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Ask any retiree what mattered most in their search for a new home, and most will tell you location. A recent study by WalletHub ranked the top locations for soon-to-be retirees, weighing cost of living, health care, quality of life and recreation—and in a not-so-unexpected twist, the top three locations in the ranking were all […]

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8/18/2017 10:04:05 PM

(TNS)—How does the U.S. stack up when it comes to taking vacation time? As vacation spending in the U.S. surpasses $1 billion, people are definitely getting away more—but what is the quality of that vacation actually looking like? An Ipsos Global poll looked at the way the world vacations and found that more and more […]

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8/14/2017 1:45:03 PM

Would-be homeowners can easily plunk down savings for a home—if they forgo their friends’ one last hurrah before the big day. A recent report by Zillow reveals the cost of destination bachelor or bachelorette parties can equal up to one-third of a down payment on a median-priced home. With attendees spending an average $1,106 (for […]

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8/13/2017 11:03:21 AM

Flipping a house can be a profitable endeavor—especially in cities where flips thrive. The best cities, according to recently released findings from a study by WalletHub, boast a combination of a desirable quality of life, cost-effective renovation expenses and prime market potential. The following cities, based on those criteria, are best for flips: El Paso, […]

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8/2/2017 1:40:04 PM

Communities with sought-after schools often command a premium for homebuyers.® recently uncovered 10 towns where not only public elementary schools earn high marks, but also home prices make the grade—in affordability. 1. Aurora, Ill. (60503) Schools: Homestead Elementary School (rating 10/10 on GreatSchools), The Wheatlands Elementary School (8/10), Wolfs Crossing Elementary School (10/10) The 2017 median […]

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7/30/2017 11:02:04 AM

Borrowers on the whole were able to accommodate the interest rate hike initiated by the Federal Reserve in December, with most successfully continuing to manage their monthly payments after the rate went up, according to a recent analysis by credit reporting agency TransUnion. Of the 63 million borrowers assessed in the analysis—borrowers whose monthly payments […]

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7/28/2017 10:01:59 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at Reduce Your Stress as a Landlord With These 5 Tips How Brokers Can Use Predictive Analytics to Recruit, Retain Top Agents Iconic Willis Mills Connecticut Home for Sale It’s been known that those who long for simplicity […]

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7/27/2017 2:10:11 PM

Many homeowners have enjoyed a return to positive equity in recent years, with home prices on a consistent upward trend in most markets. How high will values go? Potentially not much further, according to consumers in the June 2017 Survey of Consumer Expectations by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who held firm on […]

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7/21/2017 10:02:34 PM

Real estate is the long-term investment of choice for Americans, who in a recent survey by placed it ahead of bonds, cash, gold and stocks as the best method of building wealth over time. Real estate is now the chosen vehicle for the third consecutive time in the survey: Real Estate (28 percent) Cash […]

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7/21/2017 10:01:00 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at How to Avoid High Auto Insurance Premiums The Industry Weighs In: 87% Say Instant Offers Signals Shift by Zillow to Become a Brokerage 5 Crazy Beautiful Outdoor Kitchens Movie fans, looking to lurk around some of your […]

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7/18/2017 2:03:46 PM

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