Category "Living"

At ForTheBestRate.com, we looking for ways to help our readers live well without spending a fortune. We’ve put together a series of posts exploring great places to live, work, and play while not selling off your grandpa’s baseball card collection. Have any ideas you’d like to share? Feel free to add your two cents.

Household Savings

Can You Save Money by Living in a Hotel?

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As the nation continues to work toward economic stability, more and more people are finding unique ways to save money. From “extreme couponing” to “dumpster diving,” people seem to be...

Living

Spring Cleaning Checklist

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It’s that time of year again! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and your home is in desperate need of a good Spring cleaning! So unless you hire...

Living

Aurora, CO Real Estate Update

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Settled in 1891, the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora, CO is home to well over 325,000 residents. As one of Denver’s largest outlying communities, Aurora is known for its large...

Living

2013 Financial Checkup

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The arrival of another year typically motivates us to rid ourselves of bad habits and pick up a few newer, healthier, or more productive ones. Many of us vow to...

Living

Home Design Trends for 2013

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As we steam ahead into 2013, a great way to spend the ho-hum winter months is by investigating where home design is headed this year. For homeowners, staying on top...

Living

Some Housing Related Charities & Ways to Contribute

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During the season of giving, thousands of Americans choose to volunteer by helping those in need. Along with the usual holiday toy, food and clothing drives, there are other ways...

Living

Housing needs growing for 55 and up population

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With the baby boomer population approaching retirement age, home builders are seeing a rise in demand for 55+ housing. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the share of...

Living

5 Features of Child & Pet Friendly Homes

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Making Your Home More Kid Friendly You’re family has grown and you need a home that can accommodate everyone – especially the little ones . When searching for the perfect...

Living

The Homeowner’s Guide to Holiday Tipping

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Whether or not to tip, in what way and how much, are questions many homeowners ponder over the holidays. In searching for answers to these questions, the best advice out...

Living

Real Estate Meets Entertainment Meets Art: You Could Have the Floorplan for the “Mad Men” Office or Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment on Your Wall

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Looking for a unique holiday gift for the Mad Men fan in your life? Want to impress your interior designer friend while simultaneously owning a piece of pop culture nostalgia?...

Living

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Older and Newer Homes

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There are advantages and disadvantages to owning old and new homes. Some may seem pretty obvious, but others might surprise you. Before you begin your search for your dream home,...

Living

Manufactured & Modular Home Construction & Cool Designs

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A common concern among manufactured home buyers is quality construction. Despite phenomenal advances in design and materials used to construct manufactured and modular homes, there’s still an unfair stigma related...