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America’s 15 Best Cities For Young Professionals

August 19, 2014
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To find out which cities offer the best prospects for professionals aged 24 to 34 who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, Forbes analyzed the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, ranking them on factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections, the number of businesses per capita, and median salaries for 24- to 34-year-old […]

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Hottest Homebuilding Markets Of 2014

August 18, 2014
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Construction activity is a fundamental measure of local housing market health. That’s because homebuilding is both a signal of where builders are betting on future housing demand as well as a creator of local jobs. In this housing recovery, construction might even be a better measure of local market health than home price changes, which […]

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The 25 Best Cities For Working Parents

August 18, 2014
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Juggling a career and a family isn’t easy. Yet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a majority of parents in the U.S. today are attempting to do it. Approximately 88% of U.S. families with children have one parent in the workforce, and 58% have two working parents. Knowing that, Business Insider partnered up with personal […]

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10 Cities Beating National Housing Trends

August 9, 2014
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Ten metros are standing out for strong price appreciation, housing inventory increases, and a rise in home sales that are far outpacing the more moderate gains in the national housing market, according to realtor.com’s National Housing Trend Report for June. Reno, Nevada, has seen the largest year-over-year increase in home prices – nearly 18.5 percent […]

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Millennial Boomtowns: Where The Generation Is Clustering (It’s Not Downtown)

August 9, 2014
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Much has been written about the supposed preference of millennials to live in hip urban settings where cars are not necessary. Surveys of best cities for millennials invariably feature places like New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston. And to be sure, the numbers of millennials living in urban cores has grown, as downtowns and […]

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Why Some States Are Building More Homes Than Others

August 6, 2014
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While the pace of the housing recovery has slowed in 2014, the long-term trend continues to be positive. Total single-family and multifamily housing construction starts should end the year at just under 1 million, which represents a more than 50 percent improvement over the total recorded in 2011. Energy and other natural resource booms are […]

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Affordable Housing Draws Middle Class To Inland Cities

August 5, 2014
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Americans have never hesitated to pack up the U-Haul in search of the big time, a better job or just warmer weather. But these days, domestic migrants are increasingly driven by the quest for cheaper housing. The country’s fastest-growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a decisive reversal from the […]

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Can Any Local Market Predict National Home-Price Trends?

August 2, 2014
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Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a local housing market that we could use as the nation’s crystal ball? If one market regularly ran ahead of the national trends, we could pay extra attention to what’s happening there in order to know what the rest of the country should expect. During the housing bubble […]

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Are You Living In A Place That Makes Your Life Better?

August 2, 2014
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It may seem obvious that factors like health, education, and public safety have a bearing on quality of life. But until recently, economists didn’t see it that way. When they judged where life was best, GDP and economic growth was top of mind. These days, however, groups like the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development […]

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10 Best Cities For Millennials To Buy A Home

July 29, 2014
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Typically, first-time buyers account for roughly 40% of all home sales; today they account for 28%, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. Yun thinks it will be about three years before the share of first-time buyers returns to normal. But in some markets over others, the oldest millennials (those […]

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