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April 27, 2017

13 Essential Things To Look For When Viewing A House

13 Essential Things to Look for When Viewing a House (According to the Experts)

Finding a house you want to buy can be an exciting time. The house looks great in the photos, it feels right when you visit, it seems like this is ‘the one.’ But many houses hide darker secrets that might not be immediately obvious. How can you be sure there are no nasty surprises in store?

It’s easy to get carried away. You view the house in person and you can already picture where your things may go. The neighborhood seems great, and the price is right. But is it too good to be true?

There’s no need to worry. Some houses may come with hidden surprises, but a little [...]

 
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April 17, 2017

Top 5 Cities for Techies

If you work in the tech industry, you already know about the hottest spots for tech workers – San Francisco and New York City. These cities are regularly featured as top destinations for techies, but if you want to avoid a high cost of living and the big city lifestyle, there are still options galore. Indeed, over the past two decades, cities and metro areas across the country have branded themselves as “Silicon X” (or in the case of Philadelphia – Philicon Valley).

Whether you’re a recent grad or just tired of spending most of your salary on rent each month, check out these awesome destinations for tech workers.

Las Vegas, Nevada

No longer just a hub [...]

 
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April 17, 2017

What Would It Cost To Live Along The Boston Marathon Route?

It’s Marathon Monday, and the 121st Boston Marathon is in full swing. The race runs from Hopkinton to Boston, through the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline. The race is the oldest annual 26.2-mile race in the world, and the city around it is steeped in history. Needless to say, for the runners among us, this race is iconic. But, what about the Boston area itself? For competitive runners, being able to train along the marathon route consistently could give them a serious edge, so living in the vicinity could have huge benefits. Boston is the biggest city in Massachusetts, but the 4th most expensive in terms of real estate, behind Brookline, [...]

 
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April 4, 2017

Creative City Index 2017

If you’re a creative person, looking for a city that ignites your creative flair, where should you live? Perhaps you dream of becoming a writer – which city will provide the muses and inspiration you need? Maybe you want to go to an art school in a city where you’re surrounded by artists in your community and not just your classes. We set ourselves the challenge of finding out what cities creatives flock to, or should flock to live.

But first, how do we define creativity? The term has been used to describe personality types, professions, fields of study, and hobbies, but it’s also used when creating something, problem-solving, and reaching that “eureka” moment. For [...]

 
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March 29, 2017

5 U.S. Cities Designed for the Urban Parent

Discover five of the best U.S. cities designed for urban parents and their children in this guide. Find your next home with Homes.com.
 
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March 23, 2017

5 Studious Cities for College Professors

For many professors, teaching college is the realization of a lifelong goal. Days filled with reading, researching, and sharing that knowledge with thirsty minds is the dream of the most studious among us. Many professors arrive at their school chasing a number of things – research, grants, or funding. But for those with the luxury to choose where they live and teach, several cities offer a plethora of benefits for college professors.

While many college towns host schools with great work environments, larger metros offer increased school choice and therefore more competitive salaries, not to mention additional big city amenities. Here are five cities college professors would [...]

 
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March 21, 2017

5 Funky Cities for Artists

Artists thrive on their surroundings, which is why location is key for creatives. If art is your life, moving to a city with a vibrant art scene can certainly help you hone your craft. While big cities like New York and San Francisco offer world-class art communities, those also come with a steep cost of living. Check out these five cities that offer not just great perks for artists, but a low cost of living as well.

1. New Bedford, Massachusetts

Originally one of the whaling capitals of the world, New Bedford has traded in its heating oil for oil paints. With museums and art galleries cropping up all over the place, the art scene has flourished over the past decade, making [...]

 
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March 9, 2017

Young and Thriving: Hot Markets for Today’s Millennials

Are you a Millennial looking for the perfect city to buy your first home? Here are the ten hottest markets for today's Millennials.
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