Tips for Conserving Water

Water conservation is something we should all be mindful of, but depending on where you live in the United States, water usage concerns can vary drastically.  For example, in the state of California water conservation is a topic most residents have been personally affected by, as such most people make an effort to conserve as much water as possible.   However, in some states, such as Florida or Louisiana, there is no water shortage, so people do not give much thought to conservation efforts.  State variances aside, year to year there are a growing number of states in the Union who are expected to have water shortages.  As the number of states continues to increase, it signals a wider spread problem for the country as a whole.  Our climate is changing, and potable water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource.

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DIY Apartment Upgrades

When renting an apartment or a home, most renters think they are stuck with whatever comes with the rental space.  While a lease agreement may state that you can’t remodel or repaint any areas of the rental, there are still a ton of things you can do to get some cool upgrades without making permanent changes.  The great news is that you can take these upgrades with you to your next rental or your next rent-to-own home.

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Going Green at Home

Living a more green and healthy life should be a higher priority for nearly all of us these days. When we take the time to consider there are so many things that we cannot control, we should recognize the things we can control, our actions.  We should make an effort to welcome eco-friendly ideas and lifestyles into our daily routines so that we are more kind to the Earth and ourselves.  Here are a few things you can do to make your life greener at home and possibly save a little bit of green as well.

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Negotiating Tips for Home Buyers

If you are in the market to buy a home, you certainly want to find the right home at the right price on the best terms.  To accomplish that you will need to know how to negotiate.  To be the best negotiator possible, you will need a thorough understanding of the housing market at the neighborhood level.

In today’s market, there are fewer homes for sale than buyers willing to purchase those homes. With a short supply, it means the market is a seller’s market, and there is a good chance you will need to compete with other buyers to seal the deal on offer.  Knowing what terms to negotiate and how to negotiate those terms can be your best tool for closing on the home you want.

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Guide for First Time Home Buyers

One of the most significant challenges we all face in life is the process of becoming a homeowner.  Some folks can be tempted to go with the first house they can afford, while some others get hung up on trying to find the perfect home.  To help you on the journey to buying your first home, we put together a guide explaining what you will need to consider before purchasing a home, what to expect from the process of purchasing a home, and a few tips to help you after you’ve bought your first house.

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Now that Winter has come and passed it is time to start cleaning up your home. Every year we go through this Spring cleaning ritual to clean up all the cobwebs and dust that’s been collecting over the winter months.  This ancient ritual of spring cleaning ritual goes all the way back to the Persian empire.   Even today at the beginning of spring residents of Iran engage in what is called
“khooneh tekouni” which translates to “Shaking the house.”  If you are not sure where to start on your spring cleaning, then take a look at this guide which can help you get started.

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Tips for Saving Money on Energy Costs

Cutting back on your energy usage and your utility bills is a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Who does not want to help the environment while putting some of their hard-earned cash back in their pocket? Putting together this list of tips and ideas for saving money on your energy bills, we hope we have made it easy for you to take steps to save yourself some money and make your casa a more environmentally friendly place.
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Should you Rent a House or an Apartment

House or Apartment? This question is one of the most difficult questions to answer when considering what type of rental property to pursue.  In today’s rental market choosing between a single-family house to rent or an apartment unit is a very real and stressful choice facing the majority of renters.  There are many factors which go into to deciding what type of digs to rent.  One of those factors closely hinges on what a renter wants to get out of their place of residence.  Apartments these days are choke full of luxury amenities but come at the price of living near neighbors.  On the other hand, renting a house provides fewer luxuries but can give a renter more privacy and space. Since today’s rental market puts homes and apartments in nearly the same financial category, you can often find that classified listings for rentals apartments and rental homes differ very little regarding price.  So let’s examine some of these factors in a bit more detail and discuss.

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Questions to Ask when Considering a Rent-to-Own Home

There is that adage about not being afraid to ask stupid questions? While that technically may be true, it is essential to put forth the right questions while there is time to ask. When planning to buy a home or rent-to-own a home, there are so many questions to ask it is difficult to pick the right questions. Buying a home is a big step, and it is vital to ask the right questions regarding any home one would consider buying.
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Rent To Own Homes in San Antonio, TX

Way down deep in the heart of Texas is where you will find San Antonio. San Antonio is probably most popular for the battle fought at the Alamo during the struggle for Texas’ Independence. But honestly, San Antonio is a one of a kind city with a very rich history, and anyone who has never been to San Antonio needs to go check it out. The San Antonio area locals colloquially refer to the surrounding area as “Hill Country” due to the beautiful natural geography. Hill Country is teaming with wild rivers, flowing waterfalls, natural springs, forests of cedar and cacti, amazing rock formations, and sprawling natural caverns.
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