Is it Better to Build a Home from Scratch?

Is it Better to Build a Home from Scratch? A lot has been made of the potential profits from property developments and how these developments lead to far greater profits than the more traditional option of buying houses, renovating them and flipping them. For those looking for a home to live in, the potential...

Must. Resist. the Real Estate

While visiting relatives in the Midwest recently, I spent a little time browsing through a booklet of homes for sale that came with the paper. At first I was just curious about price differences between a small town there and a big city here, but then a picture caught...

Planning a vacation at home

This post is part of a “Summer Fun Guide” group writing project by the Personal Finance Network. More articles on the subject are at the end of this post. Summer fun doesn’t have to include an expensive road trip, a long airplane flight after braving...

Setting Up House

TKimber Chin (http://businessromance.com/) who writes romance novels based in the business world. She also blogs at http://www.nolimitsladies.com/. As a romance writer, I LOVE this time of year with so many couples getting married and buying homes. It makes me think...

Making do, or shop at home first

It was nine o’clock at night when I realized that I hadn’t bought enough stuffing material for a homemade cat scratching post my husband and I were making. I’d really wanted to finish it that night, because we’re due to get the new sectional...

Even though our house payoff is on hold…

I came across this cool house payoff chart and am sooo tempted to make one of our own. It’s a floorplan of the person’s house, with the paid off portions colored in. My own chart looks more like a 1st grader’s drawing of a house (a square with a...