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Category Archives: Housing

Furnish Your House For Less

I’d love to prove to everyone I’m a true frugalista, and say that when we moved from the Dirty South to the Midwest, we kept all our existing furniture. After all, it’s significantly cheaper to use furniture you already have to decorate your home rather than furniture shopping for new stuff. But if I told… Continue Reading

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Closing…

It seemed like the perfect deal: an all-cash offer with no contingencies and a buyer looking for a closing date as soon as possible. Selling a house never looked so good… But then a funny thing happened on the way to closing. It always does. The story that follows illustrates how even a deal that… Continue Reading

Should You Do A Short Sale?

My husband and I have a new rival when it comes to selling our home. It isn’t the priced-to-move neighbor down the street who just got transferred out of state; it isn’t the tract home development across the street either, even though they’re building 3,000 square foot homes for $134,900 (no, I’m not joking about… Continue Reading

I Can’t Afford To Sell My House

If you’re looking to buy a new house, I’ve got the perfect family home for you. It’s got three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a beautiful shade tree in the backyard and upgraded surfaces in the kitchen. There’s just one problem… I can’t afford to sell it. When we bought this house almost six… Continue Reading

A House Is Just the Beginning

by Andi B. So we made it…we purchased and moved into our house. The scary flower basket wallpaper and mint green paint had to be taken care of immediately, but we are very happy to be home owners. People keep asking me what it’s like to be a homeowner and to be honest I’m not… Continue Reading

Setting Aside Fear

Image via Wikipedia by Andi B. So I’m thrilled to announce that we will be owners of a house soon. Due to constant unforeseen occurences that keep popping up we don’t know when, but it should be in the next couple weeks. I’ve actually been more than a little nervous because of upcoming expenses. We… Continue Reading

Yakezie Swap: What would you do if you were homeless?

Image via Wikipedia This is a blog swap chain letter organized through the Yakezie network. There are 4 stops. Check out my post “A Homeless Plan to Guard Against Hopeless” at the next stop! The following is a blog-swap guest post by CT, who formerly co-created Broke Professionals and now blogs about his freelance business and blogging at FreelancePF.com;… Continue Reading

We Made An Offer

by Andi B. So this morning we put in an offer on a house. We’ve been attempting the house-hunting process essentially since September with limited to no success, but I’m really hopeful that this will be the end of our journey…at least the “find a house” stage. There is nothing sane about buying a house… Continue Reading

Would it be Cheaper?

by Andi B. So my husband and I have started the househunting journey. My husband’s excited, and I’m having panic attacks and nightmares. Last night I had three separate dreams where I was househunting on a space station, in an underwater ocean colony, and in the middle of nowhere. Each time I found nothing. The… Continue Reading