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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 …

Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?
Tue, 07/6/10 | 18 Comments
Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?

I recently covered situations in which you’d have to pay real estate capital gains taxes, which prompted a few people to ask me about real estate capital losses.
The basic question is “If you have to …

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 …

Buy or Rent: The One Number you Need to Look at
Mon, 03/15/10 | 18 Comments
Buy or Rent: The One Number you Need to Look at

Kiplinger recently ran an article that shed some really great light on whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent an apartment. I’ve never addressed this topic on 20somethingfinance, because quite frankly …

Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First
Sun, 02/14/10 | 12 Comments
Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First

How to Find a Good Contractor & Save Money
If you’re like me, your home is your baby. You wouldn’t hire the first babysitter that you found in an ad without first asking some questions and …


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