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J. Simpson is a prolific freelance writer, blogger, and musician, based out of Portland, Or. He is fascinated with every aspect of modern living, and how to make the best of it, frequently writing about business, technology, and spirituality, as well as every aspect of culture - music, art, literature, cinema, TV, and comics. For more from J., follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @for3stpunk.
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

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Home sales are still below the peak reached before the housing bubble burst in 2008, due to rising housing prices and interest rates and unstable economies that have left many potential homeowners saddled with external debt and unable to qualify for a mortgage. This trend is likely to continue, as many Millennials are still reluctant…
Know Before You Owe: How The New Mortgage Rules Will Affect First-Time Condo Buyers
Know Before You Owe: How The New Mortgage Rules Will Affect First-Time Condo Buyers

Know Before You Owe: How The New Mortgage Rules Will Affect First-Time Condo Buyers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
On Oct. 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implemented a major new revision to the mortgage process. The new program, known as “Know Before You Owe”, might mean headaches for banks and loan lenders, but the increased transparency is good news for everybody in the market for a new home, including first-time condo buyers. What…
Save Big Money by Remodeling with Reclaimed Building Materials
Save Big Money by Remodeling with Reclaimed Building Materials

Save Big Money by Remodeling with Reclaimed Building Materials

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Every second, one-and-a-half acres of rain forest are cut down, according to statistics from the Save The Rainforest foundation. This is in spite of the fact that copious amounts of potentially re-usable building materials go to the landfill each year. As of 2002, 36% of residential and commercial waste was made up of construction and…