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Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros 4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Avoid Them Live in a Loud Area? Here’s How to Reduce Sound Inside Your Home Ever wondered […] The post Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America appeared first on RISMedia.

What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently Live in a Loud Area? Here’s How to Reduce Sound Inside Your Home Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties Ever wonder how much bacon you need to […] The post What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros appeared first on RISMedia.

Driving the Smart Home Surge - More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they have received more smart home inquiries in recent months, and requests for maintenance once per month or more. “This report […] The post Driving the Smart Home Surge appeared first on RISMedia.

Understanding Energy Costs - I was recently contacted by the Consumer Energy Alliance, which provides consumers with unbiased information on U.S. and global energy issues. Its affiliates represent sectors from the energy industry, academia, small businesses, conservation groups to travel-related industries. The CEA recently released a sweeping study of energy consumption across the country, and analyzed various regions, states, […] The post Understanding Energy Costs appeared first on RISMedia.

The Best States for Single Parents - Parents raising children solo have unique needs. A recent study by GOBankingRates identifies the states with the most favorable conditions for meeting those needs, including an ideal median income: New Jersey Median Household Income: $72,093 State Support: Expanded Medicaid, earned-income tax credit and paid family leave program Rhode Island Median Household Income: $56,852 State Support: […] The post The Best States for Single Parents appeared first on RISMedia.

Consumer Confidence Keeps Improving - Consumer confidence kept improving in August, posting a 122.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 104.0, while the Present Situation reading rose to 151.2. July’s reading was 120.0. “Consumer confidence increased in August following a moderate improvement in July,” said Lynn Franco, […] The post Consumer Confidence Keeps Improving appeared first on RISMedia.

WalletHub: 10 Best Housing Markets - What makes for an attractive housing market? Analysts at WalletHub recently identified several indicators of desirability, using a 100-point scoring system in 300 markets to rank the top 10 in the nation: Frisco, Texas McKinney, Texas Allen, Texas Cary, N.C. Richardson, Texas Seattle, Wash. Bellevue, Wash. Carrollton, Texas Nashville, Tenn. Denver, Colo. The indicators applied […] The post WalletHub: 10 Best Housing Markets appeared first on RISMedia.

Research: Gardening Knows No Borders - Homeowners the world over get down and dirty in the garden, according to recently released findings by market researcher GfK, with outdoor grooming most common Down Under. Forty-five percent of Australians spend time in the garden daily or weekly—the most of the 17 countries surveyed. Gardening is also popular in China, Mexico, the U.S. and […] The post Research: Gardening Knows No Borders appeared first on RISMedia.

14 Times Pop Culture Predicted Future Technology - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: For Sale: Former Social Club of George Washington Energy-Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer Sunny Split-Level Tribeca Condo for Sale When the film-makers of yesteryear contemplated the future, it didn’t look like a very […] The post 14 Times Pop Culture Predicted Future Technology appeared first on RISMedia.

Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Show-Stopping Tips for Creating an Outdoor Theater Actionable Marketing for REALTORS®: Digital Trends to Watch and Practice Great Leadership Begins With Mastering Your Mindset There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to […] The post Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes appeared first on RISMedia.

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