selling a house is an easy process… With flipping you’re taking on all three challenges in the time that it takes some people to complete just one. However, it’s not all doom and gloom! If you’re prepared to take on the task and you stick to the rules, you can find yourself sitting on a pretty profit and may even find the process fun! The important thing is to learn from the mistakes of others, instead of making them yourself. Be aware of these 3 classic blunders and be careful not to let them affect your profits. Not Sticking to the Numbers So you hired a real estate professional to evaluate your home. They ...

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