Housing Archive

How to Avoid Housing Scams on Craigslist

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Craigslist is a tremendously valuable instrument to look for and find facts on houses. It’s utilized to obtain roommates, houses and apartments for rent, purchase real estate and switch houses in addition to submit the sort of housing you require. It’s no shock that thief’s have perceived this as

Is the High Cost of Housing Getting You Down?

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With McMansions popping up on every corner, more and more people are working longer, and harder to keep up the payments on these fancy digs. At some point in time the thought runs through the minds of some owners, is it worth it? For some it is, but for

Is Affordable Housing Really Affordable?

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Many people are so eager to try and find affordable housing in their general area, because they want to see how much cheaper they can get their rent. However in some places, especially in New Jersey, affordable housing can be just as expensive. Of course you will be able

Are Tiny Homes Really a Realistic Housing Option?

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The collapse of the housing market, the resulting credit crunch, a high unemployment rate and the threat of impending environmental disasters have many people in the U.S. and around the world re-thinking the way they live with an emphasis on cutting back on expenses, buying fewer products and reducing

New Jersey’s Affordable Housing: What They Don’t Tell You

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Trying to find information on New Jersey’s affordable housing process can definitely be a challenge. Especially since that process can vary depending on what town you happen to live in. After doing some very extensive research, and speaking with people who have gone through this very complicated process, I

Housing Guide: The Basics of Interpreting and Signing a Lease Agreement

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If you’ve ever rented an apartment anywhere before, you should be familiar with the lease signing process. If this will be your first time renting somewhere, you will soon learn that the lease is your official contract between you, the renter, and the owner of the place, the landlord

Housing and Urban Development from 1985-2010

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HUD, officially Housing and Urban Development, has been around since 1965 as a cabinet level government agency. It was born out of the The Housing Act of 1937. With that legislation not too much was done in the way of actual housing improvements and the idea waned – probably

How to Find Short-Term Housing when Relocating

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The best option when you are relocating and need a place to stay for up to 3 months is to stay with family or friends if all possible. Unfortunately, this is not always an option, so here are some other ideas to make your transition to a new city

What is a Public Housing Certificate?

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The Public Housing Authority is federal government with local branches that provides public-housing financial assistance to low-income individuals and families. Your local housing authority offers programs, such as the Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program, which includes certificates given to tenants of public housing. The certificate includes a certain

Housing Prices in Springfield, IL

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According to the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, “Springfield and Sangamon County offer a wide variety of housing options at costs that are among the lowest in the United States. For quarter one of 2010, Springfield ranked twenty-third nationwide “ . (Commerce n.d.) . So it was not surprising to