The Best Up-and-Coming School Districts in Every State

On Dec. 2, the House approved a sweeping bill to drastically overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, ending an era of major federal involvement in public education. Representative John Kline, R-Minn., who is also chairman of the House Education Committee, said in a statement that No Child Left Behind was "based on good intentions, … Continue reading The Best Up-and-Coming School Districts in Every State

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6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

From Realtor.com 12/28/16 Photos: papparaffie/iStock Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and … Continue reading 6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

How Has Buying a Home Changed Since Your Parents’ Time?

From Realtor.com 1/27/16 H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images Westend61/Getty Images; Feverpitched/iStock Those who love babbling on about millennials’ narcissism, sense of entitlement, or ungodly love of selfie sticks are missing out on the big picture: These are the people forever transforming the world of home ownership. Older millennials, in fact, are now the biggest group of first-time … Continue reading How Has Buying a Home Changed Since Your Parents’ Time?

Where to Live: Something Old, Something New, or Something Rented?

From Realtor.com 1/18/16 LPETTET/pikappa/Zerbor/iStock In the world of real estate, it qualifies as The Big Question: “Should you buy or should you rent?” But let’s dive deeper into the realities of the 2016 marketplace. The seemingly simple category of “homes for sale” actually covers a mind-bending number of different options. So maybe the better question is: … Continue reading Where to Live: Something Old, Something New, or Something Rented?

Cleveland Embraces Foodie Culture, Feeds Millennial Real Estate Market

From CNBC.com 1/21/16 <img class="StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)" src="https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/5gur855VZ2Wq47UrTOy_6Q--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://l.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FIT_TO_WIDTH-w1280/a050d9452149d7066eb3423368d0b7743ec85c6f.jpg"/> CLEVELAND — You can’t buy a great cheeseburger on the Internet, and that is the simple fact behind the new driver of downtown real estate development. Restaurants are the new retail, and celebrity chefs today are fast becoming just as powerful as names like Macy’s and … Continue reading Cleveland Embraces Foodie Culture, Feeds Millennial Real Estate Market

Our Economist’s Top Tips for Selling a Home in 2016

Our Economist’s Top Tips for Selling a Home in 2016 By Cicely Wedgeworth Realtor.com 1/14/16   DreamPictures/Getty Images If you’re planning to sell your house this year, well, you’re in luck. “The 2016 housing market is forecasted to be mainly a seller’s market, filled with increasing home prices, relatively low inventory, and fierce competition between buyers,” … Continue reading Our Economist’s Top Tips for Selling a Home in 2016

She Bought Julia Child’s Home

Meet the Smith College Alumna Who Bought Julia Child’s France Home Under Makenna Johnston’s ownership, La Pitchoune will become a culinary retreat center. By Jacqueline Cain | The Feed | February 2, 2016, 3:14 p.m. Makenna Johnston. / Photo by Catherine Just On a Friday morning in November, a post in a public Facebook forum … Continue reading She Bought Julia Child’s Home

The Most Famous Brand From Every State

The Most Famous Brand From Every State   Alvin Ward Mentalfloss.com filed under: The Afternoon Map Today's map shows the corporation or brand that best represents each state. Designer Steve Lovelace explained his criteria: "In each case, I picked a brand that a) has ties to that state and b) is still in business." A few … Continue reading The Most Famous Brand From Every State

7 Wise Money Moves From Experts

7 Wise Money Moves From Experts like Warren Buffett, Tony Robbins and other experts From Inc.com Will 2016 be the year you start building real wealth? It can be if you set your mind to it. Every year, the personal finance site GOBankingRates asks the world's most famous financial experts for their tips for the coming … Continue reading 7 Wise Money Moves From Experts

What’s ahead for the housing market in 2016

  2016 could be a great year for owners, not for renters. (Big Stock) By The Washington Post January 7 We all have a big financial stake in housing — as homeowners, renters, landlords and/or taxpayers. Let’s consider the major macroeconomic trends in 2016 that will significantly impact those stakes. ● Homeowners should enjoy another year of … Continue reading What’s ahead for the housing market in 2016