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Living Solo: Essential Strategies for Buying Your First Home

Living solo does not mean that you need to resort to renting a room, studio, or apartment, which seems to be the norm among bachelors and bachelorettes. While it’s true that this is a very convenient option when your current lifestyle is taken into account, investing in a home at this point can still be more practical in the long …

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A Place Worth Buying: Five Ways Property Owners Can Attract Buyers or Tenants

As a homeowner, you must have looked around for ways to furnish the interior of your home. While the purpose for this might be for impressing guests, another purpose can be for raising property value. DIY Network explains how homeowners can financially benefit from an increased property value. Buyers or tenants looking for buildings to be leased or sold would …

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New Benchmark in Australia to Improve Urban Development Practices

Australia could improve its green building portfolio with a new benchmark launched by the Smart Cities Council and Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). This can help the country boost its reputation for adopting environment-friendly building practices and design principles. It will likewise encourage more people to live responsibly and do their share in caring for the environment. These practices …

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Too Good to Be True: The Pitfalls of Rent to Own Homes

Renting a home is cheaper than buying one — this is a mentality that persists among many American adults. It is true: the average rental price in all 50 states in America is at around $500-1,500, while the average monthly housing payment plus mortgage ranges at $1,500-2,500. Homeownership offers financial security, however, making it more attractive than renting for the …

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