35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

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~ In case you are getting dragged down by the day to day of California life, commute, taxes, etc. Yes I love our easy access to mountains, beaches, deserts, and entertainment, but maybe you are ready to make a change where your money can go farther so to speak. Here are a couple of ideas … Continue reading 35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

Something to think about © Provided by Trusted Media Brands, Inc. Gardener mowing the lawn at backyard Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week We get it—there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those weeds and wildflowers tame around … Continue reading Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

Healthiest Communities in America

Which do you think will be on the list? Discover America's Healthiest Communities Where you live can play a critical role in how healthy you are. The 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings spotlight this relationship by measuring nearly 3,000 U.S. counties and county equivalents across dozens of factors that can help or harm the health of … Continue reading Healthiest Communities in America

Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

Rates rise and fall, don't miss out when they fall! Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers © Mikolette / Getty Images/iStockphoto couple admiring their new house with mortgage rates dropping The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.34 percent from 4.40 percent on March 21, 2019. This … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

We Gave 7 Designers $150 at IKEA—This Is What They Bought We will never stop admiring the beauty of a high-end product, but our salary doesn't always accommodate the luxury price tag. (Psst—we know a few designer-like pieces you can actually afford.) However, if there's one thing every insanely stylish room has in common, it's the … Continue reading 7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

Everything You Need to Know About Wood Flooring According to Elle

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Wood Flooring March 11, 2019 A selection of the top products and flooring trends-and an ED editor's own 130-year-old floor restoration. ~ got an older home with flooring that needs to redone? how about a newer home you would like to upgrade with wood flooring? ~ Check out … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Wood Flooring According to Elle

Don’t Make These Mistakes in Your Home

50 Ways You’re Damaging Your Home and Don’t Even Know It Unless you’re among the lucky few dropping dough on mega-yachts and Maseratis, your home is likely the most valuable thing you’ll ever own. However, while many people may envision themselves getting to undertake fun remodeling and decorating projects when they buy a home, few … Continue reading Don’t Make These Mistakes in Your Home

Tired of heavy traffic and high gas prices? Move here

Tired of heavy traffic and high gas prices? Move here Even if you live in the most beautiful place in the world, heavy traffic and high gas prices can ruin the experience. One of the downsides of cities with attractive features is that they inevitably draw a crowd. On top of that, some of the … Continue reading Tired of heavy traffic and high gas prices? Move here

California’s New Solar

Why California's new solar mandate could cost new homeowners up to an extra $10,000 Starting next year, every new home built in California will have something extra on top. Recently, California became the first state in the nation to make solar mandatory for new houses. Beginning in 2020, newly constructed homes must have solar panels, … Continue reading California’s New Solar

Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2019 Edition

Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2019 Edition Record high home values, stagnating incomes, the largest economic downturn in a century and record levels of student debt are just a few examples of the roadblocks between millennials and homeownership. All these factors have manifested in millennials’ inability to sock away enough cash in their savings … Continue reading Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2019 Edition