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The Cheapest College Towns to Live in & why you Should Consider Moving to One
Wed, 11/23/11 | 11 Comments
The Cheapest College Towns to Live in & why you Should Consider Moving to One

Having lived in two college towns (one as a student and one currently for employment), I can attest that they are great places to take up residence.
If I had to sum up in one word …

5 Reasons Why you Should Not Build a New Home
Wed, 03/30/11 | 14 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 …

5 Tips to Help you Cool Down your Heating Bill
Wed, 02/16/11 | 7 Comments
5 Tips to Help you Cool Down your Heating Bill

This is a guest post by Andrea Horn, personal finance coach and creator of Recession Proof Living. Considering I just spent $150 on my heating bill last month, I need to listen up! – G.E.

When …

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
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 …


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