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Rent Rising? Roommate Musts.

Rent keeps rising, and with that comes a financial burden some can’t bear. Although buying a new home might not be on your mind, having a roommate in your newly purchased home or in your rented space is looking like a must have to get through this rise in price.

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Shared spaces are hard to conquer, especially when you have been living on your own! Here are a few tips to help you get through the transition. Imagine cutting your belongings in half. All this storage space you have had before is now going to be shared. Be willing to split the space.

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Be ready to mix styles. Each roommate comes with their own items and their own tastes. Each shared space should have a happy balance of each person. Be open to change and incorporating their items with yours.

Give your bedroom a tasteful dose of glam with a slightly shimmery wallpaper and clean neutral colors.:

Define personal spaces. When sharing a living space, it’s important to have your own individual space that you can escape to. Make this space feel like home to you.

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Bathrooms can be the hardest to share! If you are sharing a bathroom make sure you have enough room. Double sinks is a major win when it comes to sharing a bathroom.

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Go ahead and sit down with your new roommate and set up a plan. Work out a weekly/monthly cleaning schedule. Talk about what your daily routines are and find out theirs as well. The more you communicate, the better this transition will work out for both of you!

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The Housing Market on A Rise?

CNN Money posted this video:

First time home buyers are making a dent! Are you going to get in the market before the interest rates go up? What do you think about this video? We would love to hear!

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Are You Negotiating?

When most people sign lease agreements they may not realize that some things are actually negotiable! Most assume that everything is set in stone and they just have to take what they are offered. Here are a few things you might want to consider talking about during your next lease agreement:

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Your rent price is set by your landlord on what they think it is worth. That doesn’t always mean that it is what it is actually worth! Take a look at other options and come ready to let them know what the true value of their space is and what you are willing to pay.

Classic and Elegant Townhouse


Most amenities come with additional fees. Gyms, pools, parking and add more than you were hoping for in your monthly bills. You can negotiate these to be put into your monthly rent or ask for one time only payments! Don’t want all these amenities? Ask to only pay for what you’ll use.

Primrose Hill - dream place to live really


Some places have a strict no pet policy and most of them choose this option because they have been burned before by previous tenants. If you have a certain size, species, or just a really well behaved quite pet – you might be able to swing getting them in with you! This might include an additional fee, but it may be well worth it in the end.

Pet Friendly Home Tour: Jess Lively & Franklin | Pretty Fluffy


Didn’t know deposits could be negotiated? Have you been renting for a while and have a great record and some contacts to prove so? Do you have renters insurance to cover any damages? If you are able to prove those things you might be able to lower the deposit cost or have it taken away altogether.

What are you thinking about negotiating?

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Market Price vs. Market Value

Do you know what the difference is between Market Price and Market Value?If old houses make your heart skip a beat, you're not going to be able resist these real estate gems. just recently posted a great article explaining this and I thought I’d take the time to briefly explain it to all of you!  Market prices is the number attached to the home that the owner has decided is worth the sale of their home. Now many things will come to play in this number like; a realtors suggestion, how much it’s worth it for the seller to move, and a market value.

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A market value is researched information and numbers that calculate what the worth of the home might be. For example an appraiser, competing homes, seller and buyer demand really play a role in coming up with this “number”.

How to Get a Home Appraised for Its Maximum Value

Do you know what your homes market value is, and if so, what would be your market price?

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Are you getting the bang for your buck?

Finding the best home and getting the best bang for your buck don’t always go hand in hand. Are you having to choose a good bargain for a decent home? Are you settling for something you didn’t want just because it’s a good deal?

Getting both a great deal and a great property has been a struggle for most but there is a solution. Buying a renovated home isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg, and you are going to get some high end materials out of this deal! Reno’d homes are usually purchased for near fair market value or a little less of the current state of the home.

Because renovator’s do this often the usually have great deals for high end materials that you couldn’t get on your own, they always work with the same contractors and designers to guarantee great quality. Because they are saving money, they aren’t having to rack up their prices in order to gain as much profit as if a home owner would if they put their own personal money into a home.

This provides you with a move in ready home for a fraction of the cost. Are you ready to get your dream home and get more bang for your buck?

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Less Is More

It is said that living with less gives you more when it comes to life. I realized in our latest move that going through everything we owned, the less we packed, the less we had to carry with us! It is always said that those who move often tend to have less in general. I can imagine that since I wouldn’t want to pack and repack items that aren’t worth my time.

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I am curious to see if living less would suit you? Do you think you could get rid of most of your items and be happy with the bare minimum?

Russian architecture firm INT2 decked out this apartment in a clean but not exactly minimalist aesthetic.

There’d be less time cleaning, that’s for sure! If you have less clutter you waste less time shifting that clutter around.

A gorgeous, white and simple workspace

Some people would even say that having less makes you less stressed. You learn to live with what you have and then you aren’t wasting your time or money on useless things.

Grey cabinets, marble counter tops, French doors, and a sweet Sub-Zero refrigerator.

If that were the case, getting rid of all the things I have would free up so much of my time and money, I could actually put more money into the actual home I am buying instead of the things inside it.

Don’t let consumption consume you. | 15 Minimalist Hacks To Maximize Your Life

Where would you put your time and money?

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Flippers Save You Money

There are some serious advantages to selling your home to someone who is interested in flipping it. Here are a few reasons it can save you some money:


Most Realtors get 6-7% of your homes sale price.

You will also pay for closing and attorney fees which can range from $3,000-$5,000.

Typically, to get your home to sell at a decent price it needs to be up to date, which costs in repairs. This price can range depending on what your home needs.

Between showings and days that it sits on the market, you might not see the dollar savings in it, but you definitely will when you can’t sell right away and you are paying to mortgages!

Money in your hands

When you selling your home to someone who is interested in flipping:

You are not required to do any upgrades. They take it as is.

If it is a good company, you will get fair market value!

There is no wait time that’s going to eat at your wallet.

You also don’t have to worry about any additional fees!

Interested in getting an offer on your house without a hassle? Give us a call!