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How to Assess Apartment Security: Stay-Safe Tips for Renters

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

As we enter prime moving season, many novice and veteran apartment hunters may be more focused on finding an affordable apartment than a safe apartment. There’s no need to worry, you can find both by checking for these safety features in any prospective rental.

Check out the neighborhood

My mom used to say, “You are the company that you keep.” The same applies to your neighborhood – you’re as safe as your apartment’s surroundings. So, what’s the best way to

Baby Proofing a House vs. Baby Proofing an Apartment

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Baby proofing is an important option for you to consider when you are going to have a baby. Though it might not be of much use in the earlier stages, it won’t be long before your baby starts crawling and then walking. Since it’s not possible for you to have constant watch over your child during these stages you must baby proof your home for your kid’s safety.

A small lapse in concentration could lead to drastic and unwanted events.

Tips For a Low Income First Time Home Buyer

Monday, June 6th, 2011

For those with relatively low income, homes can be much harder to buy outright. Those who need to secure a low income mortgage agreement can benefit from some time-tested strategies for avoiding high risk of foreclosure.

Amass a Large Down Payment

Generally, the more money the borrower puts down up front on the house, the better. A bigger down payment can alleviate some of the high monthly payments that cause some foreclosures. Having equity is like a solid savings plan,

Downsizing: Selling Your Home and Moving into an Apartment

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Selling your home is not an option you would like, but it is always a card you can play when you are in need. Downsizing is an option some choose particularly after retirement. If you wish to downsize your home in the near future, selling and moving into an apartment may be the best choice.

Reasons for the Decision of Selling Your Home

There are many reasons why people choose to downsize their homes. The most common is financial insecurity.

Do You Qualify for the Good Neighbor Next Door Program?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The Good Neighbor Next Door Program is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It’s an incentive program that aims to place certain government employees within designated revitalization areas within a city. People who are eligible for the program are able to purchase a home at 50 percent off the list price. You must belong to one of the following professions in order to qualify for the Good Neighbor Next Door Program.

Law Enforcement

This qualification applies