Hoe vind 'n plek om te woon

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Are you looking a place to live? Housing in the USA is often expensive. Dit kan moeilik wees om te vind 'n lekker plek om te woon in 'n veilige buurt. Jy kan ook verwar word deur hoe vind 'n plek om te woon. This page provides important information about paying bills, leef naby bure, en huis eienaarskap.

Are you looking a place to live? Housing in the USA is often expensive. It may be hard to find a nice place to live in a safe neighborhood. You may also be confused by how to find a place to live. This page provides important information about paying bills, living near neighbors, and home ownership.

verwelkomende vlugtelinge

welcoming refugees

Jou huis is 'n belangrike plek. Daar is 'n gesegde in die Verenigde State: “Huis is waar die hart is.” Dit beteken ons fisiese huise – die plekke ons leef – simboliseer die mense en dinge wat ons lief. Baie vlugtelinge neem trots in hul nuwe huise. Om 'n veilige, gemaklike plek te leef sal help om die Verenigde State van Amerika voel soos huis. Vlugteling behuising behoeftes is anders vir elke gesin, maar daar is baie verskillende soorte huise om van te kies.

Your home is an important place. There is a saying in the United States: “Home is where the heart is.” This means our physical homes – the places we live – symbolize the people and things we love. Many refugees take pride in their new homes. Having a safe, comfortable place to live will help make the United States feel like home. Refugee housing needs are different for each family, but there are many different types of homes to choose from.

Vorme van Behuising

Types of housing

Renting a place to live

Renting a place to live

Huise in die Verenigde State van Amerika kan woonstelle word ('n kleine deel van 'n groter gebou) or a single house. Tot jy huur 'n huis, Jy moet 'n bedrag betaal elke maand aan die eienaar. Jy sal 'n huurkontrak onderteken, wat is 'n ooreenkoms wat sê jy sal betaal jou huur en ander rekeninge elke maand.

Homes in the United States can be apartments (a self-contained part of a larger building) or a single house. To you rent a home, you must pay an amount every month to the owner. You will sign a lease, which is an agreement that says you will pay your rent and other bills each month.

Sharing a house or apartment

Sharing a house or apartment

Gedeelde behuising beteken jy huur 'n huis of 'n woonstel met wat Amerikaners noem roommates – ander mense woon in dieselfde huis of woonstel met jou en jou gesin. Dit is dikwels goedkoper as jou eie plek huur want jy kan die koste van die huur en Nuts verdeel (elektrisiteit, verwarming ens). Usually everyone has their own bedroom and they share a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Shared housing means you rent a house or an apartment with what Americans call roommates – other people living in the same house or apartment with you and your family. It is often cheaper than renting your own place because you can split the cost of the rent and utilities (electricity, heating etc). Usually everyone has their own bedroom and they share a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Besit van 'n huis

Owning a home

Koop 'n huis in die Verenigde State is duur. Wanneer jy 'n huis koop, gewoonlik moet jy het geld om te betaal vir 'n down betaling gestoor ('n persentasie van die totale koste van die huis), en dan jy dikwels geld leen om te betaal vir die res van die huis. Elke maand jy betaal jou verband betaling aan die bank vir die geld wat jy geleen. Wanneer jy 'n huis koop, Jy het ook ander uitgawes, insluitend versekering, belastings en huis herstel.

Buying a home in the United States is expensive. When you buy a home, you normally need to have saved money to pay for a down payment (a percentage of the total cost of the house), and then you often borrow money to pay for the rest of the house. Each month you pay your mortgage payment to the bank for the money you borrowed. When you buy a home, you also have other expenses, including insurance, taxes and home repair.

Looking for a place to rent

Looking for a place to rent

Finding a place to rent is hard. There is always a lot of competition for affordable rentals. There are two types of housing you can try for when you are looking for a place to live on a limited income:

Finding a place to rent is hard. There is always a lot of competition for affordable rentals. There are two types of housing you can try for when you are looking for a place to live on a limited income:

Affordable housing

Affordable housing

In large cities and some smaller ones, there are non-profit organizations and government agencies that provide housing for low-income people. Unfortunately there is usually a long wait for affordable housing. But if there is affordable housing in your area, it is good to get on the waiting list. A housing counseling agency can tell you what affordable housing is available. You can search to fins both local public housing agencies en counseling agencies in jou area.

In large cities and some smaller ones, there are non-profit organizations and government agencies that provide housing for low-income people. Unfortunately there is usually a long wait for affordable housing. But if there is affordable housing in your area, it is good to get on the waiting list. A housing counseling agency can tell you what affordable housing is available. You can search to fins both local public housing agencies and counseling agencies in your area.

You can also search for a local organization in your community in FindHello. Kies jou taal, then choose your city. Then select “behuising & Food.If there is nothing listed for your community, search on the internet. tipe “affordable housing in [name of your city].”

You can also search for a local organization in your community in FindHello. Choose your language, then choose your city. Then select “Housing & Food.” If there is nothing listed for your community, search on the internet. Type “affordable housing in [name of your city].”

Private rentals

Private rentals

Cheap private rentals get filled as soon as they are advertised. You will need to find the best listings and check them every day. Some listings pages will notify you when new advertisements are posted. Here is a list of the best apartment rental sites and apps. die webwerf craigslist is the most used site for rentals. But on Craiglist, you have to be careful of people trying to cheat you. Some of the ads are fraudulent. Never send money or personal information to anyone online. You never need to pay rent until you have an agreement.

Cheap private rentals get filled as soon as they are advertised. You will need to find the best listings and check them every day. Some listings pages will notify you when new advertisements are posted. Here is a list of the best apartment rental sites and apps. The website Craigslist is the most used site for rentals. But on Craiglist, you have to be careful of people trying to cheat you. Some of the ads are fraudulent. Never send money or personal information to anyone online. You never need to pay rent until you have an agreement.

You probably want to rent your own place, especially if you are more than just one person. But often you will have a better chance of finding somewhere if you consider sharing a house or apartment. This is especially true in big cites where rents are very high. Sharing means not just sharing the rent, but sharing all the other costs with other working adults. If you are prepared to share, you may actually end up in a nicer place, with more space or with a yard, because with roommates you can afford something bigger.

You probably want to rent your own place, especially if you are more than just one person. But often you will have a better chance of finding somewhere if you consider sharing a house or apartment. This is especially true in big cites where rents are very high. Sharing means not just sharing the rent, but sharing all the other costs with other working adults. If you are prepared to share, you may actually end up in a nicer place, with more space or with a yard, because with roommates you can afford something bigger.

Renting en regte

Renting and rights

As jy 'n huis huur, Jy het verskeie regte. Jy het die reg om te leef in 'n plek wat skoon is, het geen foute, en het hitte en water. In die Verenigde State, Daar is 'n Wet dat 'n verhuurder teen jou diskrimineer nie. Dit beteken dat 'n verhuurder kan nee sê vir jou huur aansoek as gevolg van jou ras, etnisiteit, of godsdiens. Daar is ook spesifieke wette in verskillende state oor hoeveel mense kan leef in jou woonstel en wat jou verhuurder moet voorsiening maak vir jou. Hud.gov is an educational website about housing. You can learn about housing discrimination en tenant rights in jou staat.

If you are renting a home, you have several rights. You have the right to live in a place that is clean, has no bugs, and has heat and water. In the United States, there is a law that a landlord cannot discriminate against you. This means a landlord cannot say no to your rental application because of your race, ethnicity, or religion. There are also specific laws in different states about how many people can live in your apartment and what your landlord must provide for you. Hud.gov is an educational website about housing. You can learn about housing discrimination and tenant rights in your state.

Ondertekening van 'n huurkontrak

Signing a lease

A lease is a written document that you sign when you rent a place to live. Die huurkontrak is 'n ooreenkoms tussen jou en die verhuurder, die eienaar van die eenheid, huur. In die huurkontrak, Jy stem in om te betaal jou huur en rekeninge betyds elke maand en die verhuurder instem om te verskaf 'n veilige en sanitêre (skoon met geen foute) huur eenheid.

A lease is a written document that you sign when you rent a place to live. The lease is an agreement between you and the landlord, the owner of the rental unit. In the lease, you agree to pay your rent and bills on time each month and the landlord agrees to provide a safe and sanitary (clean with no bugs) rental unit.

Before you sign

Before you sign

Voor jy jou huurkontrak onderteken, Maak seker om te kyk na die huurgeld eenheid met die verhuurder. As daar is dinge wat gebreek, of as die plek is vuil, Vra die verhuurder wat om neer te skryf op die huurkontrak. Op dié manier sal jy moet bewyse later dat jy het nie enige iets breek of maak dit vuil.

Before you sign your lease, make sure to look at the rental unit with the landlord. If there are things broken, or if the place is dirty, ask the landlord to write that down on the lease. That way you will have evidence later that you did not break anything or make it dirty.

Paying security deposits

Paying security deposits

Wanneer jy eers beweeg, Jy het dalk 'n sekuriteit deposito te betaal. Hierdie geld is gehou deur die verhuurder totdat jy uittrek in geval jy jou huur betaal nie of as jy die huurgeld eenheid baie vuil en hulle het betaal om dit skoongemaak. As jy betaal jou huur en die woonstel skoon wanneer jy uittrek, dan moet kry jy jou deposito geld aan jou terugbesorg. Sommige huurooreenkomste vereis dat jy skoon jou mat om jou deposito terug te. Be sure to check if the carpet in your apartment was cleaned when you moved in. As dit nie was skoongemaak, Vra vir die verhuurder om op skrif te stel wat jy nie moet skoon die mat. As jy skoon die mat, Jy kan 'n masjien vir 'n lae prys in plaas van om te betaal 'n maatskappy 'n klomp geld om skoon die mat te huur.

When you first move in, you may have to pay a security deposit. This money is kept by the landlord until you move out in case you do not pay your rent or if you make the rental unit very dirty and they have to pay to have it cleaned. If you pay your rent and clean the apartment when you move out, then you should get your deposit money returned to you. Some leases require you to clean your carpet in order to get your deposit back. Be sure to check if the carpet in your apartment was cleaned when you moved in. If it was not cleaned, ask for the landlord to put in writing that you do not have to clean the carpet. If you do have to clean the carpet, you can rent a machine for a low price instead of having to pay a company a lot of money to clean the carpet.

Length of lease

Length of lease

Huurooreenkomste vir 'n sekere aantal maande aangeteken is. Die meeste huurooreenkomste is vir ses maande of vir een jaar. Jy ook dalk kan 'n maand-tot-maand huurkontrak onderteken. Dit beteken jy kan uittrek nie enige tyd wat jy wil hê. Maar, jy sou nog normaalweg moes vertel die verhuurder 'n maand vooruit wat jy sal skuif en jy moet betaal huur deur die einde van jou ooreenkoms.

Leases are signed for a certain number of months. Most leases are for six months or for one year. You might also be able to sign a month-to-month lease. This means you can move out any time you want. However, you would still normally have to tell the landlord a month in advance that you will move and you must pay rent through the end of your agreement.

Notice requirements

Notice requirements

Die meeste huurooreenkomste sal vereis dat jy gee 'n sekere aantal dae’ kennisgewing voor jy skuif. As jy gaan beweeg uit jou huur, Maak seker jou huurkontrak om te sien hoeveel dae soontoe moet jy vertel jou verhuurder jy beweeg sal word.

Most leases will require you to give a certain number of days’ notice before you move out. If you are going to move out of your rental, be sure to check your lease to see how many days ahead of time you need to tell your landlord you will be moving.

E-pos en rekeninge

Mail and bills

When you find a place to live, you will need to pay your bills on time. You will probably get bills for electricity and other utilities in the mail.

When you find a place to live, you will need to pay your bills on time. You will probably get bills for electricity and other utilities in the mail.

Huur

Rent

Huur is normaalweg betaalbaar op die eerste van die maand of op die dag van die maand wat jy die eerste keer in. Probeer om altyd betaal jou huur met behulp van 'n tjek, in plaas van kontant. Vra altyd vir 'n ontvangs sodat jy het bewys dat jy betaal.

Rent is normally due on the first of the month or on the day of the month that you first moved in. Try to always pay your rent using a check, instead of cash. Always ask for a receipt so that you have proof that you paid.

E-pos

Mail

Vra jou verhuurder waar jou Posbus geleë is en maak seker jou e-pos gereeld. You will need to fill out a form at the post office if you move. Wanneer jy vul dit, jou e-pos sal aan u gestuur word by jou nuwe adres.

Ask your landlord where your mailbox is located and be sure to check your mail regularly. You will need to fill out a form at the post office if you move. When you fill it out, your mail will be sent to you at your new address.

Nuts

Utilities

gewoonlik, Jy sal moet betaal vir jou Nuts insluitend jou elektrisiteit, aardgas of olie, water, TV/internet, telefoon, asblik, riool, ens. soms, Sommige of alle Nuts is ingesluit in jou huur, maar meeste van die tyd wat jy het om hulle apart betaal. Jy kan spaar op jou Nuts deur hou jou hitte laag en dra warm klere in die huis, en deur ligte afskakel en unplugging elektroniese toestelle wanneer hulle nie nodig.

Usually, you will have to pay for your utilities including your electricity, natural gas or oil, water, TV/internet, telephone, trash, sewer, etc. Sometimes, some or all utilities are included in your rent, but most of the time you have to pay them separately. You can save money on your utilities by keeping your heat low and wearing warm clothes in the house, and by turning off lights and unplugging electronic devices when they are not needed.

Koop 'n huis

Buying a house

Koop 'n huis is waarskynlik die grootste aankoop wat jy ooit sal maak. Daar is baie van wetlike kwessies vir jou, die bank, en vir die persoon verkoop die huis. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has great information about buying your first home and programs for first-time and low-income home buyers.

Buying a house is probably the largest purchase you will ever make. There are lots of legal issues for you, the bank, and for the person selling the home. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has great information about buying your first home and programs for first-time and low-income home buyers.

You can look to find homebuying programs to help you buy a home in your city or state.

You can look to find homebuying programs to help you buy a home in your city or state.

Smartasset.com has good tools to help you decide to rent or buy a house. Dit kan help leer as jy kan bekostig om te koop 'n huis.

Smartasset.com has good tools to help you decide to rent or buy a house. It can help you learn if you can afford to buy a house.

Bure

Neighbors

Dit is altyd belangrik om 'n goeie verhouding met jou bure, oral waar jy woon. Maar hierdie verhouding is dalk anders as in jou huis land. Byvoorbeeld, in jou land, Jy kan jou naaste te eniger tyd van die dag besoek. In die VSA, mense dikwels bel voordat hulle besoek 'n vriend of naaste. Jy moet ook probeer om respek van jou bure. Baie Amerikaners dink van hul eiendom as privaat eiendom. Hulle mag dalk nie daarvan hou as jy loop in hul agterplaas of park voor hul huis.

It is always important to have a good relationship with your neighbors, wherever you live. But this relationship might be different than in your home country. For example, in your country, you might visit your neighbor at any time of day. In the USA, people often call before they visit a friend or neighbor. You should also try to be respectful of your neighbors. Many Americans think of their property as private property. They might not like it if you walk in their yard or park in front of their house.

Jy moet ook bewus wees van hoeveel geraas maak jy. Probeer om te wees stil tussen 8 pm. en 8 vm, the usual time of rest in the USA.

You should also be aware of how much noise you are making. Try to be quiet between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., the usual time of rest in the USA.

As jy 'n goeie verhouding met jou bure ontwikkel, Dit kan ook goed wees om jou gesin. Wanneer nuwe bure skuif, Jy kan stel jouself en bring hulle 'n maaltyd of bord van happies.

If you develop a good relationship with your neighbors, this can be good for your family. When new neighbors move in, you can introduce yourself and bring them a meal or plate of treats.

As jy 'n probleem met een van jou bure met, probeer om te praat met hulle en verduidelik die situasie. Byvoorbeeld, as iemand word hard in die nag, vra hulle mooi as hulle stiller kan wees, want jou kinders is slaap. As jy meer hulp nodig het kan jy vertel jou verhuurder oor die probleem en vra hulle om te praat met jou naaste.

If you are having a problem with one of your neighbors, try to talk to them and explain the situation. For example, if someone is being loud at night, ask them nicely if they can be quieter because your children are sleeping. If you need more help you can tell your landlord about the problem and ask them to talk to your neighbor.

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