We know… it’s not easy saving for a home, in fact, it’s somewhat nutty what a down payment can look like with home prices in the most expensive areas today.
Because we *are* a little nutty, and because our partners over at The Nut Job 2 thought it might be cool, we thought it would be great to see how many almonds would be the equivalent of the average U.S. home price, and compare that to other nice things to have – and horrible things to avoid!
We’re not ones to tease, so the actual answer to “how many almond nuts would it take to buy a house?” is over 37,000,000. Yes… that’s 37 MILLION! And that’s a lot of [...]
Originally founded by the French then ruled by the Spanish for decades, New Orleans is truly an amazing place with a vibrant history, spectacular cuisine and a wonderfully rich multi-cultural approach to life. New Orleans is also a unique destination with a very distinct look and feel about it, reflected by the incredible architecture that can be found throughout the city. As one of America’s oldest cities, some buildings date back to the 18th century and almost half of its buildings were built before World War II. Historic districts each make their own statements, from the iconic bars and shops of the French Quarter along Bourbon Street, to the storybook mansions that line St. [...]
Proximity to good schools is one of the most important factors influencing home buying. The quality of local schools influences the neighborhood choice of “one out of four buyers” and “half of all buyers who have children younger than 18 years old,” according to a 2016 profile of home buyers and sellers.
Good schools not only make a lasting difference in a child’s quality of life; they also have a direct impact on home values. A recent RealtyTrac study found that in zip codes with at least one good school, the average estimated home value was “77 percent higher” than in other zip codes. Homes bought in zip codes with good schools [...]
Staying in shape can be difficult in even the best of circumstances, but living in certain places can definitely make it harder. Without fresh, healthy food (food desert) or access to places where you can exercise, keeping fit becomes a serious challenge.
There are countless ways to keep yourself fit, but whether you’re into walking, running, climbing, or biking, you still need somewhere to do it. So if your body is your temple and you want to take care of it, here are a few places where staying fit is a lot easier.Washington, D.C.
The nation’s capital is known for a lot of things, but fitness isn’t typically one of them. Nevertheless, Washington, [...]