General Articles Relating to Real Estate

What’s with Needing a Co-Signer for an Apartment?

Renting your first apartment is a life-changing experience for many people. As a renter, you’re out on your own with nobody to tell you to clean your room or tell you what to do. The problem for many first-time renters is not only proving income but also providing stable rental history. After all, how are you supposed to provide rental history if this is your first apartment home? Luckily for you, that is where a co-signer for an apartment comes in.

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Louisville Guide for Newcomers

Whether you’re visiting Kentucky for horse racing’s greatest day, the bourbon trail, or simply to soak in the city’s southern charm, Louisville has no shortage of excellent attractions. Tons to see, foods to try, and drinks to enjoy. While the Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday in May each year, is undoubtedly the city’s largest day of the year, Louisville remains a popular tourist destination all year. Do you require some motivation? Here’s the Louisville guide for newcomers!

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This photo shows one of the oldest hotels in Louisville, The Seelbach. | Photo by Karthik R

What to do in Louisville?

There are a lot of things to do in Louisville, and these are our favorites!


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Tips for Setting Up Your New Home Tech Devices

As you probably already know, there is no shortage of innovative and incredible home tech devices. We can buy refrigerators that we can see inside our smartphones while at the grocery store. (Are you low on milk? Now you can find out!) There are streaming devices that allow us to binge-watch shows. And security systems that record the delivery of your daughter’s new LEGO set at 10:21 this morning.

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Why Every Contractor Needs Liability Insurance

Are you an independent contractor that is just looking to start your business? Maybe you want to take it from a side job to a full-time gig. Bigger projects mean you need employees to help you out. As a contractor, you know better than anyone just how important it is to be reliable. That’s what people want. But what do you know about liability insurance?

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As you look to grow your business and make a name for yourself in the industry, it’s important to also think about what you need from a business standpoint to protect yourself and the livelihood of the company. This is where contractor liability insurance comes into play. It might not be something you’ve given much thought to. But you should re-think your stance so you can learn why every contractor does need this type of insurance.


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5 Best Kept Secret Small Towns to Consider

Choosing where to live is not just about the house. The city you live in matters a great deal! Just think about all the political, environmental, health, and social factors that will affect you. We haven’t even talked about housing prices, entertainment options, school ratings, or jobs. With that in mind, here are some best kept secret small towns that might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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3 Tips to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

Besides finding the perfect house, one of the most crucial steps is knowing what to do when choosing a mortgage broker. Whether you are building your dream home or buying an existing home, there are a large number of financial products. Navigating these choices requires specific expertise. 

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In this article, we look at why a mortgage broker can help give your sound advice when choosing a loan. Not all mortgage brokers are the same. Read on to learn what to do and what questions to ask to find the best one for you!


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How to Keep Your Basement Dry

A poorly insulated basement can cause ongoing problems for your health and the foundation of your home. Many homeowners do not understand the causes of moisture in their basements. If you want to know how to keep your basement dry, familiarize yourself with the different moisture sources.

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A Guide to Installing a Septic Tank

If you’re completing a house build or renovation, it is fair to say that a septic tank isn’t at the top of the list of tasks you’re looking forward to completing. But if you are, you want to know everything involved with installing a septic tank. If access to a public sewer is impossible, then using a septic system is the way to go. 

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By using a septic tank, you have an effective method to deal with wastewater and sewage. Every home does. Due to the essential nature of a septic tank, it is imperative its build and installation are done correctly.


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Essential Factors You Should Look For When Choosing An Energy Company

Choosing the right energy company is an important decision that many homeowners tend to overlook. In most cases, many don’t put much thought into choosing an energy company. But it’s important to weigh its impact on their finances and their homes’ comfort and safety. 

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Before You Move To-Do List

Making a new place home is a milestone and gives your life a fresh start. Nonetheless, many people dread the relocation process as it is physically exhausting and can emotionally drain anyone. There’s so much to do! So, what should you focus on before you move?

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With more and more people moving to the suburbs, there’s actually a far greater demand for movers and moving-related companies now than in the recent past. It makes it all the more important to have thorough planning and preparation.


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Moving Disasters: 7 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make!

Whether it’s a box bursting open, the exhaustion that seems inevitable, or an injury, you may have already experienced some of the downfalls of moving with previous relocations. However, just because you’ve had a less-than-ideal experience in the past, read on to learn how to avoid any moving disasters in your future! 

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Avoid these seven moving disasters to get your next move off on the right foot. 


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What Does It Take to Move?

Thinking about moving? Maybe you’re moving to Louisville? Read on to learn about the things you might not consider but should that we’ve titled, “What Does It Take to Move?”

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To move to a new home you need to prepare as seriously as you do for a hike, keep in your head a lot of information because there will be no time to fix it. We want to share experiences that will simplify the process of preparation and packaging of personal belongings. First of all, make a list of the most important things in your opinion and collect them separately from others.


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Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring Long Distance Movers

When you are moving to a new home, obviously you will need to move all your stuff. As excited as you are about moving there are a lot of things that you need to take care of before being able to relax in your new home. So, are you up for the job? Or, will you be hiring long distance movers to reduce your stress and make things easier? This piece reminds you of what to take into consideration.

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Traffic Cams in Louisville: What to Know

Most people freak out if they see blinking lights in their rearview mirror. You would too, right? What about those invisible cameras taking pictures of your car? I mean, there are traffic cams in Louisville just like every other city. Here’s what you need to know.

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Sometimes you have a warning sign, others times you don’t.

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Covid-19 and Mortgages: What Will Happen?

2020 has come upon the world with wrath like no other. Uncontrollable fires in California, and Australia, mass flooding, and now the worldwide pandemic Covid-19. We are facing challenges that have not been seen in a long time and this is having very real consequences on the way we live our every day lives, and how we will come out of this disease and back into the normal swing of things. There’s a major question regarding what will happen with Covid-19 and mortgages for the rest of year.

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Predicting the future is always full of peril. Trying to predict with will happen with Covid-19 and mortgages is equally challenging.

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