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5 Reasons Why you Should Not Build a New Home
Wed, 03/30/11 | 16 Comments
5 Reasons Why you Should Not Build a New Home

We’ve all dreamed of building our own home (read: having someone else build it for us) at one point or another. After all, a home is a very personal thing. It’s the place where we …

7 HUGE Benefits to Downsizing into a Tiny Home
Wed, 08/11/10 | 24 Comments
7 HUGE Benefits to Downsizing into a Tiny Home

Tiny Home Movement is Growing Rapidly
Admittedly, I haven’t made the leap from a regular-sized home to a tiny home just yet. But that hasn’t stopped me from strongly considering it. I have a 1,000 sq. …

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

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 | 5 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 …

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 …


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