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Brownstone Townhouse Guide

A brownstone is a building constructed with a brown sandstone material that was popular in the 19th Century. Brownstone townhouses are commonly associated with New York City, although you can find them in many different parts of the United States. While many brownstones are townhouses, and the words are often used interchangeably, there are key differences between these two building types.

Renting a Townhouse

Townhouses are a popular style of building found worldwide that offers many benefits to tenants and property owners. But there is often confusion over what constitutes a townhouse and what kind of benefits they offer. So, here is everything you need to know about townhouses.

How To Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter

Emotional support animals provide comfort and companionship to their owner, which helps them cope with anxiety and other mental health problems. Many buildings don’t allow pets unless they are classified as emotional support animals (ESA), but not just any pet can be certified as an emotional support animal. Here is a look at how to get an ESA letter if you need one to obtain housing.

How to Buy a House with No Money

One of the biggest obstacles to buying a home for most people is affording the down payment. But luckily, there are ways you can get a home loan without a down payment if you’re savvy. Here is a look at the best ways to buy a house with no money.

Mold In Apartment: What To Do

Mold in an apartment or rental home is a significant health hazard for adults and especially for young children. This guide will help you recognize problems, teach you about your landlord's responsibilities, and ensure you keep yourself and your family safe.

How Much is a Monthly Mortgage Payment for a $250,000 Mortgage?

Homeownership is an important milestone for many people, but it’s also essential that you understand all the financial responsibilities that come with getting a mortgage. So, to help you create a solid budget, here is a look at the monthly mortgage payment for a $250,000 home.

Hydro Jetting Guide

Clogs in a drainage system that won’t go away can be frustrating, especially if they occur in a part of your home that you use often. If this happens over and over again, you should figure out what’s wrong and contact a plumber to find a solution. One of the best techniques you can try is hydro jetting.

Florida Realtor Commission Guide

Realtors in different states will make varying amounts in commission. If you’re buying or selling a home in the sunshine state, you might wonder how much you might have to pay a realtor in commission in Florida. How much should you anticipate forking over in the sale?

How Long Is a Home Appraisal Good For?

If you've already had an appraisal performed you might be wondering how long it's good for. Here's what you need to know about when appraisals expire.

How to Qualify for Public Housing (HUD)

Over 7 million families in the US have lived in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) public housing. If you find yourself in need of financial aid, it's vital to know how to qualify for public housing. 

Mitchell-Lama Apartments Guide

Explore everything there is to know about Mitchell-Lama Housing. Currently, about 45,000 apartments in New York City are subject to Mitchell-Lama regulation. Named after New York State Senator, MacNeil Mitchell, and Assemblyman Alfred Lama, Mitchell Lama is a housing program designed to create and maintain affordable housing for middle-income individuals in New York. The apartments under the Mitchell-Lama program includes cooperative apartments ("co-ops") and rentals.

Does Rent Affect Credit Score?

It’s critical to know everything that can impact your credit score. After all, it’s vital to some of the most prominent payments in life. Rent and rental history can affect your credit score, whether it’s late or unpaid. It’s vital to keep up with your monthly responsibilities for the best credit report. Read on to learn more about the impact rent can have on your credit score.