Category Archives: Information

Are You Checking Email on Vacation?

(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 […] The post Are You Checking Email on Vacation? appeared first on RISMedia .
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5 of the Best Cities to Flip Houses In

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, […] The post 5 of the Best Cities to Flip Houses In appeared first on RISMedia .
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Ranked: 10 Affordable Towns With High-Rated Elementary Schools

Communities with sought-after schools often command a premium for homebuyers. Realtor.com® 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 […] The post Ranked: 10 Affordable Towns With High-Rated Elementary Schools appeared first on RISMedia .
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Study: How Have Borrowers Made Out Since the December Rate Hike?

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 […] The post Study: How Have Borrowers Made Out Since the December Rate Hike? appeared first on RISMedia .
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Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 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 […] The post Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor appeared first on RISMedia .
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Real Estate Reigns as Americans’ Preferred Investment

Real estate is the long-term investment of choice for Americans, who in a recent survey by Bankrate.com 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 […] The post Real Estate Reigns as Americans’ Preferred Investment appeared first on RISMedia .
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Home Price Change Expectations Flat

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 […] The post Home Price Change Expectations Flat appeared first on RISMedia .
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5 Movie Homes in Real Life

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 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 […] The post 5 Movie Homes in Real Life appeared first on RISMedia .
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Survey: Housing Came out on the Other Side—Mortgage Market, Not So Much

Most homeowners are content with the current status of the housing market, believing not only that they made a smart choice by owning, but also that conditions in their area have gotten better since the recession, according to the results of a new survey. Ninety-one percent of homeowners and 83 percent of renters surveyed recently […] The post Survey: Housing Came out on the Other Side—Mortgage Market, Not So Much appeared first on RISMedia .
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Apartment-Hoppers: Stay Put and Save

Renters can save thousands of dollars by renewing a lease instead of moving to a new rental, according to a recently released analysis by Zillow—a golden opportunity to put savings toward a down payment on a home. Researchers arrived at an average $3,946 in savings by assessing the most recent rent data from the U.S. […] The post Apartment-Hoppers: Stay Put and Save appeared first on RISMedia .
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