How To Know If A Vacation Cottage Is Right For You

If you have come across an adorable vacation cottage for sale, either in a touristy area or alongside a scenic waterfront, you may be thinking with your heart and not your head when you feel the urge to purchase. This doesn’t mean that a cottage might not be the perfect investment for you in your family, but there are a few factors you should keep in mind. Here are four aspects you should consider before putting an offer on a vacation cottage. 1. The Local Flavor If you happen upon an adorable vacation cottage on a day trip, you might not have a real feel for the community. A weekend trip might not be enough to understand if you would like to spend long summers in a specific town among neighbors. It is a good idea to rent a cottage nearby for a few weeks first. You can get a feel for the local area and really determine that this is a good fit for your vacation needs. 2. Accommodating Your Family While you might happen upon a small, quaint cottage that Continue Reading →

As You Were: How To Preserve Neighborhood Continuity, But Build Your Dream Home

The option to have a home built to your precise specifications from the ground up opens up a whole new world. Whereas most people on the market are selecting from homes that are premade, being able to build a home means that you get just what you want. When you are dreaming up and building your brand new home, it is important that you remember that maintaining some sense of continuity in the neighborhood may be to you and your neighbors benefit. Here are some ways to have home builders construct the home you want and keep the neighborhood similar.  Go with the same amount of home stories If you are building a home in a neighborhood with ranch style houses, the last thing that you want to construct is a three story home with a turret. If you have your heart set on a particular plot in a particular neighborhood, make sure that your home has the same amount of stories as the rest of the houses. This means that the neighborhood will have continuity and that no one’s Continue Reading →

Solitary Student Housing: Co-Living As An Introvert

The notion of being social comes with the territory of college living. You’re expected to become besties with the roommates, attend a countless amount of parties, and network to establish life long connections. But this isn’t the ideal for the introvert who’s most comfortable being self-contained. Attending class with several people is pretty much unavoidable while at college, but living among two or more strangers may be somewhat overwhelming to a reserved individual. Consider these points to help make the transition to college living less of a force and more manageable for you. The Search Seek out apartment communities with single bedroom options. Those with on-suite bathrooms are a plus as they allow for even more personal, private space. Consider sharing living quarters with an acquaintance from high school or someone you’re familiar who understands your desire of being alone. Consult with the school’s student housing office regarding its roommate matching procedures. Are you enrolled in a program of study that appeals mostly to introverted people? If so, request to be roomed with others enrolled in your specific major or Continue Reading →