Tag Archive: lease

Jul 14 2014

Read contracts carefully before signing

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations – your parents trained you well. If you don’t, beware: Your signature could commit you to a long-term gym membership you don’t really want, an apartment you can’t afford or worst of all, paying off someone else’s loan you cosigned. Broadly defined, …

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Apr 02 2014

Putting the “fair” in Fair Housing

The idea behind Fair Housing is to ensure that prohibited discrimination does not serve as an obstacle to choice in housing.As April is FairHousing Month, it’s a good time to ensure your knowledge of the federal Fair Housing Act. Promoting awareness of fair housing and educating people on their rights and responsibilities is essential to …

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Oct 29 2013

Tax deduction: moving expenses

Whether you’re relocating across town or across the country, moving is expensive. By the time you’ve paid to have your household goods packed and moved, cancelled and reconnected utilities and racked up storage fees, you could easily be out thousands of dollars. Many people don’t realize that if they’re moving to start a new job, …

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Apr 19 2013

Before you rent, do your homework

Maybe you’re a college student looking to rent your first apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the first time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property. The last thing you want is to be saddled with a 12-month lease you can’t afford …

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May 01 2012

How to avoid being a bad roommate

By Jason Alderman For many people, having roommates is a natural transition between leaving their parent’s house and buying their own home. It can be a great way to trim expenses and save for the future. But if you’re not careful, cohabitating can also devolve into constant bickering over finances and dirty dishes. Roommate tensions …

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Mar 17 2011

Read contracts carefully

How often are you asked to sign something? I don’t mean autographs or birthday cards, but legally and financially binding documents – everything from endorsing a check to signing a sales receipt to buying a house. Either way, they’re all contracts. In broad terms, contracts are mutually binding agreements between two or more parties to …

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