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6 Modest DIY Home Improvements For A 1-Year House stay

Moving. It’s such a fun activity, especially with a baby on the way. Not that it’s impossible. We are now well into our fourth week of slowly moving things out of our tiny 40m² apartment and into my late grandmother’s house.

Besides looking into what to get for our little girl, we are also improving my grandmother’s house, fitting it to our taste when we finally settle in. We won’t be putting in a new kitchen or completely redo wallpaper, but we make 6 modest home improvements to make this old house (build in the ‘60s) somewhat modern.

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How To Make A Luxurious Baby Registry On The Cheap

There are a lot of things going on in my life right now. First and foremost we have a baby on the way!

Obviously, a big event that takes a lot of time. Not only do I have to take care of the mother to make sure the baby grows healthy, but together we also have to look at how we will welcome the little one into this world.

What kind of clothes, food, nursey, and safety products do we need to give her the best care she deserves? And all of that at a reasonable price of course. In short, how did we make a luxurious baby registry without breaking the bank?

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Receiving The Keys To Our Own Home

Buying a first home: pay attention to these costs

Having gone through the process of buying my own home I wanted to share all the costs that came with this crazy adventure. There are a lot of costs associated with getting your first home, whether it's a house or apartment. I was quite honestly a little surprised by all the paperwork and meetings that come with it. This overview should cover the majority of costs, both recurring and one-time for both the notary and the bank. 
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All The Sushi Prepared For A Sushi Night

How to make your own sushi at home and save money

Last weekend me and my girlfriend tried to make sushi ourselves for the first time. It was an amazing and fun experience. We had a lot of fun discovering the joy and pain of making our own sushi from the comfort of our own home. To top it all of we saved some money (by not going to a restaurant).

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Luxury Interior Residence Schuman

Buying an apartment in Brussels while renting elsewhere

It’s been a tumultuous two weeks. As you know I’ve been searching for my first home. I started that search 4 months ago and the original plan was to move in once I found the perfect fit. While I originally intended to take more time, I recently made two major decisions that turned my slow approach into a rapid one.
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Hotel Investment

The Truth About Room Investments: Off-limits

On my journey towards my home, I’m doing more searching online and one of those search sessions resulted in having a talk with an “investment advisor” of a realtor specialized in hotel investments. I will start by kicking in an open door: I didn’t take the offer.

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Receiving The Keys To Our Own Home

Should I buy or rent my first home?

To buy or to rent, that is the question

This was the first thing I asked myself. While most [Belgians] believe buying your own home is the best way to go (but not all, more on that later), I wanted to keep an open mind, so instead of just assuming buying was the best for me, I tried to find out how it really was for my situation.

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Shaking Hands Over The Purchase Of A House

Starting my journey towards my own home

I turn 29 in four months which implicates my thirties are right around the corner. Closing in on my third decade on this spheroid made me think about my current lifestyle. Though to be fair, it’s also getting a girlfriend that made me think about my next goals in life.

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