Should you rent or buy when you retire?

Many persons consider relocating when they get to retirement. Individuals are then faced with the question as to whether it is better to rent or buy a property, house or apartment. With home prices increasing, the question becomes an even more appropriate one, even if you are accustomed to being a homeowner. In some parts of the United States, it simply may not be worthwhile to buy, and prices may lead you to consider other locations.

Currently, mortgage rates are falling, so it is a good time to buy. In this regard, your financial situation may influence your decision to purchase another home. As you may need to make a down payment on your mortgage, you should consider how much you would be getting for selling your current home if you are already a homeowner.

Depending on the amount you w...

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How to Get a Real Estate License in Alabama

There are many good reasons to consider embarking on a career in real estate. For one, most real estate agents operate independently. In this regard, you can market yourself, and build yourself as the brand and business. You will be your boss. By being your boss, you will likely have a bit more flexibility in terms of how you structure your time and business. You will determine how far you want your business to grow.

Of course, this is all easier said than done. Money is made from sales. If you do not have the temperament for sales and marketing, then it is probably best that you consider another career. It is important to assess your personal strengths and weaknesses, to see if real estate is the best career option for you at this time...

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Grissom High Alums Make Forbes List

When Forbes Magazine announced its 2015 list of 30 under 30 game-changers, two names among the movers and shakers in art, manufacturing, retail and commerce, sports, science and technology and music, stood out for Huntsville residents. They are Anjuli Calvert, who was recognized for her work in Manufacturing and Industry, and Amy Robinson, who was recognized in the Games category. Robinson is the Creative Director at EyeWire while Calvert is currently the Lead industrial designer at GE Appliances. Interestingly, both awardees attended Grissom High School in Huntsville! Go Tigers!

Calvert, 28, has over six years of experience in conceptualizing designs for large and small consumer items and technologies...

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Decorating a tiny apartment

There are many benefits to having a small apartment. A major plus is that these small spaces will likely be available for a lower rent than larger apartments and studios. In most cases, however, you will be unable to make major structural changes. As a result, decorating your tiny living quarters can often prove to be a challenge. There needs to be a healthy balance between functionality and décor.  Upon moving into a new apartment, many persons are left wondering – How will I make it all fit? Here are some tips for making the best use of your space, while maximizing comfort and maintaining your style.

Thankfully, nowadays you will find furniture that can serve double purposes. It is a good idea to invest in some of these...

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Apartment Finder Positioned as Top Real Estate Resource

Since 1981, Apartment Finder has been assisting persons to locate suitable apartments across the country. Even in notoriously difficult locations, the service has been able to identify apartments for sale, lease or rent. It is no wonder that the service has grown exponentially since its inception. Today, its apartment listings are available in print and online, where the service has a strong following. By providing listings on multiple fronts, Apartment Finder can offer a comprehensive apartment search experience, allowing clients to seek apartments through the mediums that they are most comfortable with.

A search on Apartment Finder Huntsville AL resulted in over 300 apartments being identified. First, Apartment Finder does a good job of providing background information on the city...

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