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Craigslist Apartment Searches on Google Maps Mashups
Sun, 07/18/10 | 4 Comments
Craigslist Apartment Searches on Google Maps Mashups

First there was Mapskrieg
I had previously highlighted Mapskrieg as one of the 4 best real estate search tools. Mapskrieg essentially overlays all Craigslist apartment listings over a Google Map, so that you can visually see …

Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home
Wed, 06/23/10 | 3 Comments
Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home

When you are about to sell your home, one of the first things that you should consider is if you will have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale. This is a topic that …

Box of Tricks: 1 Apartment, 24 Rooms, 344 Square Feet
Mon, 05/10/10 | 7 Comments
Box of Tricks: 1 Apartment, 24 Rooms, 344 Square Feet

I’m a huge fan of tiny homes, so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered an apartment that was renovated to include 24 different room configurations, all within 344 square feet! The New York …

I Could Buy my Old House for One-Third of the Price?
Mon, 09/7/09 | 9 Comments
I Could Buy my Old House for One-Third of the Price?

A Lot can Change in the Housing Market in Two Years!
Two years ago I sold my previous home FSBO for $140K (that’s it in the picture and more pictures below). Just out of curiosity, I …

Don’t Move Without First Using these 4 Real Estate Websites
Sun, 08/23/09 | 2 Comments
Don’t Move Without First Using these 4 Real Estate Websites

The Best Real Estate Search Sites
When looking to buy a house or move into a new apartment, there are a few essential real estate sites out there that you may want to first visit to …

A Look Into the Tiny House Movement with an Interview of Tiny Home Pioneer Jay Shafer
Sun, 08/9/09 | 8 Comments
A Look Into the Tiny House Movement with an Interview of Tiny Home Pioneer Jay Shafer

The Tiny Home Movement

‘Home Downsizing’ has started to catch on like wildfire, particularly in the last year. Many people are simply no longer able to pay their mortgages after being laid off or getting their …


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